“The few bumps and bruises you get during the fight are nothing to the beating you will give yourself mentally for giving up”

Damien Trainor

Damien Trainor

At the tender age of 14, I started training in the art of Muay Thai at a gym called K-Star, in Birmingham UK. Just 6 months later I competed in my first fight which I won via decision. During my schoolboy career, I racked up a series of wins including the schoolboy Midland area, English and British title.

At 16 I entered the adult ranks and quickly made a name for myself. At 17 I became the English champion and just a year later became the British No1 by winning the British title.

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Preparing for your first Thai rules fight.

Preparing for your first Thai rules fight.

We have a couple of lads in the gym getting ready for their first full Thai rules (FTR) fight and all are eager to let some elbows fly. I thought this would be the right time to give my thoughts and views on this subject. The first ever FTR British title was fought...

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You don’t need to win in sparring.

You don’t need to win in sparring.

Sparring is essential when you are training in any fighting art, be it for competition or general self defence. This is the time when you will get to practice your skills against someone who has the same idea and intent as you, the key word being PRACTICE. Often I've...

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