Damien’s Blog

A Controversial Decision. Part Two

Ding, Ding. The first round saw me finding my range while Tawatchai was doing all manner of crazy things to impress the crowd. He threw side kicks, superman punches and even a Jean Claude Van Damme style jumping spinning back kick! luckily they all missed. Then...

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A Controversial Decision. Part One

Quite recently I reshared the very excellent highlight from Muay Thai Scholar of my bout with Tawatchai Budsadee of Thailand. This fight is one of my most talked about fights, the reason for this is down to the controversial ending that took place. Many have asked...

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Can the Past Greats Beat Todays Elite?

A debate that always comes up between fighting fans is if fighters of the past could beat the champions of today. Could the ferocity and power of Mike Tyson overcome the footwork and grace of Mohammed Ali? Would Sugar Ray Leonard have been too much for Floyd...

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Fixed combinations vs freestyle pads.

Quite recently I shared a video on my Instagram account (trainor103) of me doing some combinations for people to practice. Someone tagged (I’m assuming) their coach in the post and they replied with “we don’t do fixed combinations”. So I thought I’d address this as...

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Remembering Ramon

Stuart Tomlinson is the man behind the Warrior Collective. He travels the country unfunded visiting gyms and top notch instructors to bring his audience the very best in video martial arts instruction. He recently spent some time in Holland to make a documentary on...

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Trainor’s tips and tricks.

It's been on the cards for a while for me to do a few short videos going over some practical fight techniques. I've actually shared these videos already on my YouTube channel, Instagram account and my Facebook page but I thought it's time I gave them a page on my...

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Is Muay Thai About to Evolve?

I recently did a podcast for K1anoop with Anoop Hothi. During the podcast we went over a large number of subjects revolving around the combat sports industry. One of the subjects we touched on was why Muay Thai isn't becoming as popular as other combat sports such as...

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The Striking Corner’s Podcast: Ep 45 feat Damien Trainor

I was very honoured and privileged to be asked to go in The Striking Corner's podcast, so if you're interested in listening to me ramble on then here you go. In the podcast I give a little insight into the mental game of being a fighter, when it's best to hang up the...

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Lets discuss the term “traditional” Muay Thai

Here is the USA's Richard Abraham preparing for his fight on Glory at the world famous Sitmonchai gym in Thailand. Not too long ago I shared a video of a combination to practice on the pads that consisted of 4 punches and one kick. Someone commented to say that this...

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