Damien’s Blog

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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Plan for tomorrow

Every fighters dream is to one day rise to the top of their chosen combat sport. It's well known that in order to get to the top you have to be fully focused on what you're doing and strive to achieve your ultimate goal. However, the fight game is short lived so it's...

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The fight game is very harsh.

The dust has finally settled on UFC 207 and just as it was on her last outing, the main focus surrounding the event is Ronda Rousey's defeat. I've been meaning to write a blog on this subject for awhile now, not about Rousey's loss specifically but about how...

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Ognjen Topic v Saenchai: Hong Kong 28.10.16

One of the best technically gifted none Thai fighters of his era, Ognjen Topic takes on the sports pound for pound king Saenchai. The live stream wasn't the best for event so a big thank you to Roman Aguila for being able to capture what was streamed....enjoy. Topic:...

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London Real: John Wayne Parr – The Gunslinger

I've listened to a few London real interviews now and all have been really interesting so when I heard they were going to interview JWP when he was here for his fight on the Muay Thai Grandprix promotion I was really excited. The Youtube video below is only half the...

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How to use the bag to it’s full potential.

One of the best training aids you'll get in any fighters gym is the punching/kicking bag. This piece of equipment probably sits in every gym around the world and is more often than not the most under used item by many. From my own experiences this is generally down to...

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What Is The One Key Element a Champion Must Possess?

I've seen this debate pop up on numerous occasions with people always giving a great argument for their answer. Let's take a quick look at the most common opinions and then I'll let you know what I think. Skills: One that you may think every fighter needs is a good...

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Mission Accomplished: Muay Thai Grandprix 3

It had been four years since I last laced up the gloves but the 26th March saw my long awaited return to the ring. A lot has happened to me in those four years with opening my own gym, buying my own home, welcoming my son into the world and teaching many seminars the...

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