Damien’s Blog

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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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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