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23 Jan Posted by in Blog, Videos | Comments

Lets discuss the term “traditional” Muay Thai

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 wasn’t Muay Thai but more […]

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15 Jan Posted by in Blog | Comments

Plan for tomorrow

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 extremely important […]

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04 Jan Posted by in Blog | Comments

The fight game is very harsh.

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 inhospitable the fight game can be. At […]

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17 Jul Posted by in Blog | Comments

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

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 not really knowing what to […]

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19 Apr Posted by in Blog | Comments

What Is The One Key Element a Champion Must Possess?

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 set of solid skills. However, […]

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29 Mar Posted by in Blog | Comments

Mission Accomplished: Muay Thai Grandprix 3

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 world […]

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01 Dec Posted by in Blog, Modern Era, Videos | Comments

Should you fight Full Thai Rules from the start?

Should you fight Full Thai Rules from the start?

Another topic that constantly pops up in the UK Muay Thai community is if people should fight full Thai rules (FTR) from the start. I was at a show a couple of weekends ago with one of our fighters and I witnessed a sensational bout between two young lads. One was from Chris Knowles’s gym […]

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07 Nov Posted by in Blog | Comments

Robin Van Roosmalen vs Sittichai Sitsongpeenon: Glory 25

Robin Van Roosmalen vs Sittichai Sitsongpeenon: Glory 25

Fight sports are always prone to bad decisions and this is definitely one in my opinion. Last night saw Robin Van Roosmalen defend his lightweight Glory title against the number 1 contender Sittichai Sitsongpeenong of Thailand. I won’t go in to it much but watch the fight and see who you think wins. Roosmalen: Black […]

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19 Oct Posted by in Blog | Comments

An age old argument: Authentic Muay Thai vs Modified Muay Thai

An age old argument: Authentic Muay Thai vs Modified Muay Thai

Whenever there’s a big show in the UK the usual argument crops up on social media. I’ve actually seen this argument going back and fourth for over 20yrs with nothing ever being resolved. Both fractions still run consistently throughout the country with either side taking pop shots at each other when they aren’t happy about […]

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12 Oct Posted by in Blog, Documentaries, Videos | Comments

A fighter’s journey is never a straight forward one

A fighter’s journey is never a straight forward one

A fighter’s journey is never a straight forward one. Many, if not all of the greats have had to deal with tremendous ups and downs in their careers. It’s how they’ve dealt with these circumstances that makes them great. You may not have had what you feel is the perfect training camp. Work may have […]

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