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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...