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02 Apr Posted by in Blog | 1 comment

Great fighters need great adversaries: Trainor v Howson IV

Great fighters need great adversaries: Trainor v Howson IV

In true Thailand fashion the biggest rivalry in UK Muay Thai will be having it’s fourth instalment. 24th June 2012 will see myself and Andy Howson once again stepping into the ring to face off against each other, hoping to add yet another contender to fight of the year. This time the venue will be […]

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30 Mar Posted by in Blog | Comments

Thailand bans MMA

Thailand bans MMA

I’ve just stumble on this off the fightersonly website. I can’t take credit for this article but it’s quite interesting and makes you wonder why they want it banned. “Thailand has banned MMA. The Thai sports ministry ruled this week that MMA is “too brutal” and it is henceforth prohibited to stage MMA events in […]

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29 Mar Posted by in Blog | Comments

At times we have to do things we don’t want to do in the ring.

At times we have to do things we don’t want to do in the ring.

We have all had those days in the gym where we don’t have the motivation to train or to even push ourselves, these times are key points in your training in my opinion. Often when you compete you get put into challenging situations where the easiest solution would be to quit. You could be involved […]

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19 Mar Posted by in Blog | 1 comment

Having stitches with no anaesthetic stings like a b****!

Having stitches with no anaesthetic stings like a b****!

It was coming to the end of August in 2004, I’d been in Thailand for a number of months now enjoying a less hectic life style. All I had to be concerned with now was training and fighting. I’d just had two fights less than ten days apart, one in Bangkok on a small event […]

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13 Mar Posted by in Blog, News | Comments

Buakaw’s interview translated.

Buakaw’s interview translated.

A big thanks goes to Nop from mymuaythai for translating the interview so that the rest of us can see what was actually said. Make sure to check his site out as he has some great exclusive content. Interviewer: can you explain where you’ve been for the past 10 days? Buakaw: I’d like to apologize […]

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09 Mar Posted by in Blog, News | Comments

Saenchai defeats Sagetdao

Saenchai defeats Sagetdao

I’ve just found out through twitter that Saenchai defeated Sagetdao in a unanimous points decision to claim the Lumpinee stadium belt. The scores were 47-49 in favour of Saenchai on all three judges score cards. A couple of the quotes from Rob Cox while the fight was in progress were “Saenchai has just taken the […]

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29 Feb Posted by in Blog, News | Comments

Schilling vs Marcus: My opinion.

Schilling vs Marcus: My opinion.

Lion Fight Promotions had it’s 5th Battle in the desert event on the 25th February in Las Vegas. The main event between Joe Schilling and Simon Marcus was highly anticipated due to the amount of trash talking that had taken place in the build up to the fight. I was actually looking forward to watching […]

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28 Feb Posted by in Blog | Comments

Who Are Pornsaneh & Yodkhoonpon Sitmonchi?

Who Are Pornsaneh & Yodkhoonpon Sitmonchi?

This was written by  Michael Galvin who will be making the documentary on these two. Pornsaneh and Yodkhoonpn are both Muay Thai (literally ‘Thai boxing’)’ fighters who train and fight out of Sitmonchai Gym in Kanchanaburi province, Thailand. Well known in Thailand and around the world for his devastating fighting style, Porsnaneh has been raised in […]

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23 Feb Posted by in Blog | 6 comments

“Why do they stop fighting and just walk around in the last round?”

“Why do they stop fighting and just walk around in the last round?”

Those of you who have been to see a fight in Thailand or have watched one on the internet will notice they often fight a little different to how we do in the west. A question I hear often is “Why do they stop fighting and just walk around in the last round?” To a […]

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09 Feb Posted by in Blog, Documentaries, Videos | Comments

What is Muay Thai – Rob Cox talks fundamentals

What is Muay Thai – Rob Cox talks fundamentals

Rob Cox is a highly respected journalist, trainer and commentator and has been involved in Muay Thai for over 18 years. With him being able to speak and read fluent Thai what he doesn’t know about the game isn’t worth knowing. He runs his own successful gym in Thailand called Kiatpontip and I’m planning on checking […]

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