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11 Dec Posted by in Blog | Comments

The press conference.

The press conference.

We arrived at the press conference before anyone else and were led to a medium sized room full of round tables. In the middle of the room over looking everyone was a huge long table with a banner behind it advertising the king’s birthday event. The room started to fill up mainly with elderly Thai […]

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11 Dec Posted by in Blog | Comments

The king’s birthday – Training in Thailand, day two

The king’s birthday – Training in Thailand, day two

I lay staring at the ceiling again trying desperately to get to sleep, this time the Karaoke seemed to be louder than the night before. I had to suffer through one Thai guy singing Westlife, Phil Collins and Stevie Wonder till 2.30am. To be fair he was pretty good but not what I wanted to […]

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09 Dec Posted by in Blog | Comments

Please bare with me…

Please bare with me…

Sorry it’s taking a while getting some blogs and videos up. I’m still in Thailand at the moment so it’s a little difficult getting to an internet cafe regulary. So please be patient 🙂

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09 Dec Posted by in Blog | 3 comments

The king’s birthday – Training in Thailand, day one.

The king’s birthday – Training in Thailand, day one.

The time difference between Thailand and the U.K.in December is seven hours. It was going to be difficult to get a good night sleep and get up to train in the morning as 8am in Thailand would be 1am back in theU.K. I tried to go to sleep at midnight on the Sunday. I nodded […]

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04 Dec Posted by in Blog | 1 comment

The king’s birthday offer 5th December 2011

The king’s birthday offer 5th December 2011

For many years one of my ambitions has been to fight on the king’s birthday in Bangkok, Thailand but due to work or having to come home before the 5th of December I just haven’t been able to. I’d decided last year that 2011 I was going to do it. I got on very well […]

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21 Nov Posted by in Blog | Comments

Post fight interview after the Krush 13 event.

Post fight interview after the Krush 13 event.

As you may or may not know, Damien recently fought under K1 rules in Japan. Being a big change from his usual Muay Thai style, I caught up with Damien at K-Star Thai Boxing Academy to find out how it went. How did the last fight go? Not the way I’d have liked. The odds […]

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18 Nov Posted by in Blog | 6 comments

The none Thai elite (IMO)

The none Thai elite (IMO)

There have been hundreds of great Muay Thai fighters to come from outside of Thailand. Everyone has a different opinion on who they regard as the best, but the four I have picked, to me, are the elite of the bunch. The reason why these are at the top of the tree in my opinion […]

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28 Oct Posted by in Blog | 9 comments

A dark time in my career.

A dark time in my career.

Thailand is an amazing place, I actually feel more at home there than I do here, I have done since my first ever visit. I find the culture and traditions fascinating, the food’s delicious (as long as it’s not too spicy) and the scenery breath taking. However, those that have spent long periods of time […]

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12 Oct Posted by in Blog | 3 comments

It’s not always about fighters and champions.

It’s not always about fighters and champions.

A gyms reputation is often made from the calibre of fighters that it produces to represent the club. You’ll find that a lot of the top gyms have produced top quality fighters consistently throughout the years, proving that they have a good system. Luckily enough, I’ve come from a gym that has done this for […]

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04 Oct Posted by in Blog | 7 comments

Fighting – Think of it as you need a hundred answers to one question.

Fighting – Think of it as you need a hundred answers to one question.

I’ve decided to follow on from my last blog post “controlling your opponent – Tempo.” I was left a comment by someone who was explaining their thoughts and actions for their first bout. He basically went all out in the first round hoping to finish it early, he managed to put his opponent down but […]

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