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02 Oct Posted by in Blog | 7 comments

Controlling Your Opponent – Tempo

Controlling Your Opponent – Tempo

There are a lot of tricks in the fight game that can enable you to control your opponent. The more experienced your opponent is the harder it is to do but never the less it can be done and is an exceptional skill if you can master it. One that I’ll go over now is […]

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01 Oct Posted by in Blog | 1 comment

How to prepare for boxing by Ross Enamait

How to prepare for boxing by Ross Enamait

I stumbled on this on the internet and thought that it is really worth a read for aspiring fighters. I’d like to emphasise that I did not right this article, the guy who wrote it is Ross Enamait who is a personal trainer and the author of the best-selling book The Boxer’s Guide to Performance Enhancement. It is aimed more at boxing […]

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24 Sep Posted by in Blog | Comments

What motivates me.

What motivates me.

One of the things that I get asked often is “what motivates you to keep going?” You must have a target to aim for in what ever you choose to do other wise it becomes boring or a chore. Also when you reach your goal you should set yourself a new one, if I didn’t […]

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18 Sep Posted by in Blog | 10 comments

Mayweather vs Ortiz – My thoughts.

Mayweather vs Ortiz – My thoughts.

Everyone’s talking about the Mayweather vs. Ortiz fight that happened over the weekend, so I thought I’d give my opinion. If you haven’t seen the fight then I’d stop reading now as not to ruin it for you. I thought Ortiz was doing quite well but Mayweather was, as always, doing better. I actually think […]

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10 Sep Posted by in Blog, Videos | 4 comments

Rungravee, need I say more. Part Four

Rungravee, need I say more. Part Four

Ram Muays finished all that was left was to fight. “Ok lets see how hard this f**ker can kick then”. We touched gloves as the bell rang; I started out front kicking his leg and flicking out a jab, as to stop him winding up any big shots. I landed successfully with some punches, Rungravee […]

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09 Sep Posted by in Blog | 1 comment

Rungravee, need I say more. Part Three

Rungravee, need I say more. Part Three

We pulled up to the hotel just in time for the weigh in. My good friend and stable mate Nathan Epps had driven us there. As I got out of the car I heard a tap on a window, I looked up and saw Dan Green signalling to have my weight checked. As I headed […]

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06 Sep Posted by in Blog | 2 comments

Rungravee, need I say more Part Two.

Rungravee, need I say more Part Two.

MSA had a media day with all the fighters that were signed to them. The idea of the day was to tell us what their plans were and where they wanted to take the sport, along with photo shoots, video footage of us training and an acting coach teaching us how to behave on camera. […]

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04 Sep Posted by in Blog | 2 comments

Rungravee, need I say more. Part One.

Rungravee, need I say more. Part One.

With Rungravee making a huge name for himself world wide now, I thought it would be a good time to go over my thoughts and feelings of our fight, and how it transpired. I’d first seen him fight over here in the U.K at the end of 2009 on the first MSA Muay Thai Premier […]

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03 Sep Posted by in Blog | 7 comments

Muay Thai Scoring

Muay Thai Scoring

Now this will be a difficult blog to write about, but I’m going to attempt it. I’m not going to write an in-depth analysis of the scoring criteria, more highlight certain points and explain them to the best of my ability. I get asked often by some of the lads in the gym how a […]

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30 Aug Posted by in Blog | 7 comments

Don’t train not to be hit, train on how you react when you are hit

Don’t train not to be hit, train on how you react when you are hit

I’ve often heard a phrase “The idea of fighting is to hit and not be hit back” now sometimes people can take this too literaly by concentrating too much on not being caught at all during training, which isn’t a bad thing but you shouldn’t only work on evasion. Reason being at some stage you […]

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