“The few bumps and bruises you get during the fight are nothing to the beating you will give yourself mentally for giving up”
At the tender age of 14, I started training in the art of Muay Thai at a gym called K-Star, in Birmingham UK. Just 6 months later I competed in my first fight which I won via decision. During my schoolboy career, I racked up a series of wins including the schoolboy Midland area, English and British title.
At 16 I entered the adult ranks and quickly made a name for myself. At 17 I became the English champion and just a year later became the British No1 by winning the British title.
From the blog
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...read more
I was around 17/18 at the time and had just finished another international contest with Dutch fighter Remco Wattenberg. Remco was in his mid 20's and was one ugly looking man! I actually remember a few years later I was sat with the Dutch team having a meal the...read more
It's been a little hectic the past few months with sorting things out for the gym, family and seminars, but as I've got five minutes I thought I'd give you another one of my Thailand tales. If you've followed my blogs you may recall one titled a dark time in my...read more
We have a couple of lads in the gym getting ready for their first full Thai rules (FTR) fight and all are eager to let some elbows fly. I thought this would be the right time to give my thoughts and views on this subject. The first ever FTR British title was fought...read more
Here's a brilliant breakdown of my most talked about fight against Tawatchai Budsadee, which was made by the excellent Lawrence Kenshin. If you haven't heard of Lawrence Kenshin before then I highly recommend that you head over to his YouTube channel and checkout a...read more