“The few bumps and bruises you get during the fight are nothing to the beating you will give yourself mentally for giving up”

Damien Trainor

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Damien Trainor

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.

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Contender Asia: Season One

Contender Asia: Season One

An oldie but a goodie, this is a reality series in which contestants battle it out to determine who the best Muay Thai fighter....enjoy. Episode One Episode Two Episode Three Episode Four Episode Five Episode Six Episode Seven Episode Eight /> Episode Nine Episode Ten...

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Lets discuss the term “traditional” Muay Thai

Lets discuss the term “traditional” Muay Thai

Here is the USA's Richard Abraham preparing for his fight on Glory at the world famous Sitmonchai gym in Thailand. Not too long ago I shared a video of a combination to practice on the pads that consisted of 4 punches and one kick. Someone commented to say that this...

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Attack the body and the head will die.

Attack the body and the head will die.

I'd been back in the UK for a few months since returning from Thailand and was back to my winning ways. The last stint of my Thailand life was very hard financially and I was having to take fights just make ends meet . Competing without the right preparation could...

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Getting back into training.

Getting back into training.

After a long lay off from training, one of the hardest things to do is to get back in to it. Since there will be a few of you going through this after the festive season, I thought it would be a good topic to touch upon. The biggest mistake most people make on their...

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Enjoy the journey and reap the benefits.

Enjoy the journey and reap the benefits.

Every journey in life has a very simple process; you have a start, a middle and an end. I think you'd be stumped to try and think of one that didn't have this formula. In my opinion the middle, in any situation, is the learning curve; the part you can't afford to miss...

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