“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
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...read more
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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