“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

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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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 your...

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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...

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That’s how you win championships

That’s how you win championships

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...

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