Damien’s Blog

Small Fish Big Pond

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...

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Preparing for your first Thai rules fight.

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...

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You don’t need to win in sparring.

Sparring is essential when you are training in any fighting art, be it for competition or general self defence. This is the time when you will get to practice your skills against someone who has the same idea and intent as you, the key word being PRACTICE. Often I've...

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A Controversial Decision. Part Two

Ding, Ding. The first round saw me finding my range while Tawatchai was doing all manner of crazy things to impress the crowd. He threw side kicks, superman punches and even a Jean Claude Van Damme style jumping spinning back kick! luckily they all missed. Then...

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A Controversial Decision. Part One

Quite recently I reshared the very excellent highlight from Muay Thai Scholar of my bout with Tawatchai Budsadee of Thailand. This fight is one of my most talked about fights, the reason for this is down to the controversial ending that took place. Many have asked...

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Can the Past Greats Beat Todays Elite?

A debate that always comes up between fighting fans is if fighters of the past could beat the champions of today. Could the ferocity and power of Mike Tyson overcome the footwork and grace of Mohammed Ali? Would Sugar Ray Leonard have been too much for Floyd...

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