Damien’s Blog

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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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

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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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....

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