by Don Heatrick

I’m hard pushed to think of anyone who has made such an impact on raising the level of worldwide Muay Thai as Tony Myers.

And this made for my biggest podcast episode to date!

Tony Myers is Professor in Quantitative Methods at Newman University, a Muay Thai coach, referee and judge. Turning out fighters like Dean James, Nathan Bendon, & Rob Allen from Pra Chao Suua gym in the West Midlands, and a world authority in Muay Thai judging.

And his unique perspective is one that both respects the traditional, but also questions and validates his methods, to either justify or inform a new direction or variation.

I’d describe him as equal parts martial artist and scientist  and a man after my own heart!

Using observation, experimentation, and available evidence to update your approach is something Tony’s now late teacher, Mr Pimu installed in him during his training in Bangkok.

And Tony has taken this so much further. Pimu would be proud!

This episode is huge (both figuratively and literally), you’ll need to break it into multiple sessions…

And I’m not kidding, get a note book handy!

You can find out more about Tony’s research on the Newman University website here

And of course, you can check out the Pra Chao Suua Muay Thai gym here too.

Each episode revolves around my Four Big Questions

  1. What’s Your Story?
  2. What’s Your Why?
  3. What Makes A Champion?
  4. Challenges And Lessons Learned?

Digging into the answers to these questions helps uncover and share both the commonalities, and the differences in the journey to become a champion. And can help inspire and fast-track your journey too.

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Don Heatrick

Founder of Heatrick Strength and Conditioning

Don Heatrick is a family man from the UK, former mechanical design engineer, European Muay Thai silver medallist, former pro Thai boxer (ranked 4th in UK while aged 40-years), a Muay Thai coach, podcast host, and the go-to expert on Muay Thai performance training with over 25 years of coaching experience.

Don helps ambitious fighters and coaches take their game to the next level by bridging the gap between Strength & Conditioning, Performance Science, and Muay Thai.

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