Coaching For Your First Fight – Damien Trainor

2024-06-28T15:44:57+01:00

Coaching for your first fight can make or break your competitive Muay Thai aspirations – whether you're sharpening up with non-decision bouts or aiming for titles someday. World-class Muay Thai coach Damien Trainor shares his philosophy on introducing students to competition. He emphasises the importance of getting to know your fighter and, crucially, helping [...]

Coaching For Your First Fight – Damien Trainor2024-06-28T15:44:57+01:00

Do & Don’t Do This Muay Thai Training In Thailand – Angela Chang

2024-06-25T18:39:02+01:00

Pro fighter Angela Chang opens up about a critical mistake she made during her Muay Thai training in Thailand: pushing herself too hard and hitting the burnout wall. Discover how she learned to understand her limits and maintain peak performance without overstepping. Muay Thai Training In Thailand Many fighters don’t push themselves hard enough, [...]

Do & Don’t Do This Muay Thai Training In Thailand – Angela Chang2024-06-25T18:39:02+01:00

Johan Ghazali Teenage KO Artist! – ONE Championship Interview

2024-05-30T16:55:10+01:00

Johan Ghazali Admits He's Shocked With a 5-fight winning streak, including 4 KOs, 17-year-old Johan “JoJo” Ghazali is amazed at how quickly he’s ascended to the ONE Championship pro ranks. Despite his success, JoJo isn't afraid of losses – he values the experience they bring. Patience is key for him, and he's been aiming [...]

Johan Ghazali Teenage KO Artist! – ONE Championship Interview2024-05-30T16:55:10+01:00

Understanding Your First Fight Performance – Both Before And After

2024-05-14T15:16:43+01:00

Why can't you fight how you spar in training? Why are you so stiff, clumsy, and fatigued? The key to understanding your first fight performance is to recognise the undeniable influence of your psychology on your physiology! Yerkes-Dodson anyone? In this episode, we discuss the tipping point between the optimal amount of stress to [...]

Understanding Your First Fight Performance – Both Before And After2024-05-14T15:16:43+01:00

The Truth About Fighters Achieving Goals

2024-01-03T18:09:54+00:00

Fighters achieving goals! Feels awesome right? Well, yes and no... If you're struggling to feel fulfilled and find direction after reaching a big goal in the sport, you're not alone. In this episode, Muay Thai aficionado Matt Lucas shares his personal experience running a marathon but feeling indifferent after finishing. Achieving goals can be [...]

The Truth About Fighters Achieving Goals2024-01-03T18:09:54+00:00

Fighters: Even More To Motivation Than You Know – Part 2

2023-08-06T09:17:11+01:00

Winning by knockout is the best feeling in the world. Seeing the referee standing over your opponent waving off the fight, you feel almost immortal. But, in a well-matched fight anything can happen. Sometimes you're the hammer, and others you’re the nail. In an instant, one mistake can render YOU helpless – all your [...]

Fighters: Even More To Motivation Than You Know – Part 22023-08-06T09:17:11+01:00

Ognjen Topic: How To Become The Best Fighter You Can Be

2023-08-06T09:17:21+01:00

Put this battle-tested advice from Ognjen Topic into practice to become the best fighter you can be. Although distilled in fighting, these lessons apply to every domain of your life. There's a pattern to becoming the best you can be. Know the pattern, chase the challenge, and become your best... [...]

Ognjen Topic: How To Become The Best Fighter You Can Be2023-08-06T09:17:21+01:00

Feeling Tired During Fights Isn’t The Same As Being Tired

2023-08-06T09:17:25+01:00

There's a difference between feeling tired during fights and being tired... Competing as a fighter is stressful, and the cocktail of neurochemicals and hormones this dumps into your body drastically affects how you feel. Especially early in a fight career, nervousness, anxiety, or even all-out fear, will leave you feeling exhausted without even exerting [...]

Feeling Tired During Fights Isn’t The Same As Being Tired2023-08-06T09:17:25+01:00

Tips For Coping With Pre Fight Nerves

2023-08-06T09:17:26+01:00

Even elite pros require methods for coping with pre fight nerves. And it begins with accepting how you really feel, before adopting strategies to manage that pre fight anxiety when it crops up... And it will! Every fighter has nerves before a fight. If they didn't, they can't perform their best. However, it's important [...]

Tips For Coping With Pre Fight Nerves2023-08-06T09:17:26+01:00

Rich Cadden: Real Deal Muay Thai Veteran – SoBC Podcast EP 16

2023-08-06T09:17:35+01:00

Not so common... Muay Thai coach to Muay Thai veteran fighter What happens when a 45 year old Muay Thai coach returns to the ring to compete for a Muay Thai veteran title, after 11 years out, and with 20kg to lose in 15 just weeks? …Huge lessons, and a big win! Rich Cadden, [...]

Rich Cadden: Real Deal Muay Thai Veteran – SoBC Podcast EP 162023-08-06T09:17:35+01:00

Wow! Liam Harrison! Mind Over Muangthai!

2023-08-06T09:17:41+01:00

The mindset of Liam Harrison, capable of coming back despite being knocked down twice in succession by a fast-starting Muangthai PK.Saenchai in the first round at ONE 156... Looking on, it seemed he was done. But Liam's mind kicked into overdrive instead of overwhelm. With two "lives" gone, and a final one left... He got up, and knocked the Thai down 3 [...]

Wow! Liam Harrison! Mind Over Muangthai!2023-08-06T09:17:41+01:00

Muay Thai – Setbacks?… ALREADY?!

2023-08-06T09:17:47+01:00

Sundays tend to be a reflective day for me, and my Sunday posts therefore share more personal insight… Both of my own thoughts and feelings, and a personal look behind the scenes of my own life too (in case you’re interested). This morning, while out exercising my dog Logan, I [...]

Muay Thai – Setbacks?… ALREADY?!2023-08-06T09:17:47+01:00

Pre-fight Fear, Introverts Shifting State, & Champs Need More Than S&C

2023-08-06T09:17:48+01:00

This episode looks at overcoming pre-fight fear, how introverts can shift state to fight at their best, and why it takes more than a solid S&C program to become a champion! Join the most informed Muay Thai performance community out there! Subscribe Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/donheatrick Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/heatrick-heavy-hitters-muay-thai-performance/id1381118000 Spotify: [...]

Pre-fight Fear, Introverts Shifting State, & Champs Need More Than S&C2023-08-06T09:17:48+01:00

Panicos Yusuf: The Habit Of Hard Work – SoBC Podcast EP 13

2023-08-06T14:59:06+01:00

Panicos Yusuf came to England from Cyprus on a one-way ticket, with just £60 in his pocket and a habit of working hard... He's since achieved an incredible amount in the sport of Muay Thai, owing everything to his family, his friends, his coaches [...]

Panicos Yusuf: The Habit Of Hard Work – SoBC Podcast EP 132023-08-06T14:59:06+01:00

Angela Chang: Female Fighters, Thai Culture, & Self-Honesty – SoBC Podcast EP 11

2023-08-06T14:59:08+01:00

Podcast episode with Angela Chang, a New Yorker now living and fighting Muay Thai in Bangkok, WBC ranked 12 super flyweight in the world, a social media manager and writer, and author of the Muay-Ying website which promotes muay thai for everyone - equal pay, spotlight, and opportunities for everybody...

Angela Chang: Female Fighters, Thai Culture, & Self-Honesty – SoBC Podcast EP 112023-08-06T14:59:08+01:00

Daniel McGowan: Work Ethic, Patience, The Bulletproof Mindset – SoBC Podcast EP 10

2023-08-06T14:59:09+01:00

Martial arts and Muay Thai are all that 25 year old Dan McGowan has ever known. And just when he began to question his own dedication and purpose, Muay Thai gave back – in the form of fantastic opportunities with the other legends at Evolve MMA in Singapore. Dan is [...]

Daniel McGowan: Work Ethic, Patience, The Bulletproof Mindset – SoBC Podcast EP 102023-08-06T14:59:09+01:00

Kevin Ross: Proving To Yourself, Win, Lose, Or Draw, You Belong – SoBC Podcast EP 09

2023-08-06T14:59:11+01:00

Kevin Ross is a pioneer in American Muay Thai, and I think everyone must have seen that photo of him in a mongkon, bowing on the floor, with his outstretched tattooed knuckles, spelling out Muay Thai… But there’s a lot more to Kevin's story than just shiny title belts. He's [...]

Kevin Ross: Proving To Yourself, Win, Lose, Or Draw, You Belong – SoBC Podcast EP 092023-08-06T14:59:11+01:00

Paul Banasiak: Trust, Honesty, Not Selling Yourself Short – SoBC Podcast EP 08

2023-08-06T14:59:14+01:00

Not every fighter is as frank and honest as Paul Banasiak in their appraisal of themselves, with themselves, let alone sharing this with others. But, both with more than his fair share of introspective perspective, and also understanding the value of learning from other's mistakes as well as his own... He's happy [...]

Paul Banasiak: Trust, Honesty, Not Selling Yourself Short – SoBC Podcast EP 082023-08-06T14:59:14+01:00

Tony Myers: Mental Toughness, Skilfulness, & Playfulness – SoBC Podcast EP 07

2023-08-06T14:59:15+01:00

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. [...]

Tony Myers: Mental Toughness, Skilfulness, & Playfulness – SoBC Podcast EP 072023-08-06T14:59:15+01:00
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