New Era Of Muay Thai: Unlocking Athletic Performance

The world of Muay Thai is changing. And athletic performance matters more than ever. Gone are the days when Thai fighters had a monopoly on the sport. Today, Western fighters are using sports science and professional training methods to close the gap on their Thai counterparts. If you're a Muay Thai fighter or a [...]

New Era Of Muay Thai: Unlocking Athletic Performance2023-08-06T09:17:09+01:00

The Importance Of Discipline in Strength And Conditioning For Fighters

Don't underestimate the importance of discipline in strength and conditioning. It's all too easy to become distracted by what's shiny and new, only to shortcut progress by playing your ace too early... Or, to charge headlong into overuse injury and the frustration of time out of training. You can look at that next block [...]

The Importance Of Discipline in Strength And Conditioning For Fighters2023-08-06T09:17:09+01:00

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

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

Fighters: There’s More To Motivation Than You Know – Part 1

Taking action is only half the battle. Your REASON for taking action is just as critical, and can either kill your determination off completely, or ignite your motivation along with your results. If you want to stay in the game long enough to find out how far you can really go, you  must get [...]

Fighters: There’s More To Motivation Than You Know – Part 12023-08-06T09:17:12+01:00

Injury – Liam Harrison Motivation

After an injury, motivation can be in VERY short supply... And when you've had an elite Muay Thai fight career as long as Liam Harrison, and a fight style like he has, injuries WILL come. Motivation comes from discipline – both in training and in the fight itself. Arguably, the discipline built during training [...]

Injury – Liam Harrison Motivation2023-08-06T09:17:13+01:00

Kevin Ross – The Public Perception of Fighters is Wrong

Those in Muay Thai, especially at the highest level, know that the public perception of fighters is wrong. Kevin Ross is a fighter. He may have retired from competition, but he IS a fighter. For him, Muay Thai is not just a ring tool, it's really a life tool.... It makes you face your [...]

Kevin Ross – The Public Perception of Fighters is Wrong2023-08-06T09:17:13+01:00

Jonathan Haggerty – Lessons From Fighting Rodtang!

NOBODY can deny that the fights between Rodtang and Jonathan Haggerty were some of the most exciting bouts in combat sports. And, surely, fighting with Rodtang is going to shine a light on areas you can improve. Styles make fights. Knowing your own fighting style, and not allowing emotions to sway you into playing [...]

Jonathan Haggerty – Lessons From Fighting Rodtang!2023-08-06T11:52:54+01:00

How To Coach Experienced Fighters – Professor Tony Myers

As fighters become more experienced, we must understand how to coach them so they don't become stale. Experts in any field are ruthlessly good at the basics. What marks the best apart from the rest, is their ability to revisit and resharpen their foundational practice. It's vital that those at the top of their [...]

How To Coach Experienced Fighters – Professor Tony Myers2023-08-06T09:17:16+01:00

What Is Authentic Muay Thai Training NOW? Old School vs New School

Muay Thai training and Muay Thai as an art has a deep history. And when it comes to the ring sport we’ve all come to love, the period between 1980 and 1995 known as “The Golden Era”, spawned arguably the most talented fighters ever. Names like Dieselnoi, Samart, Jongsanan, and Sakmongkol demand almost superhero [...]

What Is Authentic Muay Thai Training NOW? Old School vs New School2023-08-06T09:17:17+01:00

Paul Banasiak: Losing A Fight By Doing Too Much!

Paul Banasiak shares that losing his Glory debut fight taught him to not over-effort... That it's important to balance risk and reward, and that doing more or going harder in a fight doesn't necessarily equate to bigger, better results. Be aware of the "glitches" you suffer by overthinking instructions and losing your flow! [...]

Paul Banasiak: Losing A Fight By Doing Too Much!2023-08-06T09:17:19+01:00

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

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

How Pre Fight Ritual Boosts Confidence & Performance – Part 1

The evidence is in. Using a pre fight ritual boosts confidence and performance, fact! Pre fight superstition and ritual are an inherent part of all combat sports, and are baked into the culture of Muay Thai. From Pra Jiad arm bands, Mongkhon headgear, lucky amulets, and sak yant tattoos, to wai kru and ram muay [...]

How Pre Fight Ritual Boosts Confidence & Performance – Part 12023-08-06T09:17:24+01:00

Tips For Coping With Pre Fight Nerves

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

Using Fighters Deload Week To Kill It!

Using fighter's deload week effectively takes discipline! Recovery is often a dirty word for fighters... However, it’s the difference between year-on-year progress, or a monthly boom and bust. In this discussion with Rolf Eijsink during his coaching call, we explore both my approach to maximising deload weeks, and Rolf's valuable insight too. Use these [...]

Using Fighters Deload Week To Kill It!2023-08-06T09:17:27+01:00

Mental Strength Training For Fighters

Fighter mental strength training isn't only about what happens on the pads or in sparring. Mental strength is built over the long-term from the habits you repeat each day. In reality, everything you do is an opportunity to either cement the identity of someone who either: 1. Avoids challenging situations or circumstances or gives [...]

Mental Strength Training For Fighters2023-08-06T09:17:28+01:00

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

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

Is Fighter Performance Training Healthy Or Not?

Combat sports have so many athletic qualities and technical and tactical skills demanding attention, that training opportunities are inexhaustible! But, is fighter performance training healthy? In truth, the objectives are different when either training for health or training for optimal fighter performance – even if both walk hand-in-hand for part of the journey. There's [...]

Is Fighter Performance Training Healthy Or Not?2023-08-06T09:17:36+01:00

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness – Everything Fighters Need To Know

One thing’s for sure, delayed onset muscle soreness is part of a fighter’s training – especially when you head out to Thailand to train! But… Is delayed onset muscle soreness the sign of a good training session? How can you avoid being too sore? Should you train if you’re really sore? How can you [...]

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness – Everything Fighters Need To Know2023-08-06T09:17:38+01:00

The Best Reaction Time Training For Fighters

There are a ton of different reaction time training methods and an ever-increasing crop of reaction training devices… And for fighters, they’re NOT all created equal. Some methods really only function as warm-up or movement activities, whereas others can develop Saenchai-like reflexes in the ring! [...]

The Best Reaction Time Training For Fighters2023-08-06T09:17:39+01:00
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