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

Energy Cost: Is Watching Teammates Before Your Fight A Mistake? – Bryan Popejoy

2024-06-17T18:09:49+01:00

Should fighters watch teammates competing ahead of their own fight? Coach Bryan Popejoy discusses the potential energy cost of doing so and the consequence in your own fight. Your body is a holistic system, mobilising energy based on your brain’s perception of your environment. The more emotionally invested you are, the greater the level [...]

Energy Cost: Is Watching Teammates Before Your Fight A Mistake? – Bryan Popejoy2024-06-17T18:09:49+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

Overdoing It? Training Youth Fighters Part 2

2024-03-13T16:48:01+00:00

Welcome back to part 2 of Training Youth Fighters! In this episode, we continue our exploration into the art of training youth fighters, focusing on the crucial concept of finding balance. Join me as we dive deep into the intricacies of youth training methodology. We'll dissect the common pitfalls of early over-specialisation and the [...]

Overdoing It? Training Youth Fighters Part 22024-03-13T16:48:01+00:00

Janet Todd Tips – Remember To Have Fun | Exclusive Interview

2024-03-01T16:04:51+00:00

Janet Todd – Farewell Fight Join us for an exclusive interview with Janet Todd, the reigning Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion, as she shares invaluable insights and tips on how to stay at the top of your game while having fun! In this interview, Janet opens up about her mindset leading up to her farewell [...]

Janet Todd Tips – Remember To Have Fun | Exclusive Interview2024-03-01T16:04:51+00:00

Muay Thai Passion – I Did It. You Can Do It Faster!

2024-02-19T18:04:39+00:00

Dive into how my Muay Thai passion triggered my transformation from engineer to Muay Thai pro and discover how you can fast-track your own journey to success! In this compelling video, I share my pivotal decision to leave behind stability for the thrill of Muay Thai. Learn how I merged modern science with tradition [...]

Muay Thai Passion – I Did It. You Can Do It Faster!2024-02-19T18:04:39+00:00

Developing a Growth Mindset For Fighters – My Own Battle

2024-01-25T14:21:21+00:00

I used to believe my abilities were fixed - until sporting achievements opened my eyes to growth mindset. After childhood math trauma, I was convinced I lacked numerical talent. But unexpected successes in sports showed me that with strategic practice, I could improve dramatically. My fixed mindset began to crumble. I realised if I [...]

Developing a Growth Mindset For Fighters – My Own Battle2024-01-25T14:21:21+00:00

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

How To Use a Short Fight Camp In Thailand & Fight Back Home

2023-11-09T09:40:29+00:00

Want to know how to use a short fight camp in Thailand to boost your fight performance for a fight immediately when you return home? The secret lies as much in what you DON'T do as much as what you DO do! In this episode, a behind the scenes of an in-depth coaching session where [...]

How To Use a Short Fight Camp In Thailand & Fight Back Home2023-11-09T09:40:29+00:00

The Secret To Managing Life Stress and Training Stress

2023-11-01T17:43:24+00:00

There’s an intricate relationship between managing life stress and training stress. In this episode, gain invaluable insights into how stress impacts your performance, both inside and outside the gym, from the unique perspective of a seasoned Muay Thai, and strength and conditioning coach. Join me as I decode the correlation between General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) [...]

The Secret To Managing Life Stress and Training Stress2023-11-01T17:43:24+00:00

Too Old To Fight? Overcoming Age Barriers in Muay Thai – A Fighter’s Journey

2023-10-26T11:19:15+01:00

Welcome fellow enthusiasts and aspiring fighters. I'm here today to share my own story, one that I hope will resonate with many of you who have ever wondered, "Am I too old to pursue my passion for Muay Thai?" You see, I've asked myself that very question, and what I've learned along the way [...]

Too Old To Fight? Overcoming Age Barriers in Muay Thai – A Fighter’s Journey2023-10-26T11:19:15+01:00

Power Up Your Muay Thai Kick – Prof. Tony Myers

2023-10-03T13:31:48+01:00

Uncover the science behind a more powerful Muay Thai kick with Prof. Tony Myers! From ongoing research, get exclusive insights into elevating your kick's power and mastering the art and science of Muay Thai. Dive into the nuance of speed, technique, and impactful strikes, exploring everything from relaxed effort to cultural differences in power [...]

Power Up Your Muay Thai Kick – Prof. Tony Myers2023-10-03T13:31:48+01:00

Pre Fight Breakdown ONE Championship Smilla Sundell vs Allycia Rodrigues

2023-09-26T15:05:34+01:00

Explore the backstory of the highly-anticipated ONE Championship Strawweight World Muay Thai Title clash between Smilla Sundell and Allycia Rodrigues! In this episode, I had an insightful conversation with Muay Thai commentator and aficionado, Matt Lucas, as we dive into the details leading up to this epic showdown. Before the event, we delved into [...]

Pre Fight Breakdown ONE Championship Smilla Sundell vs Allycia Rodrigues2023-09-26T15:05:34+01:00

Fight Ready Pad Work – A New Take

2023-09-21T10:33:06+01:00

Fight ready pad work isn't just about sweating out; it's about crafting a strategic approach that replicates the fight's intensity. Dive deep into the nuances of fight-specific training in this episode, as we uncover how to leverage pad work sessions for maximum psychological and physical benefit, ensuring you're sharp and agile for the big [...]

Fight Ready Pad Work – A New Take2023-09-21T10:33:06+01:00

Muay Thai Guarding – From Green to Red Alert

2023-08-16T11:57:55+01:00

Muay Thai guarding is more of an art than a science, and is a critical skill that can transform your sparring and fighting abilities. Let's dive into the key aspects that can help refine your defensive strategy to level up your protection, while downscaling your cognitive load – a winning combination for any fighter! [...]

Muay Thai Guarding – From Green to Red Alert2023-08-16T11:57:55+01:00

The Fight Camp Is Dead. Long Live The Fight Camp!

2023-08-06T09:29:34+01:00

The truth is, the traditional fight camp is dead. Today, we're here to discuss a groundbreaking shift in mindset that modern fighters are using in their approaching training, a shift that can take your performance to a whole new level. It's time to challenge the traditional fight camp mindset and embrace a continuous, progressive [...]

The Fight Camp Is Dead. Long Live The Fight Camp!2023-08-06T09:29:34+01:00

What To Do If You Fail The Prescribed Number Of Reps!

2023-08-06T09:17:05+01:00

If you fail the prescribed number of reps in your training program... why did it happen, and what should you do? In this episode, we delve into the intriguing nuances of rep max testing... We uncover the occasional phenomenon where exceptional performance during testing doesn't translate to sustained success in the training block. And highlight [...]

What To Do If You Fail The Prescribed Number Of Reps!2023-08-06T09:17:05+01:00
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