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

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 082022-03-09T14:37:30+00:00

TJ The Thinking Man: The Fighter’s Mind, Teamwork, Habits & Challenges – SoBC Podcast EP 01

In this, the very first episode of the Science of Building Champions podcast, I’m joined by both TJ "The Thinking Man", AND "Mrs The Thinking Man", TJ’s wife Daisy, from Phuket – just a week out from both of their next fights on the same weekend… Originally from Houston, Texas [...]

TJ The Thinking Man: The Fighter’s Mind, Teamwork, Habits & Challenges – SoBC Podcast EP 012022-03-09T18:51:23+00:00

THAILAND’S MUAY THAI TRAINING EVOLUTION

This video clarifies some of my thoughts regarding the changing face of Muay Thai training in Thailand itself. It's going to be a long process, but it has begun. Things are slowly changing in Thailand. And with traditional Muay Thai training habits so strongly embedded and blindly defended, it's the foreigners that could be [...]

THAILAND’S MUAY THAI TRAINING EVOLUTION2019-05-05T18:24:43+01:00

Mindfulness Muay Thai — Flow State Mental Training

It's commonly known that a fighter must be focused. An unfocused, mentally distracted fighter doesn't perform well. But, what isn't commonly known is there are two types of focus. One that can help a little (or potentially overload and paralyse you), and one that taps into your flow state, unleashing your full potential. This [...]

Mindfulness Muay Thai — Flow State Mental Training2020-07-22T19:29:27+01:00

Muay Thai Superstition & Sport Psychology

Yodsankai Fairtex showing the sak yant on his hands -designed to make his hands fly trueImage source: MyMuayThai Thailand is a very superstitious country, and this crosses over into all areas of life, none more so than Muay Thai – Thai kickboxing. Thai boxers perform all manner of prefight rituals from sealing [...]

Muay Thai Superstition & Sport Psychology2019-07-30T20:19:16+01:00
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