Bryan Popejoy: Muay Thai Mentors, Self Belief, Structure, & Adaptability – SoBC Podcast EP 12

2023-08-06T14:59:07+01:00

Bryan Popejoy has found himself at the forefront of American Muay Thai since the 1980's, literally involved from Illinois in the East, through Arizona, to California in the West. His experience both as a Muay Thai fighter himself (in the early "Wild West" period of American Muay Thai), and as [...]

Bryan Popejoy: Muay Thai Mentors, Self Belief, Structure, & Adaptability – SoBC Podcast EP 122023-08-06T14:59:07+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

Starting Late – Starting Anyway – Finishing Ahead

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

How to surpass those that have been training longer than you in Muay Thai I’m often asked questions like… “Is 20 years old too late to start Muay Thai and become successful with it?” So in this episode, I wanted to add a little flavour to answers I’ve given to [...]

Starting Late – Starting Anyway – Finishing Ahead2023-08-06T14:59:11+01:00

Low Intensity Muay Thai Training?

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

Driven from a question left on one of my previous Q&A videos, here I expand on my reply and explain what I mean when I say a "Low Intensity Muay Thai Session"... 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 [...]

Low Intensity Muay Thai Training?2023-08-06T14:59:14+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

Elevation Training Masks, & Breathing Pure Oxygen — Proven or Playing?

2023-08-06T14:59:17+01:00

From Buakaw to Petchmorakot... is it real? Combat sports athletes are constantly bombarded with video clips of fighters using training methods or supplements that are seemingly a shortcut to fantastic results. Most of the time, these clips are little more than social media stunts, either to market a product or [...]

Elevation Training Masks, & Breathing Pure Oxygen — Proven or Playing?2023-08-06T14:59:17+01:00

Liam Harrison: Failing Your Way To Success – SoBC Podcast EP 05

2023-08-06T14:59:18+01:00

In this episode of the Science of Building Champions podcast... Liam Harrison, 8x World champion, current UK number 1 (and has been for 18 years), renowned Muay Thai coach in his own right, both on the world-wide seminar circuit in-person and online, and more recently, host of the “Kickin’ It” [...]

Liam Harrison: Failing Your Way To Success – SoBC Podcast EP 052023-08-06T14:59:18+01:00

Ognjen Topic: Seeking Perfection & Leaning Into Pressure – SoBC Podcast EP 03

2023-08-06T14:59:20+01:00

In this episode of the Science of Building Champions podcast I chat with Ognjen Topic, European born three-times world champion, WKA International Champion, and ranked number 1 in the United States, who’s also trained and fought extensively in Thailand too. Ognjen’s introduction to Muay Thai wasn’t the easiest (on so many [...]

Ognjen Topic: Seeking Perfection & Leaning Into Pressure – SoBC Podcast EP 032023-08-06T14:59:20+01:00

Damien Trainor: Muay Thai Evolution & Fighting Your Own Way – SoBC Podcast EP 02

2023-08-06T14:59:20+01:00

In the long overdue 2nd episode of the podcast…. Former two-times World champion and owner of K-Star Legacy Gym UK, Damien Trainor generously shares his hard-earned Muay Thai knowledge – from both competing at the highest level in the early 90’s and onwards, and as a world renowned coach in [...]

Damien Trainor: Muay Thai Evolution & Fighting Your Own Way – SoBC Podcast EP 022023-08-06T14:59:20+01:00

Are Muay Thai Students Getting Ahead of Their Trainers?

2023-08-06T14:59:22+01:00

I’m hearing more often from fighters that are doing their best to systematically improve their athletic ability... But are finding that well-meaning trainers are sabotaging them with regular “beastings” that set them back. A knowledge gap is beginning to grow between the students and trainers/coaches. [...]

Are Muay Thai Students Getting Ahead of Their Trainers?2023-08-06T14:59:22+01:00

IG Live Muay Thai S&C Q&A 03 – How Often to Push Hard in Training – Placing MT Skill & Fitness in a Fight Camp – Non-impact Cardio – Tournament Prep & More

2023-08-06T14:59:24+01:00

With the increasing volume of questions to fit into the 30 minute segment, apologies if I didn't manage to squeeze in your question in this episode! In this episode of the Q&A I'm asked... How often should you schedule training sessions that really push [...]

IG Live Muay Thai S&C Q&A 03 – How Often to Push Hard in Training – Placing MT Skill & Fitness in a Fight Camp – Non-impact Cardio – Tournament Prep & More2023-08-06T14:59:24+01:00

Fighters – Improve Your Push Up

2023-08-06T14:59:27+01:00

One of the kings of bodyweight exercise, the push up, is often practiced with poor form. Form that translates into your straight punches, particularly as you get tired. Fighters know that rotating the fist too early results in chicken winging, the elbow prematurely flaring out. And that this not only [...]

Fighters – Improve Your Push Up2023-08-06T14:59:27+01:00

How A Novice Can Become An Expert – And Why Some Never Will

2023-08-06T14:59:37+01:00

Phase 1: Newbie Gains When you first start Muay Thai training, you’re swimming in a sea of technical corrections! As time goes on, with consistent practice of the core (game-changing) movements and techniques, fewer corrections are needed to achieve reliable performance. You’re moving along the continuum from novice to expert. [...]

How A Novice Can Become An Expert – And Why Some Never Will2023-08-06T14:59:37+01:00

Why Fighters SHOULDN’T Train With Resistance Bands – They’ll Ruin Your Technique!

2023-08-06T14:59:43+01:00

I’m often asked if it’s good training for fighters to throw punches and kicks with resistance bands connected to their arms and legs? You know, like in the Instagram posts? The short answer is no! Loading up skilled Muay Thai technique is never a good idea, because it changes how you move. An [...]

Why Fighters SHOULDN’T Train With Resistance Bands – They’ll Ruin Your Technique!2023-08-06T14:59:43+01:00

How to Remain On It Without an Upcoming Fight

2023-08-06T14:59:45+01:00

For a Muay Thai newbie, gains are quick, and therefore motivation is high. But inevitably, progress slows and only those that continue to feel progress will keep at it. In this video I show you practical strategies to remain “on it” even if you don’t have a fight coming up… [...]

How to Remain On It Without an Upcoming Fight2023-08-06T14:59:45+01:00

Shoulder Butt Drill For Explosive Punches and Elbow Strikes

2023-08-06T14:59:46+01:00

If you can throw a good shoulder butt, you can throw an awesome punch or elbow! This drill coordinates explosive power from the ground up, and really tells you if your timing is good enough. In this video I share with you a foundation drill that I use to teach fighters to connect [...]

Shoulder Butt Drill For Explosive Punches and Elbow Strikes2023-08-06T14:59:46+01:00
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