Training & Coaching Advice

The Muay Thai Jigsaw

So… I was thinking the other day about how to best describe Muay Thai to my new beginners at Chokdee Academy. I came up with this analogy which I later recognised is a great description of how to learn, so … Continue reading

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Nurture or Forge

One of the most common concerns for people when they first take that initial step from “Pad-work Class” in to “Sparring Class” is: “Am I just going to get beaten up?” Let me first alleviate any concerns and say a … Continue reading

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The most “Creative Fighters”

I have just watched the latest Horizon programme on creative and divergent thinking, and I was intrigued how this could apply to muay thai and coaching in general. Watch on BBC iPlayer There were a few questions that sprung up … Continue reading

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Barry McGuigan on ITV last night

ITV Player – Click here to watch the programme Watching the Barry McGuigan life story on ITV Sports life stories last night, he said something that really rang true and prompted this blog post. He mentioned the small few seconds … Continue reading

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High’s and Lows of Competition

So, as the year rev’s up with some fantastic bouts for Muay Thai (Glory5 at Excel Arena) and BJJ (PAN-AMS), I wanted to try and explain a little bit more about competition and the emotional rollercoaster that goes along with … Continue reading

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Muayinspiration

You will never give up You will never be beaten There is no obstacle too big There is no opponent that is better than you You are as strong as an ox You are as handsome as a model You … Continue reading

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Ticket selling for fights

One of the biggest hassles when I was fighting in the UK was the associated stress of also being a ticket-seller as well as training for a fight. As I was concentrating more on training, this came as an added … Continue reading

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9 Proper diet tips

After all the New Years Resolutions and empty promises have faded away, we are now in February and the people that have tried ‘dieting’ and ‘weightwatchers/slimmingworld’ etc are feeling that frustration of being sold false promises, we start getting down … Continue reading

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The ABC of Muay Thai

Over the past few weeks I have secured some contracts working in schools, so I have been thinking of how to make this more applicable to ‘academic’, so the students have to drag in other areas of their school knowledge … Continue reading

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Hitting the wall

I read a blog this weekend about “hitting the wall”, reaching that point of physical and mental exhaustion where you can reeeeaaaallllllyyyyy do no more. Now, we have all been in that place where we want to stop during a … Continue reading

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