Why I’m Doing the Ketogenic Diet, Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss and Overcoming PTSD

K1ANOOP explains why he’s doing the ketogenic diet with intermittent fasting to help achieve continued weight loss as he returns to serious kickboxing to support his battle in overcoming post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD.

This is the first vlog of what will be a daily vlog series that will last one whole year, documenting how K1ANOOP battles PTSD and achieves weight-loss, having been 111.5kg in May 2018 before staring the ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting when weighing himself in his first week back into training (and now starts vlogging this journey from week three onwards).

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The Art of Kicking: How to Beat an Aggressive Fighter like Badr Hari

Kicking is an art and so is professional fighting but executing a variety of kicking skills isn’t a simple process, especially when under pressure from an aggressive fighter. However, controlling distance/range with effective kicking will certainly work wonders as it did for multiple K-1 champion, Semmy Schilt against Badr Hari.

Schilt and Badr had fought each other twice during their illustrious kickboxing careers; their first encounter in the ring resulted in a first round KO win for Hari at It’s Showtime Amsterdam in May 2009. On that occasion, the “Golden Boy” was simply to fast, too aggressive and too violent for the technical giant of world kickboxing in Schilt.

Hari had been deliberate in closing down Schilt who, is 6ft11″ tall, in their first clash despite standing at 6ft6″ himself. “The Hightower” had a huge natural advantage that always worked in his favour against the majority of his opponents. Some have even argued that if it wasn’t for his incredible height, immense physique and lengthy limbs, Schilt might not have had the high level of success that he enjoyed during the ‘Golden era’ (but that’s a debate for another time).

The simple fact is if you have a natural advantage over your opponent to use it as efficiently as possible. However, doing so like Schilt tried and failed (at first) proved to be much easier said than done, under extreme pressure from Hari.

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GLORY 4: Schilt vs. Saki | Photo credit: James Law/Glory Sports International.

That’s why having a ‘game-plan’ needs instead, to be a strategy and not a plan but why exactly is that the case (again and again)?

Plans are fixed and don’t neccesirly adapt for changes in circumstances you’re facing. Whereas, a strategic approach to fighting is one that can adapt, depending on the permutations/combinations of what a fighter is faced with (in the ring); something one would’ve worked on in advance (with the added benefit of having analysed their opponent) in the gym. Therefore, having more ways than one to overcome your opponent, ideally.

Nevertheless, how do you go about  beating an aggressive fighter like Badr Hari via utilising the art of kicking then?

The answers and practical knowledge to apply are as concisely and comprehensively demonstrated in the breakdown below but remember – you need to practice techniques and skills repeatedly and properly – otherwise they won’t work under pressure.

Credit: Video by Lawrence Kenshin on YouTube.


Photo credit: Featured image via Badr Hari Facebook page.

Sanny Dahlbeck on sparring different styles of striking

Sanny Dahlbeck explains the challenges in sparring different styles of striking from: Muay Thai, kickboxing and boxing. As well as always looking to improve his overall technique from cross-training and sparring.

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Sanny Dahlbeck: BJJ, Grappling and Boxing ‘opens up a new world of techniques’

Former Yokkao world champion, Sanny Dhalbeck, enjoys training in different martial arts such as BJJ, especially how it ‘opens up a new world of techniques’.

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Zack Mwekassa reminisces on training with K-1 veterans Mike Bernardo and Francois Botha

Zack Mwekassa is GLORY Kickboxing‘s former interim light-heavyweight champion and was reminiscing about how he first got into kickboxing when he was in his early 20s. As well as recalling some fond (but tough) memories of training and sparring with K-1 veterans, Mike Bernardo and former wold heavyweight boxing champion, Francois Botha.

Meekassa was speaking ahead of his rematch with, Zinedine Hamer-Lain at, GLORY 38 on February 24, 2017 in Chicago.

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GLORY 38 – Richard Abraham: From tombstones to GLORY Kickboxing and making life happen

Richard Abraham is a US Muay Thai fighter and welterweight contender for GLORY Kickboxing who, fights Antoine Pinto, at GLORY 38 in Chicago on February 24, 2017. Abraham who, is actually from Chicago, opens-up about all the trials and tribulations he’s experienced and had to overcome, in getting to where he is today and achieve things in life as: an individual, a brother, family man and fighter.

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Charlie Peters vs. Double K Gym – Sparring Highlights

Charlie Peters fights Liam Harrison on July 15, 2017 at Muay Thai Grand Prix (MTGP 8) at the O2 Indigo, London. The fight has been in the making for some years now and will determine if Harrison will retain his UK number one ranking in the 65kg Muay Thai division, a status held by Harrison for many years now. Peters will be defending his MTGP 65kg world title when the two finally clash.

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Charlie Peters vs. Double K Gym – Sparring Highlights


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Niclas R. Larsen on learning to walk again and his wife’s amazing support

Niclas R. Larsen makes his return to the GLORY Kickboxing ring at GLORY 38 against Łukasz Pławecki, after a two year hiatus due to serious health issues.

The 70kg WKU world Muay Thai champion suffered a horrendous and traumatic staph infection which, initially went undiagnosed by Doctors. As a result, Larsen came incredibly close to having his leg amputated but after miraculous surgery, extensive rehabilitation and the unfading support of his wife, Metzy Jovel Ponce (mother to their two young children), Niclas made a full recovery.

“I’m very grateful that she really, really, really believes in me and without her, I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

Two years later and Larsen is on the verge of fighting for GLORY again. However, it took him three months post-surgery to walk unassisted and the struggles for both him and his family were huge. Whilst being temporarily disabled, Niclas was fully cared for by his wife who, was also providing for the family, and looking after their two children.


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Bellator 158 – Open workout: Michael ‘Venom’ Page

Michael ‘Venom’ Page (MVP) delivered one of the most epic knockouts ever with a brutal flying knee to the face of Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos at Bellator 158 in London last year. “Cyborg” would eventually retire following reconstructive surgery to his head as a result of the face-changing  injuries sustained. However, on watching MVP’s open media workout days before their fight, you may notice a few things including, his pre-warning of how he’d finish the fight.

Bellator 158 – Open workout: Michael ‘Venom’ Page


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Idris Elba: Fighter – Developing a kickboxer

Kieran Keddle is a former three time world Thai boxing champion and head coach of Double K Gym who, coached Hollywood actor, Idris Elba for a year leading up-to Elba’s professional kickboxing debut.

Elba was a complete novice when he first started training with Keddle. The whole experience involved both Keddle and Elba travelling around the world together to: Australia, Cuba, South Africa and Thailand, to train with K-1 legends, Masato and Tyrone Spong and former IBF world heavyweight champion, Francois Botha.

The British actor’s entire preparation and professional kickboxing debut was filmed and broadcasted as the Idris Elba: Fighter documentary by the UK Discovery Channel under the guidance of, Kieran Keddle.

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Photo credit (Featured Image): Discovery Communications/Morgan White