Damien Trainor Muay Thai Documentary: Fighting Adults as a 16 Year Old (Part 1) – Damien Trainor is a former two-time Muay Thai world champion from the UK; Now co-owner of K-Star Legacy Gym in Birmingham and a much sought after international striking coach by elite fighters in the UFC, Bellator and the world of Muay Thai and Kickboxing.
This video is the part one of a new Muay Thai documentary series on Damien Trainor’s journey as a martial artist, becoming a professional fighter and multiple world champion from: the early days of being coached by, Steve Logan at K-Star Thai-boxing Gym; and how Trainor’s Muay Thai career kicked-off fighting adults 10 years older than him as a 16 year old boy and much more.
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With thanks to: Damien Trainor (Instagram @trainor103), Steve Logan, K-Star Legacy Gym and K-Star Thai-boxing Gym.
Photo Credit (Thumbnail): The original photo (the one I used is a screengrab from one of Damien Trainor’s YouTube videos) was actually by, Rob Cox – Instagram @rcoxphoto – at The King of Thailand’s Birthday, many years ago.
Two-time world champion, Damien Trainor and K1ANOOP look ahead to, GLORY Kickboxing’s return to the UK and the Rico Verhoeven vs. Mladen Brestovac rematch headlining, GLORY 54 Birmingham. As well as assessing the wider scale of Kickboxing and Muay Thai currently unfolding:
Damien Trainor and K1ANOOP – Shownotes:
[0:00] Why there’s been no new stars in Kickboxing and Muay Thai
[1:04] GLORY 54 Birmingham: GLORY Kickboxing return to the UK
[1:40] Damien Trainor officially retires from fighting
[2:15] Lessons learnt since the K-1 days by GLORY Kickboxing?
[2:50] Does Rico Verhoeven beat Anthony Joshua?
[4:40] Why Muay Thai and Kickboxing are two different sports
[5:25] Damien Trainor on CSA Gym’s success at Kickboxing from Muay Thai
[6:24] How Kevin Ross adapted so well to Bellator Kickboxing
[8:02] Final verdict on Rico Verhoeven vs. Anthony Joshua
[9:18] Everything wrong with Rico Verhoeven vs. Mladen Brestovac, GLORY 54 Birmingham
Part two of two of our interview with Damien Trainor who, is highly respected around the world for both his fighting career and coaching expertise in Muay Thai and kickboxing. Damien is head coach at, K-Star Legacy Gym in Birmingham; and featured last year on The Ultimate Fighter in a coaching capacity.
Damien Trainor is a former European and world champion, widely regarded as one of the best fighters to emerge from the UK Muay Thai and kickboxing scene of his generation. Having fought internationally in various countries, Trainor firmly established his reputation as a world class fighter and is now head coach at, K-Star Legacy Gym in Birmingham; and featured last year on The Ultimate Fighter in a coaching capacity.
The full interview has been split into two parts, with part two being available to watch, listen and download from tomorrow i.e. March 21, 2017.
Kevin Ross is US Muay Thai legend and currently fights for Bellator Kickboxing in what will be his second year of fighting for the promotion. “The Soul Assassin” looks ahead at his fighting schedule in the coming months and eyes-up a possible year-end spectacle against, former GLORY Kickboxing champion, Gabriel Varga and much more.