Damien Trainor Muay Thai Documentary: “I Found it Degrading” Fighting in Thailand (Part 4)

Damien Trainor Muay Thai Documentary: “I Found it Degrading” Fighting in Thailand (Part 4) – Damien Trainor opens-up on his personal experiences of fighting Muay Thai in Thailand during the early 2000’s when he lived & fought over there (in the early part of his fighting career).

Former two-time Muay Thai world champion, Damien Trainor, recounts how Thailand’s poverty and gambling culture had adverse effects on Muay Thai fighters from the hardships he endured, long before Thailand became a favourite training destination for Kickboxing, MMA and Muay Thai enthusiasts from around the world, with demoralising and disheartening consequences for fighters.

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This video is part four of a new Muay Thai documentary series on Damien Trainor’s journey as a martial artist, becoming a professional fighter and multiple world champion, now renown international striking coach in-demand from elite fighters in the UFC, Bellator & GLORY Kickboxing.

Filmed & edited by, Anoop Hothi – Instagram @anoophothi

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8-Strike Combination: Damien Trainor’s Boxing for Kickboxing Training

8-Strike Combination: Damien Trainor’s Boxing for Kickboxing Training – In this video we have an 8-strike boxing for kickboxing combination broken down into several layers by Damien Trainor (to his advanced students and fighters) at K-Star Legacy Gym.

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Damien Trainor is a two-time world champion in Muay Thai, coaching elite fighter around the world in the UFC, Bellator & GLORY Kickboxing – This 8-strike combination joins together:
Double Jab, Uppercut, Liver Hook, Uppercut, Pivot-Turn with Right Hook, Left Body Hook, Left High Kick – Keeping you the striker, firing in high volume and off the line which, Damien is a strong advocate of, and much more.

Credits:

Filmed & edited by, Anoop Hothi – Instagram @anoophothi

With thanks to: Damien Trainor (Instagram @trainor103) and K-Star Legacy Gym.

Jab, Cross, Hook Combinations: Damien Trainor’s Boxing for Kickboxing Training

Jab, Cross, Hook Combinations – Damien Trainor’s Boxing for Kickboxing Training – Multiple world champion and renown Kickboxing & Muay Thai coach, Damien Trainor, demonstrates (whilst training at K-Star Legacy Gym in Birmingham) some good old jab, cross, hook combinations that won’t disappoint you when practising your boxing for kickboxing technical skills.

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Damien Trainor is a modern day coaching pioneer for MMA Striking, Kickboxing & Muay Thai and is a much sought after coach around the world by elite fighters in: GLORY Kickboxing, Lion Fight, Bellator Kickboxing, Bellator MMA, Cage Warriors, BAMMA and the UFC including, UFC Flyweight Champion, Henry Cejudo.

Credits:

Filmed & edited by, Anoop Hothi – Instagram @anoophothi

With thanks to: Damien Trainor (Instagram @trainor103) and K-Star Legacy Gym.

Money in Muay Thai & Fighters Pay – Why British Muay Thai “is Getting Bigger BUT Very, Very Slowly”

Money in Muay Thai & Fighters Pay – Why British Muay Thai “is Getting Bigger BUT Very, Very Slowly”Muay Thai Grand Prix world champion, Danny Edwards, explains the issues effecting the development of both Muay Thai and Kickboxing in the UK (and across the western world), including: the money in Muay Thai, fighters pay and how this and much more adversely effects the growth of British Muay Thai.

Edwards fights out of K-Star Legacy Gym in Birmingham, under the coaching of former two-time world champion, Damien Trainor. Edwards’s next Muay Thai fight is against multiple world champion, Michael Wakeling in April 2019 for, the vacant 76.7kg Muay Thai Grand Prix world title.

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Credits:

Interviewed by, Anoop Hothi – Instagram @anoophothi @k1anoop

With thanks to: Danny Edwards (Instagram @edwards901), Damien Trainor (Instagram @trainor103) & K-Star Legacy Gym.

Photo Credit (Featured Image/Thumbnail): Buakaw – Screengrab via YouTube: MAX Muay Thai.

Michael Wakeling “has been around a long time. I prefer being the underdog.” – Danny Edwards Interview

Michael Wakeling “has been around a long time. I prefer being the underdog.” – Danny Edwards Interview with K1ANOOP following the recent announcement of Michael Wakeling vs. Danny Edwards in April 2019 by Muay Thai Grand Prix for the (vacant) 76.7kg world championship title and much more.

Widely regarded as the best British Muay Thai & Kickboxing fighter of his generation, Michael Wakeling will be returning to Muay Thai after two years of inactivity (come April 2019 for, Wakleing vs Edwards) since his last fight against, Dutch Kickboxing veteran, Marco Pique, at Tanko Muay Thai League in early 2017. Whilst Danny Edwards who, fights out of K-Star Legacy Gym under the coaching of Damien Trainor, has been fighting more frequently in recent years.

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Credits:

Interviewed by, Anoop Hothi – Instagram @anoophothi @k1anoop

With thanks to: Danny Edwards (Instagram @edwards901), Damien Trainor (Instagram @trainor103) & K-Star Legacy Gym.

Photo Credit (Featured Image/Thumbnail): Images by K1ANOOP.

Damien Trainor Muay Thai Documentary: Fighting Adults as a 16 Year Old (Part 1)

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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Credits:

Filmed & edited by, Anoop Hothi – Instagram @anoophothi

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.

Additional Footage sourced via:
Stuart Tomlinson/Warrior Colective
K Star Thai Boxing Academy
CSA Gym
Muay Thai Grand Prix
Damien Trainor

Liam Harrison’s “Game Plan” Against Charlie Peters? Damien Trainor Previews: Harrison vs. Peters

Two-time world Muay Thai champion, Damien Trainor, breaks-down Liam Harrison’s most probable “game plan” against, Charlie Peters, leading up-to their headline bout at Muay Thai Grand Prix 17 (MTGP 17) in this preview. Liam Harrison vs Charlie Peters will see Harrison being challenged for his UK number one status which, he’s retained for over a decade in the British Muay Thai welterweight (67kg) division.

Billed as MTGP 17: Battle of Britain, Liam Harrison vs Charlie Peters is simply the biggest fight ever in UK Muay Thai history between two of the best fighters of their respective generations in British Muay Thai. Damien Trainor provides an insightful perspective between the two Muay Thai champions and their strengths against one another.

Over the last couple of years, the intense rivalry between Peters and Harrison has been building up between both fighters with Harrison having promised to knock-out Peters after their initial date was cancelled in 2017 after “The Hitman” sustained an injury and was lambasted by Peters.

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The K1Anoop Show with Damien Trainor – Part 2/2 | March 22, 2017

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.

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The K1Anoop Show with Damien Trainor – Part 1/2 | March 20, 2017

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.

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