Badr Hari Accepts Suspension for Use of “Prohibited Substances”

Badr Hari Accepts Suspension for Use of “Prohibited Substances” as reported BY NOS earlier today, following on from previous reports that GLORY Kickboxing wanted to, or, were trying to terminate the doping authority’s contract in the Netherlands; after it emerged other fighters including, Malden Brestovic and Hesdy Gerges were reported to have failed doping tests for performance enhancing drugs (PEDs).

However, this isn’t simply a heavyweight kickboxing problem, is it?

Recent doping cases in MMA with UFC champions, TJ Dillashaw and Jon Jones; as well as most recently with pro heavyweight boxer and former GLORY kickboxer, Jarrell Millar who, was set to fight Anthony Joshua in six weeks, has also failed well publicised doping tests.

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Photo credit: James Law/Glory Sports International

Damien Trainor Muay Thai Documentary: Fighting in Hong Kong & Martial Arts Cinema (Part 6)

Damien Trainor Muay Thai Documentary: Fighting in Hong Kong & Martial Arts Cinema Damien Trainor recounts fighting in Hong Kong for martial arts movie star, Billy Chow and becoming a Muay Thai “Champion of Hong Kong”, during his international fighting career as a two-time Muay Thai world champion.

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For almost four decades, the former British colony has been at the epicentre of global martial arts influence via Hong Kong’s martial arts film industry which, would see real life martial artists and fighters like, former WKA world kickboxing champion, Billy Chow, feature as a renown leading bad guy in Hong Kong movies; after getting his big-break from small roles in Jackie Chan movies in the 1980s.

The link between martial artists, professional fighting and Hong Kong’s martial arts film industry which, created mega movie stars in: Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Donnie Yen & Sammo Hung are all explored in this video & much more.

Credits:

Edited, filmed & interviewed by, Anoop Hothi – Instagram @anoophothi

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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.

Damien Trainor Muay Thai Documentary: Sparring Ronnie Green “Really Opened My Eyes” (Part 3)

Damien Trainor Muay Thai Documentary: Sparring Ronnie Green “Really Opened My Eyes” (Part 3) – Damien Trainor recounts how his development as a fighter (and two-time Muay Thai world champion) was enhanced by training and sparring with, the British Kickboxing & Muay Thai legend, Ronnie Green who, was “untouchable” when they sparred. To this day, Trainor is very appreciative of the experiences and wisdom that was imparted to him by Ronnie Green and much more.

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This video is part three of a new Muay Thai documentary series on Damien Trainor‘s journey as a martial artist, becoming a professional fighter and multiple world champion including, the influences of Kickboxing & Muay Thai legend, Ronnie Green who, himself was a multiple world champion across various disciplines; and a fighting career spanning from the ‘70s into the very early ‘00s when he officially retired.

Credits:

Filmed & edited by, Anoop Hothi – Instagram @anoophothi

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

Additional Footage sourced via:
PowerfulJRE
Damien Trainor sparring with Ronnie Green courtesy of, Damien Trainor

Damien Trainor Muay Thai Documentary: Mike Tyson & Ramon Dekkers Fighting style (Part 2)

Damien Trainor Muay Thai Documentary: Mike Tyson & Ramon Dekkers Fighting Style (Part 2) – How Damien Trainor’s fighting style was moulded by two of his favourite fighters from the world of, Boxing & Muay Thai in: Mike Tyson & Ramon Dekkers – influenced the former two-time Muay Thai world champion in developing his fighting skills and adapting from his experiences of living and fighting in Thailand.

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This video is part two of a new Muay Thai documentary series on Damien Trainor’s journey as a martial artist, becoming a professional fighter and multiple world champion including, the influences of both Mike Tyson and Ramon Dekkers on his own fighting style and what lead to him living and fighting in Thailand.

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Credits:

Filmed & edited by, Anoop Hothi – Instagram @anoophothi

With thanks to:

Damien Trainor on Instagram @trainor103

Additional Footage sourced via:

Damien Trainor’s YouTube channel

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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