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MTG 105: Ognjen Topic Discusses Differences Of Training/Fighting in Thailand
When you fight top tier competition in stadiums like Lumpinee, Rajadamnern and MAX Muay Thai, you're bound to become an absolute savage... and that's exactly what Ognjen Topic has done. http://traffic.libsyn.com/muaythaiguy/MTG105.mp3
MTG 106: Vegan Nak Muay Angela Chang Talks Living and Training at Sitsongpeenong in Thailand
It’s very rare when someone is willing to take a leap of faith and pursue their Muay Thai dreams full on, but Angela Chang took that leap and ended up living, training and fighting out of Sitsongpeenong Gym in Thailand.Angela is one of the new writers for Muay Thai Guy and has been putting out quality articles about the training in Thailand. Not only that, but she’s been able to get interviews with top fighters like Sittichai and Dechsakda from Sitsongpeenong which have been awesome.Click Here or on the podcast player at the top of the page to listen to MTG 106: Angela Changhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/muaythaiguy/MTG106_AngelaChang.mp3
MTG 104: Training Chat With WBC Champ Brett Hlavacek from The Wat
Muay Thai Guy Podcast - Episode 104Ever since I first started in Muay Thai, Brett Hlavacek's name was one that I recognized early on. He was one of the top dogs who trained under the great Kru Phil Nurse from The Wat, so I knew whenever I watched him I would be in for a treat. With his powerful roundhouses, calm composure and deadly counter skills, it was always fun to watch him fight. Now Brett holds the WBC belt and has been racking up wins both locally in NYC as well as abroad. On top of that he will also be hosting the new Nak Muay Nation training camp in July and is looking to fight at one of Thailand's top promotions like MAX Muay Thai or Super Muay Thai. We talk about his upcoming trip plus much more including:How his start in Taekwondo eventually led to his love for Muay Thai.Why he decided to start competing at the early age of 12.How the Muay Thai scene was much different when he was growing up in the sport.His decision to move to NYC to train full-time under Phil Nurse at The Wat.What made him want to pursue Muay Thai as a career rather than a traditional job his parents wanted.What his past experiences in Thailand have been like and what he expects in his upcoming trip.How he's developed into a coach and trainer throughout his years at The Wat.What he and Kru Nurse look for when bringing up young fighters.How he develops young fighters through training, interclubs and demo fights.Why as he's gotten older he's decided to cut less weight for his fights.And much, MUCH more!Click Here or on the podcast player at the top of the page to listen to MTG 104: Brett Hlavacek To subscribe to the most badass Muay Thai podcast in existence, use the links below.Click here to subscribe via iTunesClick here to subscribe via RSS (non-iTunes feed)Be cool and click here to leave a rating and review.
MTG 103: Living The Muay Thai Life with Pro Fighter D.J Miller
The Muay Thai Guy Podcast - Episode 103Totally dedicating your life to Muay Thai can be a difficult thing to do, especially with it being so difficult to make a living. But the lack of extrinsic reward doesn't deter fighters like Nak Muay Nation sponsored fighter, D.J. Miller from creating a lifestyle that allows him immerse himself in the sport. The first day D.J. stepped foot in a Muay Thai gym, he knew that Muay Thai was going to be a big part of his life. Since then he's had over 30 amateur fights, 12 championship belts and is off to a solid start in his professional career. I had a chance to talk with D.J. about his career including things like:How the movie "The Protector" peaked his curiosity about Muay Thai.Why even as a high school wrestler and experienced grappler, he chooses to stay away from MMA and focus solely on Muay Thai.How his location makes it hard for him to get fights as both an amateur and a pro.Why he chose to fight in so many Muay Thai tournaments throughout the states.The ups and downs of his career and how he was able to overcome a tough KO loss.Why he thinks Muay Thai needs more personality to grow in the U.S.How he able to train in small spurts throughout the entire day with his job.Why he takes it on himself to coach and lead a team of fighters.How he's able to balance training his team and training himself.His thoughts on weight cutting and why he would rather go up in weight than cut weight.And much, much more!Click Here or on the podcast player at the top of the page to listen to MTG 101: Ashley Nichols To subscribe to the most badass Muay Thai podcast in existence, use the links below.Click here to subscribe via iTunesClick here to subscribe via RSS (non-iTunes feed)Be cool and click here to leave a rating and review.Let us know what you thought about the interview in the comment section below!
MTG 102: Tiffany Van Soest Talks GLORY, MMA and Dinosaurs
The Muay Thai Guy Podcast - Episode 102Tiffany Van Soest is making HUGE waves in the combat sports world. Besides being a top level Muay Thai champion, she is hoping to also become a champion in GLORY kickboxing and Invicta MMA. We talk about all of that plus MUCH more in this weeks podcast, including:Why the two words "who cares" helps her simplify things and lessen the pressure before fights.What her preparation (mentally and physically) was like prior to her GLORY debut.How she adjusted her game to fit the kickboxing style (hint: she didn't do much).How she handles all the hype of all the media attention while being the first female fighter on GLORY.Her decision to move to Bali and why it's been a great change of pace.What a day in the life is like living and training in Bali.What her favorite dinosaur is and why (it's a herbivore).How long she's been training MMA and why she decided to make the moveWhat changes she plans on making in her striking when fighting MMA.Her plans and goals for the near future.And much MUCH more!Click Here or on the podcast player at the top of the page to listen to MTG 101: Ashley NicholsConnect with Tiffany on... Facebook | Twitter | InstagramTo subscribe to the most badass Muay Thai podcast in existence, use the links below.Click here to subscribe via iTunesClick here to subscribe via RSS (non-iTunes feed)Be cool and click here to leave a rating and review.Let us know what you thought about the interview in the comment section below! Train In Bali With Tiffany Van SoestInterested in training with Tiffany at a future Nak Muay Nation retreat in Bali?Experience the beauty of Bali while hanging out with one of the best female fighters on the planet! Click here or the image to find out more information and to sign up for email updates!
MTG 101: Ashley Nichols Talks Training at Kaewsamrit and Reviving Her Passion
Muay Thai Guy Podcast - Episode 101 Photo Credit: Ben Pontier for EnfusionAt one point or another, a majority of fighters have a lull in their career due to school, work and other life priorities. Ashley Nichols was at this point and had taken a year off from competing until she had the opportunity to fight Tiffany Van Soest for the Lion Fight title in early 2016.With that fight, her passion for fighting Muay Thai was revived. With a new sense of purpose, she decided to take the leap to move to Thailand to train at Kaewsamrit gym and pursue her Muay Thai career full on. We discuss how she came to this decision plus more including:How she initially got involved in boxing and other combat sports at the age of 15.What it was like finding fights in Canada early on in her amateur career.Why her and her team made it a point to compete at multiple tournaments to gain experience.How her fight with Tiffany Van Soest was a huge factor in reviving her passion for fighting.How she came to the decision to travel to Thailand to train full time.What the training atmosphere is like at Kaewsamrit gym.What a typical day in the life is like training in the heat of Thailand.Why she feels it's important to keep a training and personal journal.Her goals and aspirations for her Thailand stay as well as the rest of her career.And much more!Click Here or on the podcast player at the top of the page to listen to MTG 101: Ashley Nichols Connect with Ashley Nichols on Facebook. To subscribe to the most badass Muay Thai podcast in existence, use the links below. Click here to subscribe via iTunesClick here to subscribe via RSS (non-iTunes feed)Be cool and click here to leave a rating and review. Let us know what you thought about the interview in the comment section below! Listen to more MTG podcast episodes