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Episode 86 – JJ Ferraro

In this episode of The Striking Corner we speak with USMF Referee and Judge, Joshua “JJ” Ferraro. JJ has reffed over 2,000+ Muay Thai and MMA bouts throughout his officiating career and currently assists the United States Muaythai Federation in conducting Judging and Refereeing courses throughout the United States.

We discuss the rules of Muay Thai and the differences between judging and refereeing a Muay Thai fight as opposed to MMA. We also discuss Muay Thai scoring and the criteria that experienced Muay Thai judges and referees are using to score a fight.

If you have ever been on what you feel has been the wrong side of a decision or you THINK you know what scores or does not score in Muay Thai, you should definitely be listening to this episode! Enjoy!

Episode 85 – Matt Lucas

In this episode of The Striking Corner, we speak with writer, fighter, and a total pain in Eric’s ass, Matt Lucas!

Matt currently lives in Thailand where he works as a fight commentator for Max Muay Thai and the Social Media Manager for Fairtex. Matt truly lives and breathes the sport of Muay Thai so we decided to speak with him about the current state of Muay Thai in Thailand, his perspective on the growth and current direction of American Muay Thai, the growth of promotions like One Championship and Max Muay Thai…and much more!

Matt jumped on the podcast as a replacement for a guest that had to reschedule and we ended up having a great episode. Matt is still disappointed by Eric’s perpetual lack of commitment and Eric still thinks Matt is a pain in the ass…but what are friends for? Enjoy!

Episode 84 – Mark Beecher

In this episode of The Striking Corner podcast we speak with Mark “The Hyena” Beecher. Mark is without a doubt a straight shooter who is brutally honest and well…likes to talk a little shit and drop some “Beecherisms” from time to time.

But his dedication, knowledge, and passion for Muay Thai is without question so he feels very strongly about protecting the sports integrity and toughness and does not want to see it get watered down. Also, if you are one of those “no touch knockout” masters…Mark would like to fight you. You know, just to test a theory. Enjoy!

Episode 83 – Patrick Rivera

In this episode, co-host Vinny Scotto and guest Patrick Rivera join the podcast from Stockton, Calfornia as Kru Patrick Rivera just finished up another edition of his very popular Muaythai Youth Academy workshop.

These workshops are designed to help coaches, gym owners, and future business owners understand the value of starting a Youth Muaythai Program in their gyms.

Patrick Rivera has help develop amazing young athletes that have gone on to compete in word class tournaments and bring home gold. The future of Muay Thai is in our youth and once again Patrick shares his knowledge with us and how YOU can become a successful business owner by focusing on the youth. Always a pleasure having him on the show.

Episode 82 – #NewYearNewTSC

It’s 2019! New Year, New TSC!

Yes….we are back from our holiday although Vinny argues that our self-imposed holiday had more to do with Eric’s inability to juggle a new job and the podcast than taking a holiday break.

And while there is some truth to that accusation, we used the time off to change our website, begin to make some changes with our equipment, and refocus our efforts for 2019!

We have new guests, a new contest, and a new way for you to sponsor our podcast if you are interested in getting some exposure for your gym while helping us out. It’s going to be an amazing year for Muay Thai & Kickboxing and we tell you why! 15 days into 2019 and here is our first episode of the year…FINALLY!

Episode 81 – Geoff Quares

In this episode of The Striking Corner podcast Eric and Vinny speak with Triumphant Muay Thai Series promoter Geoff Quares. In our conversation with Geoff we discuss his background in martial arts, how he got into promoting, his passion for the sport, and of course…what it takes to run a successful promotion and some of the headaches that come along with it. Often times a lot of promoters get a bad rap because some seem to be in it for all the wrong reasons and do not have the best interests of either the sport or the fighters at heart. Geoff is definitely one of the good guys and we hope to see Triumphant have continued success. Enjoy!