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Episode 88 – Kieran Keddle

In this episode of The Striking Corner podcast, we speak with 3x Muay Thai World Champion and renowned coach, Kieran Keddle. We discuss Kieran’s move from the UK to Canada, both the opportunities and issues he sees in North American Muay Thai, European vs North American Muay Thai, his promotional aspirations, and more!

Kieran is an accomplished coach and former fighter with a wealth of knowledge and was genuinely a pleasure to talk to. We’re sure you will enjoy this episode! Check it out!

Episode 87 – Scott MacKenzie

In this episode, we speak with IFMA Pan-American Gold Medalist and Canadian Pro Muay Thai fighter, Scott “Smash” MacKenzie. Scott has been on an absolute tear as of late in his Muay Thai career and will soon be facing his biggest test as he makes his professional debut versus Naruepol Fairtex at Triumphant 7 on April 13th.

We discuss Scott’s recent change of fight camp and how it has helped his game, his journey so far in Muay Thai, the Canadian Muay Thai scene, and we also discuss Scott’s staunch defense of the Canadian craft beer scene, Celine Dion, the Canadian National Anthem and more.

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.