Episode 45 – Damien Trainor

In this episode of The Striking Corner, Eric and Vinny speak with UK Muay Thai Legend, World Champion, and 4-time European Champion, Damien Trainor. Damien gives a lot of insight into the mental game of being a fighter, when it’s best to hang up the gloves, life after fighting, haters, social media, and more! Damien is a legend and has continued to give back to the Muay Thai & Kickboxing community through his work at his own gym, doing seminars around the world, and writing for his blog at

Episode 41 – Christopher Romulo

In this episode Vinny & Eric once again invite East Coast Muay Thai legend, owner of Crom Physical Culture, and just all around ambassador of American Muay Thai, Chris “CROM” Romulo back to the podcast. In this podcast the guys discuss CROM’s upcoming project called “An American Nakmuay in Thailand”, where he will be returning to Thailand after 12 years to train, learn, and discover more about Muay Thai and Thai culture, this time with his family in tow. It is always great talking to someone that loves Muay Thai as much as we do!

Episode 31 – Natalie Fuz

In this episode of The Striking Corner we speak with former professional fighter and now owner and head instructor of Chok Sabai Gym in NYC, Natalie Fuz. Natalie really blew us away with her very apparent passion for the sport and her determination to not only improve the Muay Thai scene in the Tri-State area, but in the entire U.S. She truly holds little back when it comes to her opinions about the present state of Muay Thai in NYC and the hurdles that she feels must be overcome in order to move forward. Truly one of our favorite interviews to date. Check it out!

Episode 26 – Chris Romulo

In this episode of The Striking Corner we speak with East Coast Muay Thai legend Chris Romulo. He talks about his career as a fighter, the concept of “Physical Culture”, the growth of Muay Thai on the East Coast, the support of the Muay Thai community after his gym was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and so much more!

Chris is an inspirational guy with a true passion for Muay Thai and Martial Arts as a whole. He also offers some advice for those beginning their Muay Thai careers and looking to fight. Check it out!

Episode 15 – Stephen Strotmeyer

In this episode of The Striking Corner, Eric and Vinny sit down with Stephen Strotmeyer, head coach of Pittsburgh Muay Thai, and Muay Thai scoring and judging REVOLUTIONARY! Stephen airs his grievances about the current state of Muay Thai scoring and judging, how we can fix it, and how Muay Thai fans have to band together and push for State Commissions to revise antiquated Muay Thai rules. That and more on this episode of TSC!

Episode 14 – Eric Haycraft

In this episode of The Striking Corner, Eric and Vinny speak with Eric Haycraft, owner of Real Fighters Gym in Louisville, Kentucky and one of the guys in charge of Talent Operations in North America for Glory Kickboxing. Eric Haycraft is widely recognized as one of the top Dutch Kickboxing coaches in the United States. He talks Dutch Kickboxing history, the growth of Glory, and the challenges Dutch Kickboxing and Muay Thai currently face in North America. This is a podcast chock full of great insight into what is currently going on in the fight game in the U.S.