Coaches

Episode 53 – Jason Farrell

In this episode, Vinny and Eric speak with owner and head coach of Level Up Boxing, Jason Farrell. Jason is an accomplished striking coach who was recently tasked with being one of the coaches for the US National Muay Thai Team that competed at the IFMA World Muay Thai Championships in Minsk, Belarus. Jason discusses the large gap he witnessed between the financial support other country’s teams received as opposed to that of our very own Team USA. The guys brainstorm about how to grow awareness, support, and why more of the Muay Thai community should be aware of the importance and magnitude of the IFMA World Championships. They also air a few grievances as well!

As a side note, we wanted to apologize for the sound issues during the interview portion of this particular episode. We ran into some technical issues due to a misplaced mic and improper settings. Apologies!

Episode 46 – Chris Tran

In this Episode of The Striking Corner podcast, Vinny and Eric speak to Chris Tran, who is promoter of The Warrior’s Cup Muay Thai promotion and is Owner and Head Coach of Weapons 9 Muay Thai in Middlesex, New Jersey. Chris has long been a friend of the podcast and he is easily one of the most respected and loved members of the East Coast Muay Thai scene.

A passionate martial artist who only wants to see Muay Thai grow, Chris explains that he is a fan of the sport first and a promoter second. He honestly explains that business has never been his strong suit but regardless he is thankful for the fact that he is surrounded by like minded and more business minded individuals that share his same vision for Muay Thai.

In this podcast the guys discuss Eric’s possible move to New York, the growth of Warrior’s Cup as a promotion, why Muay Thai elitism is possibly hindering the growth of Muay Thai and more! Enjoy!

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 DamienTrainor.com.

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!