Podcast

Episode 80 – Jason Farrell

In this episode of The Striking Corner podcast Eric and Vinny welcome back our friend Jason Farrell to the show. We discuss one of Jason’s newest projects that will serve as a website/database for fighters and promoters to track fighter’s records and keep tabs on their progress as well as the various organizations they have fought under. In addition we talk about cherry picking opponents, matchmaking or promoting at events where your own fighters are competing, and we also touch on one of our favorite topics which is; Is In-N-Out Burger overrated? Let the controversy begin!

Episode 79 – Gaston “Dreamkiller” Bolaños

In this episode of The Striking Corner podcast Eric and Vinny once again speak with Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and soon to be MMA star, Gaston “Dreamkiller” Bolaños. Gaston is undeniably one of the top Muay Thai fighters and Kickboxers in the US. However, he explains that as a competitor he also wanted to try his hand at MMA. A decision that leads him to a current record of 3-1 in Bellator MMA along with earning 2018’s Knockout of the Year for the organization. The guys discuss Gaston’s plans to compete in Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and MMA. His recent appearance on the Joe Rogan podcast, his hopes for Muay Thai’s growth in the US, and much more! Enjoy!

Episode 78 – Bekah Irwin & Michael “Chase” Corley

In this episode of The Striking Corner, Eric & Vinny speak with 3x IFMA Youth Muaythai World Championship gold medalist, Bekah Irwin. At only 17 years old Bekah already has a string of high-level accomplishments in the sport of Muay Thai. Her incredibly focused and quiet determination is one thing that stood out the most in this episode. Bekah wins because she absolutely must and because the thought of anything other than winning is something she will not tolerate. Her determination coupled with the coaching of USMF President and Heritage Muay Thai owner, Michael “Chase” Corley are part of the reason for her success. The guys discuss IFMA, Bekah’s “Killer Instinct”, marketing yourself on social media, and much more on this podcast. Enjoy!

Episode 77 – Daniel & Tierra Brandt

In this episode of The Striking Corner podcast, we sit down with USMF and Dan’s Gym coach, Daniel Brandt as well as his daughter, 2018 IFMA gold medalist Tierra Brandt. We discuss Daniel’s start in Muay Thai, coaching for the USMF, and the success of the USMF Junior Team’s recent success at the 2018 IFMA Youth Muaythai World Championships. We also talk with Tierra about her love of Muay Thai, her fights at IFMA and earning one of the 8 gold medals for Team USA as well as discussing what it is like as having your dad as your coach. We had a great time speaking with them and they share plenty of their knowledge, experience, and excitement for the future of Muay Thai in America. Enjoy!

Episode 76 – Alex Anoushian

In this episode of The Striking Corner podcast Eric and Vinny speak with Head Coach of Bang Muay Thai at Onnit Gym in Austin, Texas; Alex Anoushian. Alex is an experienced coach who has trained and fought in Thailand on multiple occasions. We discuss how he chose to leave it all behind and travel to Thailand to pursue his passion for Muay Thai, and how his journey to Thailand eventually led him to meet his wife and start a family. We discuss his return to the US, the Bang Muay Thai system, traditional Muay Thai and how it can continue growing in the US, and much more! Enjoy!

Episode 75 – Magalie Alvarez

In this episode of The Striking Corner podcast, Eric & Vinny speak with Professional Muay Thai fighter Magalie Alvarez. Magalie fights out of Muay Thai America Gym (MTAG) in North Hollywood, California and was undefeated as an amateur before making the jump to pro Muay Thai. In the ring, Magalie is a firecracker who works non-stop and hits HARD! Outside of the ring, Magalie works as a personal trainer but has also begun using her voice to address mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. A fighter both in and out of the ring, Magalie is using her voice to talk about her own battle with mental health while encouraging others to not be ashamed to share their stories. This is a podcast we were very proud to make as Eric has also battled with mental health issues and believes that speaking up about them is important in helping others know that they are not alone and that there is help. One of our favorite podcasts to date where we talk Muay Thai, Mental Health, Social Media, and just have a few laughs. We truly hope you all enjoy!