Striking Corner

Episode 42 – Anoop Hothi aka K1Anoop

In this episode of the podcast Vinny & Eric are joined by Kickboxing journalist Anoop Hothi, also known as K1Anoop. A blogger, writer, journalist, and avid Twitter user, K1Anoop has been covering the Muay Thai and Kickboxing scene in the UK and in Europe for quite some time. A huge fan of K1/Glory rules Kickboxing, we talk to Anoop about the recent Glory Collision card, Enfusion, how promotions can better broadcast their product, and so much more! We also talk a bit about how screwdrivers seem to be the weapon of choice in street fights in the UK, how Eric has never been to a strip club, and other such nonsense. We had fun with this one and lost track of time a bit! Enjoy!

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 40 – Martial Arts Movie Classics and more!

In this episode of The Striking Corner podcast, Eric & Vinny discuss the Martial Arts Movie classics such as Enter The Dragon, Kickboxer, Bloodsport, etc…and how they influenced martial artists everywhere. They also talk about the feedback they received from listeners via Social Media about the subject. The guys talk old school Kung Fu movies to new school classics like Ong Bak and more! Plus discussion about Lion Fight 33 and much more!

Episode 39 – Gastón Bolaños

In this episode of The Striking Corner, Vinny and Eric once again bring Muay Thai fighter Gastón Bolaños to the podcast. A native of Perú but now living in San Francisco, Gastón is a star in the US Muay Thai scene and is now looking to take his world class Muay Thai skills to MMA and Kickboxing under the Bellator banner. In this podcast Vinny and Eric talk to Gastón about leading “The Peruvian Takeover” and showcasing the talented fighters that the Peruvian Muay Thai scene has produced and putting them on display for American audiences. Gastón is a down to earth, classy, and just all around good guy whose passion for Muay Thai is without question! We talk about how he wants to use Muay Thai to inspire and motivate those around him, and how in many ways inside the ring he may be “The Dreamkiller” but outside the ring he is looking to make other people’s dreams come true.

Episode 38 – Brett Hlavacek

In this episode of The Striking Corner, Vinny and Eric speak with New York based professional Muay Thai fighter Brett Hlavacek. Brett is a fighter with over 20 professional Muay Thai fights who has fought for Glory, Lion Fight, Warriors Cup, and more! He recently signed a contract with Lion Fight and will be fighting at Lion Fight 33 on Nov. 18th. Vinny and Eric talk a little bit about everything with Brett including New York rent prices, the Jersey Shore, why Vinny continues to think MMA ruins everything, Lion Fight, Muay Thai rules, and a whole lot more! Brett is a fun guy to talk to and a hell of a fighter, you don’t want to miss this one!

Episode 37 – Emilio Sparks of The Wrassle Rap Podcast

In this podcast Vinny & Eric are joined by DJ, producer, podcaster, internet personality and now student at Vinny’s Staten Island Muay Thai gym, Emilio Sparks. Emilio is the host of two successful podcasts: Wrassle Rap (Top 20 on iTunes) and The Emilio Sparks Experience. He also works for Eminem’s exclusive Hip Hop station, Shade 45 on Sirius XM. In this podcast Vinny, Eric, and Emilio discuss the problem with the unnecessary number of “rule sets” for Muay Thai and Kickboxing in the U.S., whether or not the tradition of respect and honor in martial arts is dying out, Vinny goes off on MMA as usual, and we discuss the UFC becoming more like the WWE. This podcast is definitely a mixed bag of chaos and we had a lot of fun doing it. Enjoy!