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Tom Billinge

Tom has been training in Muay Thai gyms around the world for around 15 years and is a qualified Muay Thai instructor. He has lived in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Tom is a native of England, but based in the USA. When he's not kicking or holding the pads, Tom is either deep into writing an article, exploring the world or connecting with fellow martial artists. Tom is currently beginning his Jiu Jitsu journey in the Kore gi and 10th Planet no gi systems, as well as working to reconstruct the techniques of traditional British bareknuckle pugilism.

ROOTS OF MMA: BOXING

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Roots of MMA: Boxing  In the early 19th century, the world’s first star sports writer, Pierce Egan, called boxing “the sweet science of bruising”.  It was a century-old sport that was a major, if illicit, part of English sporting life along with horse racing, cockfighting and cricket.  The English prize ring was the crucible of […]

FIGHTER SPONSORSHIP ADVICE

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Fighter Sponsorship Advice Alex Wright, Creative Director of Revgear gives us his fighter sponsorship advice. Alex is responsible for much of the fighter sponsorship, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to the topic. Here are his words of wisdom for any fighters looking for sponsorship. There are three levels to sponsorship. […]

HOW TO WRAP HANDS WITH ANDY THRASHER

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How to Wrap Hands with Andy Thrasher How to Wrap Hands is a much debated topic. There are many ways to do it and nobody can really claim that their method is superior to someone else’s. Andy Thrasher, head coach at The Dog Pit in Bury shows us his method that he learned at Jittigym […]

ARNOLD ALLEN MMA TUTORIAL PT2

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Arnold Allen MMA Tutorial pt2 In this second Arnold Allen MMA Tutorial, the UFC featherweight shows us a great counter to the single leg takedown and follows on from part 1. The 24 year old British fighter, hailing from Felixstowe in Suffolk, formerly of BKK Fighters in Colchester now trains at the world-renowned Tristar Gym […]

GOLDEN ERA GREATS

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Golden Era Greats Muay Thai has really come to the world’s attention due to it’s application in MMA. Before the global glory, a group of incredible competitors fought in the great arenas of Thailand. Mostly Thais, with a few notable pioneers from Europe, the Golden Era Greats will be showcased in this new series. The […]

FAMOUS FIGHT QUOTES: MIKE TYSON

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Famous Fight Quotes: Mike Tyson In the third instalment of Famous Fight Quotes, we look at one one of the most controversial, yet most respected fighters in the history of boxing.  Iron Mike Tyson was known for saying some pretty off the wall stuff, but rather than concentrate on the weirdness, let’s look at the man […]

ROOTS OF MMA: MUAY THAI

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Roots of MMA: Muay Thai While “The West” has known about Thai boxing ever since the Europeans first visited the Kingdom of Siam hundreds of years ago, the “Art of 8 Limbs” has really came to prominence in the last few decades.  With Muay Thai quickly establishing itself as a necessary part of the standup […]

BRAD PICKETT: UK MMA PIONEER

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Brad Pickett UK MMA Pioneer Brad “One Punch” Pickett’s credentials can never be doubted.  The former Cage Rage UK Featherweight Champion and UFC Bantamweight contender is a legend of the game.  He has fought in four weight divisions and recently come out of retirement to fight once again on the Russian Absolute Championship Berkut promotion.  […]

THE ULTIMATE SPARRING GLOVE

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The Ultimate Sparring Glove The moment I put on a Revgear S3, in England several months ago, I realised that I had the ultimate sparring glove on my hand. Perfect for any gloved combat sport, the S3 is designed with athletes in mind. Whether amateur or pro, the S3 has what you are looking for […]

Dave Leduc – King of Lethwei

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Dave Leduc – King of Lethwei Dave Leduc left his native Canada with a dream of fighting in the world’s most brutal striking sport.  Now at the top of his game, he is the Lethwei World Champion and is the face of Burmese Boxing.  He has helped bring the attention of the world to a […]