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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.

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 […]

Boxing Glove Evolution

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Boxing Glove Evolution The humble boxing glove is something that a lot of combat athletes take for granted, but its history has helped shape the cutting edge products on the market today.  From the bareknuckle era to the 21st century, an exploration of boxing glove evolution gives us a better appreciation for the technology we […]

REV-YEAR HIGHLIGHTS ’17- VINC PICHEL UFC

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Vinc Pichel UFC comeback KO To kick off our look back over the Revgear highlights of 2017 we thought we’d start with one of our favourite Revgear athletes Vinc “From Hell” Pichel. Always a good guy to have around, Vinc has been part of Team Revgear for quite some time. He took time out to aid in […]

BAREKNUCKLE AND THE LONDON PRIZE RING

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Bareknuckle and the London Prize Ring The recent spike in the popularity of bareknuckle boxing is a phenomenon fueled, in part, by the growth of MMA. As gloves became smaller for the cage, some people have done away with them entirely, leading to several unsanctioned, yet legal bareknuckle promotions. In the UK, the growth of […]

KICKBOXING IN AMSTERDAM

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Kickboxing in Amsterdam Amsterdam is almost a synonym for vice.  Mention it and people inevitably associate it with weed, hookers and bachelor parties going wild.  There is so much more than that to the city, and I’m not talking about cheese, clogs and windmills.  The city is home to some of the best kickboxing gyms […]

HONG KONG MUAY THAI EXPLOSION

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Hong Kong Muay Thai Explosion Hong Kong is a pan-Asian metropolis.  People from all over the globe call it home, but it is more a reflection of Asia than the other continents.  Concentrations of people from every part of Asia have cut out their little pocket of territory.  Thai people have lived in Hong Kong […]

GET MORE OUT OF THAILAND

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Get More out of Thailand with these 5 tips Millions of visitors arrive in the Land of Smiles each year, but you can get more out of Thailand with these great tips. Eat streetfood Food is everywhere in Thailand.  While it is tempting for visitors to eat in guesthouses and restaurants, the best dishes are […]

ANDY THRASHER INTERVIEW

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Andy Thrasher Since his retirement in 2013, straight-talking Muay Thai legend Andy Thrasher has been dreaming of reentering the fray.  Revgear Sports’ Tom Billinge caught up with him at his cosy gym, The Dog Pit, in Bury to find out more about the man. How did you get started in Muay Thai? “I started quite […]

GLORY 43 NEW YORK: MO ABDURAHMAN

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GLORY 43 NEW YORK – Mo Abdurahman at Madison Revgear athlete Mo Abdurahman is preparing to make his GLORY debut on GLORY 43 NEW YORK at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on July 14th. Fighting on the SuperFight Series card of GLORY 43, Mighty Mo will take on Chinese prospect Chenchen Li in the featherweight […]

LETHWEI IN YANGON

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Lethwei in Yangon Until recently, Myanmar’s doors remained only slightly ajar to foreign visitors.  The gusts of political reform have blown open the gates to one of Asia’s most secretive countries.  Today, the nation formerly known as Burma is changing at breakneck speed as it hurtles along its course to modernisation and full democracy.  It’s […]