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Tom Billinge

Tom is the Editor of Revgear Sports. He 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.

LION FIGHT 51: ENTER JUAN CERVANTES

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Lion Fight 51 Cervantes vs Moraza-Pollard Lion Fight 51 in the LA Memorial Coliseum on February 16th is set to be one of their best promotions yet, with exciting bouts throughout the card. Featuring fighters like Eddie “Silky Smooth” Abasolo and UK number 1 Featherweight Reece “Titan” Thomson, the show is sure to draw attention […]

MUAY THAI GEAR GUIDE

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Juan Cervantes’ Muay Thai Gear Guide UK number 1 Juan Cervantes walks us through his essential Muay Thai gear guide Aside from being a Muay Thai coach at Northern Kings in Newcastle, England, Juan Cervantes competes at the highest level both at home and across the globe. Juan fights full Muay Thai rules and Enfusion […]

BOXING GEAR GUIDE

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Nik Gittus’ Essential Boxing Gear Guide Boxer and coach with over two decades of experience, Nik Gittus gives us his comprehensive boxing gear guide Head coach at Wallsend Boxing Academy Nik Gittus knows what you need to make your boxing game great from beginner to ring professional. Here’s what he has to say in his […]

MMA GEAR GUIDE

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Peter Irving’s MMA Gear Guide Coach, BJJ black belt and former fighter Peter Irving shares his comprehensive MMA gear guide Peter Irving is the MMA, Muay Thai and BJJ coach at Newcastle Fight Centre/Itaipava BJJ. With a wealth of experience competing on the mat, in the ring and in the cage, Pete knows what an […]

GRECO-ROMAN WRESTLING FOR MMA

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Is it Worth Training Greco-Roman Wrestling for MMA? With its very distinct set of rules, forbidding the use of legs or any holds below the waist, should you train any aspect of Greco-Roman Wrestling for MMA? Created in the 19th century by a Napoleonic soldier, Greco-Roman Wrestling was one of the sports of the first […]

FAR SIDE BAR ARM

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Forgotten Fight Science: Far Side Bar Arm Dan Kanagie shows us the Far Side Bar Arm, a lost technique from the Bare Knuckle era. Over the past few months I have discussed the benefit of learning 18th and 19th century Bare Knuckle Boxing for modern MMA. With MMA’s inclusion of fighting in the clinch, it […]

ROOTS OF MMA: MODERN PANKRATION

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Modern Pankration is a pioneering precursor to MMA Modern Pankration, also known as Neo-Pankration, was born in 1969 when Greek-American combat athlete Jim Arvanitis began to resurrect the ancient Greek all-in fighting style. Arvanitis studied striking and grappling like Muay Thai and Judo, as well as spending countless hours researching ancient Pankration. Taking what was […]

PANKRATION: ORIGINAL MMA

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The Ancient Greek Art of Pankration Pankration is deeply rooted in the ancient Olympic Games. The modern sport of Neo-Pankration pays homage to the original Greek combat style. In 648 BC, a submission combat sport with very few rules was introduced to the Olympic Games. With legends crediting mythical heroes Heracles and Theseus with its […]

FFQ: BRUCE LEE QUOTES

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Bruce Lee Quotes for a Modern Martial Artist The latest instalment of Famous Fight Quotes needs no introduction.  From the founder of Jeet Kune Do and movie icon, these Bruce Lee Quotes are witty, insightful and full of treasures. There are countless classic short soundbite Bruce Lee Quotes: “I fear not the man who has […]

ROOTS OF MMA: VALE TUDO

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Vale Tudo, MMA prototype Vale Tudo, Brazil’s version of MMA has been entertaining crowds since the 1920s. While most fight fans were not aware of all-in, no-holds-barred fighting until UFC 1 in 1993, and only a select few were going to cage fights in bars on the wrong side of the tracks before then. In […]