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Tom Billinge

Tom has been training in Muay Thai gyms around the world for around 15 years. He has lived in Asia, Europe and the Americas. When he's not kicking the pads, Tom is writing, exploring and generally loving life.

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 […]

NEW YORK MUAY THAI AND THE CITY

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New York Muay Thai and the City New York City is a metropolis that enthrals millions of visitors each year.  Rudy Giuliani’s zero tolerance policy turned the Rotten Apple into a tourist-friendly destination, but the old New York still simmers away under the surface.  The no-nonsense character of residents of the Five Boroughs comes from […]

MIGHTY MO ABDURAHMAN

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By securing a coveted GLORY Kickboxing contract, the 21-year-old “golden boy” of UK kickboxing, “Mighty” Mo Abdurahman began to build his fame. In reality, his career eight years in the making, the young Southampton based fighter has now begun to reap the rewards of his commitment to his craft. Mo Abdurahman first started training with Dean […]

BANGKOK – MUAY THAI CAPITAL

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There are a lot of Muay Thai destinations around the world. But anybody who is serious about their training, cannot neglect Thailand’s capital, Bangkok. It is Muay Thai Mecca. Every year thousands of Nak Muay wannabes and enthusiastic amateurs from across the globe, make the pilgrimage to the temple of their sport. Bangkok is the city of […]

THE MUAY TRAVELLER

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I first started Muay Thai in the early 2000s.  I began training with Ryan Rudkin at Singto Muay Thai in my hometown of Cambridge and quickly became addicted.  I had spells travelling to Thailand and training at Jittigym in Bangkok. I also had the enormous honour of training with the late Ramon Dekkers at his […]