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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.

VIDEOS FROM THE VAULT

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Revgear Release Videos from the Vault Over the coming weeks and months, we will be releasing our videos from the vault: footage of incredible coaches and athletes sharing their knowledge of martial arts. Revgear have been in the fight game for a long time. Over the years, we have had the opportunity to work with […]

ANCIENT GREEK WRESTLING

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Ancient Greek Wrestling – Original Grappling While it is not the very oldest civilisation to codify grappling, Ancient Greek wrestling had a powerful influence on all subsequent wrestling in Europe. Known as “Pale” (pal-eh), Ancient Greek wrestling was a cornerstone of the Olympic Games, being one of the earliest sports practiced in the ancient world. […]

FIGHT STORIES: THE STUDENT

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The Student – Dominic Plait Aspiring Nak Muay Dominic Plait operates under the social handle Fat Lad to Fighter and embodies the student of martial arts. Dominic Plait recently fought on Victory Promotions and won his fight. What is remarkable is his journey from 98 kg and chubby, to a 72 kg fighter. Here’s his […]

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 […]