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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.

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 […]

LUTA LIVRE: BRAZIL’S LESSER KNOWN STYLE

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What exactly is Luta Livre? The Brazilian grappling art of Luta Livre has lived in the shadows of its better known sibling, BJJ. As no gi becomes ever more popular, a light has been shone on the less familiar fighting style. No gi grappling is on the ascendancy. While traditional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu remains on […]

EUCLYDES HATEM: FATHER OF BRAZILIAN LUTA LIVRE

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Euclydes Hatem: The Armadillo Known as “Tatu”, or “Armadillo”, Euclydes Hatem was a legend of the grappling scene in 1930s and 40s Brazil. Hatem carved out a niche for himself in the violent Catch Wrestling scene and is considered to be the founder of Luta Livre. Born to a Lebanese family in Rio de Janeiro […]

ORIGINAL THAI BOXING GLOVE WITH MO ABDURAHMAN

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The Original Thai Boxing Glove Punches Above its Weight Revgear’s Alex Wright gets Mo Abdurahman’s thoughts on the Original Thai Boxing Glove. “Mighty” Mo Abdurahman is at the top of his game. The English Nak Muay has already secured a GLORY contract and victories over some of the best in the business. The young featherweight is […]

APIDEJ SIT-HIRUN: FIGHTER OF THE CENTURY

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The Remarkable Mastery of Apidej Sit-Hirun Apidej Sit-Hirun helped pave the way for the boom in Muay Thai and the Golden Era that followed his time as the undisputed king of the ring. Before Muay Thai gained recognition abroad, before the Golden Era, one man made his indelible mark on the sport. Apidej Sit-Hirun is […]

S4 SPARRING GLOVE WITH ARNOLD ALLEN

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UFC Fighter Arnold Allen reviews the S4 Sparring Glove Revgear’s top-of-the-line lace-up S4 Sparring Glove has been a huge hit with professional fighters and serious amateurs alike. The S4 Sparring Glove is an impressive addition to a fighter’s kit bag. Here, UFC fighter Arnold Allen shares his thoughts on the glove with Alex Wright and […]

GOLDEN ERA GREATS: SAMART PAYAKAROON

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Samart Payakaroon: The Muhammed Ali of Muay Thai The name Samart Payakaroon is heard spoken with reverence whenever the subject of who is “the greatest” comes up. While the King of Thailand awarded Apidej Sit-Hirun the title of “Fighter of the Century”, he competed in the 1960s, a couple of decades before the Golden Era. Samart […]

COUNTER PUNCH COMBO WITH EDDIE CHA

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Drill this Counter Punch Combo to Level Up Your Striking Game Eddie Cha of The MMA LAB in Glendale, Arizona shows us an awesome counter punch combo that he uses with his top level athletes. If you are into MMA, then the chances are, Eddie Cha needs no introduction. Known for his All in MMA style, […]