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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.

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, […]

ZACH MAKOVSKY BACK FROM ACL HELL

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Zach Makovsky: Rehabbing an ACL tear ACB flyweight and former Bellator Bantamweight World Title holder and UFC veteran, Zach Makovsky, tore his ACL at the end of 2017, here’s his recovery story. The moment it happened, Zach Makovsky knew that something serious had happened. In years gone by, an ACL tear was a career-ending injury, […]

TITAN: MMA FIGHT FAMILY

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Meet the family at Titan Fighter Enter the word of Titan Fighter, an elite MMA gym known across the globe for producing some of the best fighters in the business. Meet the trainers, fighters and promoters who make it Europe’s top MMA wrestling gym.  Familiar faces like Brad “One Punch” Pickett and Titan owner Mickey Papas guide […]

THE BOXER: JOE LAWS

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Meet Joe Laws: upcoming boxer with a hunger for greatness. Joe Laws embodies British boxing. Known as the “Benwell Bomber”, the 24 year old is walking a path set out by countless fighters before him. Fighting in the super welterweight division, Joe has made an impact on the scene with 3 KOs from 3 fights. […]

KICK CATCH SWEEP BY MO ABDURAHMAN

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Kick Catch Sweep with Mo Abdurahman Mighty Mo Abdurahman walks us through his kick catch sweep – simple and effective it scores highly in the ring. Mo Abdurahman is a top-flight Nak Muay and the golden boy of UK Muay Thai. He fights out of Lookborai/Exile Gym in Southampton and was a professional cricketer before calling it […]