Ognjen Topic is a current IKF World, WBC, WKA National and a former Lion Fight Lightweight World Champion in Muay Thai, fighting out of North Jersey Muay Thai. As well as his fighting career, Ognjen is a full-time instructor as well as being a great graphic designer, having designed the current logos for Muay Thai Authority, MuayTies as well as his own fighter branding, which was used to create a range of InFightStyle gear (You can see that gear here).
We spoke to Ognjen to find out a little bit about his favourite gear and training advice.
Podcasts are awesome. They’re a great way to catch up on the latest news, listen to interesting conversations and to generally be inspired. They also often give great insights into the lives and mindsets of other fighters, who don’t often get the chance to voice their story. Thankfully there are a number of awesome podcasts out there for anyone passionate about Muay Thai, so we thought we’d list 5 of our favourites.
MMA gloves are one of the most important items of equipment for MMA. MMA fighters use a small light weight glove which offers less protection than boxing gloves, but allows you to use the hands for grappling as well.
To those in the UK Muay Thai scene, Reece Mcallister needs no introduction. Throughout his fighting career he’s won a number of titles including previously becoming the Topking World Series champion 2014. He’s taken on some big names, having fought in both Muay Thai and Kickboxing events, and will be taking on current Yokkao World Title holder Jordan Watson later in 2016.
We spoke to Reece to find out a little bit about his favourite gear and training advice.
Ben Schneider is a south wales based Professional MMA fighter, fighting out of Arcadia Fighter Manager (Find them on Facebook or Twitter) & Xandao Kickboxing Academy/MMA (Also on Facebook and Twitter). He fights in London, UK, in the longest running and most established show in Europe, UCMMA (Cage Rage).
We spoke to Ben to find out a little bit about his favourite gear and training advice.
Many people know Sean Fagan as the owner of Muay Thai Guy and Nak Muay Nation, but he’s also a 2x amateur champion, training out of Stockade Martial Arts in Kingston NY.
Sean’s lead venture Muay Thai guy is a great resource for anyone studying the art of eight limbs, with articles, video tutorials and podcasts which he hosts. Through his website Sean gets to talk to a host of big names from the Muay Thai world. If you haven’t come across any of his stuff before, we suggest you check it all out.
But first, we spent a bit of time talking to Sean to find out a little bit about his favourite gear and training advice.
Muay Thai or ‘Thai boxing’ is the cultural martial art of Thailand. The origin of Muay Thai dates back several hundred years, and was essentially developed as a form of close-combat that used the entire body as a weapon, including elbows and knees, leading to it becoming known as “the art of eight limbs”. In modern day, Muay Thai has become a global sport and is often incorporated into the training routines of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters and kickboxers.
Tommi McCormick is a Muay Thai fighter based in England. He has over 20 years experience training Muay Thai and is currently training with Bodyflo gym in Sheffield. He fights at a variety of Promotions, including Yokkao’s UK Events, and Muay Thai Grand Prix where he’ll soon be fighting for the MTGP World Welterweight Title.
We spoke to Tommi to find out a little bit about his favourite gear and training advice.
Shane Fazen is the creator of the highly popular YouTube channel Fight Tips, which teaches self defence, martial arts techniques and fitness. He’s also the man behind online training website My Fight Gym. He’s a black belt in taekwondo, international pro muay thai fighter, and an amateur boxer, all as well as spending time coaching others.
We spoke to Shane to find out a little bit about his favourite gear and training advice.