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The Striking Corner is dedicated to promoting the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the sports of Muay Thai and Kickboxing worldwide. An in depth look at the sport's fighters, trainers, promoters, and fans!

The Striking Corner is dedicated to promoting the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the sports of Muay Thai and Kickboxing worldwide. An in depth look at the sport's fighters, trainers, promoters, and fans!
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The Striking Corner is dedicated to promoting the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the sports of Muay Thai and Kickboxing worldwide. An in depth look at the sport's fighters, trainers, promoters, and fans!

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English


Episodes

Ep. 74 feat. Selina Flores

6/5/2018
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In this episode of The Striking Corner Podcast, Vinny & Eric speak with San Diego's Selina Flores. A talented Muay Thai fighter that has quickly made a name for herself in the California Muay Thai scene, Selina recently competed as part of Team USA at the IFMA Muaythai World Championships where she fought in the Elite A Class looking to compete with the very best the sport has to offer. Selina is competitive, driven, and hungry. She and the guys talk California Muay Thai, takeaways from...

Duration:01:08:24

Ep. 73 - IFMA, Team USA, & Supporting The Sport

5/22/2018
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In this episode of The Striking Corner, Vinny and Eric discuss the recent IFMA Muaythai World Championships, supporting Team USA (USMF), and how we as Americans need to understand that the pro and amateur model we use in the United States is out of step with the rest of the world. The guys also rant about fighters pulling out of fights in order to preserve their undefeated record, social media fighters, and why fighters should be choosing gaining experience, fighting against the best...

Duration:01:02:08

Ep. 72 feat. Rudi Ott

4/10/2018
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In this episode of The Striking Corner, Eric and Vinny speak with former professional fighter, coach, and Smash Gym owner Rudi Ott. Rudi started out his career in Sanshou, also known as Chinese Kickboxing, which is the same fighting discipline that both Eric and Vinny started in before making the transition to Muay Thai. Rudi talks about the old Sanshou scene in his native Boston, how he made his way out west and began training with Cung Le, his career in Sanshou, making the transition to...

Duration:00:58:35

Ep. 70 feat. Travis Clay, Justin Blair & Ognjen Topic

2/28/2018
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On Friday, March 2nd, 2018, Friday Night Fights will be the first Muay Thai promotion to stream LIVE on UFC Fight Pass. Proof of the continuing growth of Muay Thai and Kickboxing in the US! In this special episode, Vinny and Eric speak with Friday Nights Fights (FNF) promoter Justin Blair to discuss this historic event for US Muay Thai and the guys also speak with the two stars of the main event, Phoenix, Arizona's Travis Clay and New Jersey's very own, Ognjen Topic. Two top American...

Duration:01:14:09

Ep. 69 - Youth Muaythai Development with Patrick Rivera & Michael Corley

2/6/2018
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In this episode of the podcast, Eric & Vinny speak with USMF President Michael "Chase" Corley and Muaythai Youth Academy co-creator Patrick Rivera. Both of these gentlemen have played a major role in growing Muay Thai in the United States as well as pushing Muay Thai towards getting recognized by the USOC (United State Olympic Committee). Michael and Patrick both feel that the future of American Muaythai lies in establishing a template and/or path for our youth Muay Thai athletes to get...

Duration:01:19:48

Ep. 67 feat. Kirian Fitzgibbons

1/9/2018
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In the first episode of 2018, we decided we needed to start off the new year of The Striking Corner right! And who better to kick off 2018, then CSA Gym owner and head coach extraordinaire, Kirian Fitzgibbons! "Coach K", as he is known to his many students and peers, is without a doubt one of the top striking coaches in North America, coaching the likes of Kevin Ross, Gaston Bolaños, Zoila Frausto, Zach Bunnell, Eddie Abasolo, Alexis Davis, Miriam Nakamoto, and the list goes on and on....

Duration:01:47:34

Ep. 66 feat. Bryan Popejoy

12/13/2017
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In this episode of The Striking Corner, Eric and Vinny speak with the Head Coach of Boxings Works in Torrance, California and the USMF National Team, Bryan Popejoy. Bryan is considered one of the top Muay Thai coaches in the US and the guys we were definitely honored to have him as a guest on the podcast. In this episode, we discuss Bryan's background in Muay Thai, the history of Boxing Works, the California Muay Thai scene in the 1990's, the definition of "Traditional Muay Thai", fighting...

Duration:01:39:28

Ep. 64 feat. Dr. Jason Park & Dr. Hiro Perera

10/31/2017
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In this episode of The Striking Corner podcast, Eric & Vinny speak with physical therapists, coaches, and former fighters, Dr. Jason Park and Dr. Hiro Perera. The group discusses the misconceptions of physical therapy, why it's important to fighters, and a new endeavor both Dr. Park and Dr. Herera are embarking on, where they seek to educate fighters and coaches about the finer points of injury prevention and mobility for Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and MMA. Eric and Vinny also discuss Keto,...

Duration:01:15:09

Ep. 63 feat. Jay Campbell

10/18/2017
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In this episode of The Striking Corner, Eric and Vinny sit down with Staten Island Muay Thai's Keto Master and Strength & Conditioning coach, John "Jay" Campbell. Eric talks about being in the home stretch of his wife giving birth to their second son, Vinny posts a picture of Eric's stupid face on the internet, and Jay discusses the benefits of the Keto Diet. Eric and Vinny commit to getting on Jay's Diet Plan and will report back in a few weeks to discuss their TRIUMPHS or failures...

Duration:01:17:25

Ep. 61 - Hurricanes, Thugs, & GGG vs. Canelo

9/19/2017
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In this episode, Eric and Vinny discuss Eric's evacuation from Florida for Hurricane Irma, the recent controversy surrounding Yokkao, Eric rants about the Canelo vs. GGG decision, corruption in boxing, politics in fight sports, and more. Eric had fun with this one and talked a lot more than usual if that's possible. You be the judge!

Duration:01:05:23

Ep. 59 Feat. Kate Allen & Charlie Cottone

8/8/2017
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In this episode of The Striking Corner, Vinny and Eric speak with Muay Thai power couple Kate Allen and Charlie Cottone. They are the owners and instructors of 8 Limbs Muay Thai in Philadelphia, PA. Kate and Charlie discuss how they started in Muay Thai, how their relationship began, and their eventual decision of opening up their own Muay Thai gym together. Kate also talks about competing in the 2017 IFMA Muay Thai World Championships, leaving her career as a dental hygienist to focus on...

Duration:01:22:30

Ep. 58 feat. Lonnie Beck

7/25/2017
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In this episode of The Striking Corner podcast, Eric and Vinny are joined by Muay Thai trainer, BJJ Purple Belt, and 5th Degree Tae Kwon Do Black Belt, Lonnie Beck! Lonnie runs two very successful gyms outside of Philadelphia and he discusses the ins and outs of the martial arts business, the ups and downs of running a gym, his learning experiences, and how traditional martial arts and combat sports can coexist in the current combat sports hungry environment. They also discuss McDojo's,...

Duration:01:13:02

Ep. 57 feat. Michael Chase Corley

7/18/2017
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In this episode of The Striking Corner Podcast, Vinny and Eric speak with USMF (United States Muaythai Federation) President, Michael 'Chase' Corley. Michael is someone who has truly made Muay Thai his full-time job. First as a fighter and now as a coach at Houston Muay Thai and president of the USMF, Michael is looking to increase the recognition of Muay Thai in America. He is working hard to get Muay Thai recognized by the US Olympic Committee and bring together multiple organizations...

Duration:01:18:44

Ep. 56 - McDojo's, Not Making Weight & Cardio Kickboxing

6/27/2017
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In this episode of The Striking Corner, Vinny and Eric chat about Eric's first week back in training, amateur fighters not making weight and how to deal with it, the TBA Muay Thai Expo, McDojo's teaching Cardio Kickboxing and calling it Muay Thai, and much more! We also talk new gear you should look out for and more additions to The Striking Corner shop.

Duration:00:54:07

Ep. 55 feat. Emilio Pineda

6/13/2017
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In this episode, Eric & Vinny speak with 2017 IFMA Muay Thai Championship silver medalist and Team USA member, Emilio "Hydro" Pineda. We discuss his experience fighting on the world stage, his wins over Turkey and Denmark en route to the finals against Russia. Emilio explains that a silver medal was definitely not enough for him and how he will continue his quest for gold. We also discuss the new path for young fighters in the US to try out for Team USA, the importance of international...

Duration:01:22:10

Ep. 54 feat. Dr. Hiro Perera

6/6/2017
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In this episode of The Striking Corner Podcast, Eric & Vinny sit down with Muay Thai Fighter, Trainer, and Physical Therapist, Dr. Hiro Perera. We discuss common injuries in Muay Thai as opposed to other sports, injury prevention, treatment, as well as when it is time to contact a medical professional. We also discuss how to warm up properly and whether or not the way many Muay Thai gyms across the country warm up before and after a class is truly correct.

Duration:01:09:39

Ep. 53 feat. Jason Farrell

5/23/2017
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In this episode, Vinny and Eric speak with owner and head coach of Level Up Boxing, Jason Farrell. Jason is an accomplished striking coach who was recently tasked with being one of the coaches for the US National Muay Thai Team that competed at the IFMA World Muay Thai Championships in Minsk, Belarus. Jason discusses the large gap he witnessed between the financial support other country's teams received as opposed to that of our very own Team USA. The guys brainstorm about how to grow...

Duration:01:23:39

Ep. 52 - Vinny's Rant & Fabio Pinca Seminar Recap

5/4/2017
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In this bonus episode of The Striking Corner podcast Vinny rants about a recent experience where a fighter pulled out of a fight with one of his fighters at the last minute after not making weight. Vinny and Eric finally do a podcast in the same room together as opposed to the usual Skype setup. Also the guys review the awesome Fabio Pinca seminar The Striking Corner put together at Vinny's gym in NYC, Staten Island Muay Thai. Eric's fanboyism for top fighters continues and the guys...

Duration:00:59:19

Ep. 51 - Muay Thai Talk & Buakaw vs Yodsanklai Rumors

4/26/2017
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In this episode of The Striking Corner podcast, Eric and Vinny are back after an extended Easter vacation and decide to do this episode sans guest in order to catch up on some news from the world of Muay Thai & Kickboxing. They discuss Bellator Kickboxing, our upcoming Striking Corner seminar featuring Fabio Pinca, and the much talked about rumor regarding a potential dream match up between Yodsanklai and Buakaw for a whopping one million dollar fight purse! In addition, the debate over...

Duration:00:53:11

Ep. 50 feat. Zach Bunnell

4/4/2017
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We have hit the 50 episode mark! And in this 50th episode of The Striking Corner, Eric and Vinny speak with the Pro Muay Thai & MMA Fighter, CSA Gym alum, owner and head coach of Reno City Kickboxing, and IFMA Team USA Bronze Medalist, Zach Bunnel!. The guys met Zach at the recent 2017 Coaches Clinic at CSA Gym in Dublin, California, and needless to say we knew we had to get Zach on the podcast right away. Zach is a talented fighter, a total character, and without question extremely...

Duration:01:43:20