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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. 81 feat. Geoff Quares

10/31/2018
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In this episode of The Striking Corner podcast Eric and Vinny speak with Triumphant Muay Thai Series promoter Geoff Quares. In our conversation with Geoff we discuss his background in martial arts, how he got into promoting, his passion for the sport, and of course...what it takes to run a successful promotion and some of the headaches that come along with it. Often times a lot of promoters get a bad rap because some seem to be in it for all the wrong reasons and do not have the best...

Duration:01:19:27

Ep. 80 feat. Jason Farrell

10/16/2018
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In this episode of The Striking Corner podcast Eric and Vinny welcome back our friend Jason Farrell to the show. We discuss one of Jason's newest projects that will serve as a website/database for fighters and promoters to track fighter's records and keep tabs on their progress as well as the various organizations they have fought under. In addition we talk about cherry picking opponents, matchmaking or promoting at events where your own fighters are competing, and we also touch on one of...

Duration:01:23:28

Ep. 79 feat. Gaston Bolanos

9/25/2018
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In this episode of The Striking Corner podcast Eric and Vinny once again speak with Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and soon to be MMA star, Gaston "Dreamkiller" Bolaños. Gaston is undeniably one of the top Muay Thai fighters and Kickboxers in the US. However, he explains that as a competitor he also wanted to try his hand at MMA. A decision that leads him to a current record of 3-1 in Bellator MMA along with earning 2018's Knockout of the Year for the organization. The guys discuss Gaston's plans to...

Duration:01:05:08

Ep. 78 feat. Bekah Irwin & Michael Corley

9/11/2018
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In this episode of The Striking Corner, Eric & Vinny speak with 3x IFMA Youth Muaythai World Championship gold medalist, Bekah Irwin. At only 17 years old Bekah already has a string of high-level accomplishments in the sport of Muay Thai. Her incredibly focused and quiet determination is one thing that stood out the most in this episode. Bekah wins because she absolutely must and because the thought of anything other than winning is something she will not tolerate. Her determination coupled...

Duration:01:15:55

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 discuss...

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:01:43:19

Ep. 49 feat. Iman Barlow

3/21/2017
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In this episode of The Striking Corner podcast, Eric & Vinny speak with current Lion Fight Super Bantamweight Champion and Enfusion 54 kg Champion, Iman Barlow! Iman is currently regarded as one of the top female Muay Thai fighters in the world in her weight class. She has not lost a fight since 2014 and with over 100+ amateur fights and close to 100 professional fights, she has a wealth of experience in the sport yet she is still just 23 years young! Iman discusses growing up around the...

Duration:01:06:22

Ep. 48 feat. Phoenix Carnevale

3/7/2017
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In this episode of The Striking Corner Eric and Vinny speak with our good friend Phoenix Carnevale! Phoenix is a passionate follower of all things hip-hop, martial arts, comic books, movies, superheroes, etc. She is an actress, fight commentator, martial artist, fight journalist, and she is also the host of Everlast's In Fighting Shape podcast. An avid MMA fan, Phoenix has interviewed top UFC fighters such as Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey, Frankie Edgar, Georges St. Pierre, and many more...in this...

Duration:01:44:28

Ep. 47 feat. Janet Todd

2/21/2017
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So what is the only difference between men and women in combat sports? Well according to California based Muay Thai fighter Janet Todd, our guest on this week's episode of The Striking Corner, "It doesn't hurt when we get kicked in the nether regions because...we don't have balls." Yup! Eric and Vinny had a great conversation with West Coast and Boxing Works standout Janet Todd. Janet is a very accomplished amateur Muay Thai fighter with tons of skill and more than a few amateur titles to...

Duration:01:04:34

Ep. 46 feat. Chris Tran

2/7/2017
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In this Episode of The Striking Corner podcast, Vinny and Eric speak to Chris Tran, who is promoter of The Warrior's Cup Muay Thai promotion and is Owner and Head Coach of Weapons 9 Muay Thai in Middlesex, New Jersey. Chris has long been a friend of the podcast and he is easily one of the most respected and loved members of the East Coast Muay Thai scene. A passionate martial artist who only wants to see Muay Thai grow, Chris explains that he is a fan of the sport first and a promoter...

Duration:01:19:31

Ep. 45 feat. Damien Trainor

1/24/2017
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In this episode of The Striking Corner, Eric and Vinny speak with UK Muay Thai Legend, World Champion, and 4-time European Champion, Damien Trainor. Damien gives a lot of insight into the mental game of being a fighter, when it's best to hang up the gloves, life after fighting, haters, social media, and more! Damien is a legend and has continued to give back to the Muay Thai & Kickboxing community through his work at his own gym, doing seminars around the world, and writing for his blog at...

Duration:01:26:46

Ep. 44 feat. Fabio Pinca

1/10/2017
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It's 2017 and we are starting off the New Year with an epic episode featuring none other than one of the top Muay Thai fighters in the world and our 2016 Striking Corner Fighter of the Year, Fabio Pinca! In this episode Fabio talks to Vinny and Eric about his success in 2016, his upcoming fight for the Rajadamnern Stadium title, how he got into Muay Thai, and why he favors Italian cuisine over French cuisine. We appreciate the effort Fabio made to have a conversation with us despite English...

Duration:00:48:19

Ep. 43 - Christmas & The 2016 TSC Awards

12/27/2016
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In this festive episode Eric & Vinny discuss Christmas, Eric tells a Christmas story, and discusses the growth of The Striking Corner in 2016 and the mentality behind the podcast going into 2017. Also in this episode Eric & Vinny present their "Striking Corner 2016 Muay Thai & Kickboxing Awards". They pick their favorite fights, fighters, and KO's of 2016 and argue a bit over the results. Cheesy sound effects and dramatic music included, this is the best awards podcast ever! Enjoy!

Duration:01:05:08

Ep. 42 feat. Anoop Hothi aka K1 Anoop

12/13/2016
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In this episode of the podcast Vinny & Eric are joined by Kickboxing journalist Anoop Hothi, also known as K1Anoop. A blogger, writer, journalist, and avid Twitter user, K1Anoop has been covering the Muay Thai and Kickboxing scene in the UK and in Europe for quite some time. A huge fan of K1/Glory rules Kickboxing, we talk to Anoop about the recent Glory Collision card, Enfusion, how promotions can better broadcast their product, and so much more! We also talk a bit about how screwdrivers...

Duration:02:04:33

Ep. 41 feat. Chris "CROM" Romulo

11/29/2016
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In this episode Vinny & Eric once again invite East Coast Muay Thai legend, owner of Crom Physical Culture, and just all around ambassador of American Muay Thai, Chris "CROM" Romulo back to the podcast. In this podcast the guys discuss CROM's upcoming project called "An American Nakmuay in Thailand", where he will be returning to Thailand after 12 years to train, learn, and discover more about Muay Thai and Thai culture, this time with his family in tow. It is always great talking to someone...

Duration:01:05:34

Ep. 40 - Lion Fight 33, Martial Arts Movie Classics, and More!

11/21/2016
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In this episode of The Striking Corner podcast, Eric & Vinny discuss the Martial Arts Movie classics such as Enter The Dragon, Kickboxer, Bloodsport, etc...and how they influenced martial artists everywhere. They also talk about the feedback they received from listeners via Social Media about the subject. The guys talk old school Kung Fu movies to new school classics like Ong Bak and more! Plus discussion about Lion Fight 33 and much more!

Duration:01:21:10

Ep. 39 feat. Gaston Bolaños

11/8/2016
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In this episode of The Striking Corner, Vinny and Eric once again bring Muay Thai fighter Gastón Bolaños to the podcast. A native of Perú but now living in San Francisco, Gastón is a star in the US Muay Thai scene and is now looking to take his world class Muay Thai skills to MMA and Kickboxing under the Bellator banner. In this podcast Vinny and Eric talk to Gastón about leading "The Peruvian Takeover" and showcasing the talented fighters that the Peruvian Muay Thai scene has produced and...

Duration:01:31:32