Following last night’s event, ROAR Combat League would like to thank everyone involved in making it happen. From the gyms and fighters to the team of staff and helpers who helped create what was a superb event. Feedback from people that attended the show has been phenomenal with some describing it as the most entertaining show they have ever seen.
Special mention to Christian Knowles and Katie Rishover who have created a fantastic brand that sets a high bar for Muay Thai. Also Steven Broome for helping set the stage. Finally everyone that supports our events, a big thank you. ROAR Combat League are truly blessed with the atmosphere that Edgbaston Stadium fans create. Many of you buy tickets every event and it is, I believe, a standout show and unique crowd.
Next event is April 6th and the wheels are already in motion for what promises to be a special Roar Combat League ?
Two great performances so far – Toon just lost to a more experienced opponent after a fantastic battle and Ces achieved a unanimous win using sharp teeps, round kicks and sharp knees. Very proud!
Sam Hyde didn’t get the result last night. He put on a great show against an extremely tough opponent but most definitely did not show his A game. Not taking anything away from Cian as he is clearly a great fighter with a huge fight career ahead of him. As you would expect Sam is cutting through his disappointment with a champion mentality, already planning his next steps as he becomes the fighter I know he can be.
Funniest moment of the day – pre post fight interview, Sam stopped the interviewer so he could get a drink as he “didn’t want to sound like that Simon Forrest on camera”. We all had a laugh and heard from the Roar presenter how post weigh in interviews will be no more due to the gibberish incident… legendary!!
‘Kru’ is Thai for teacher. In Thai culture, teachers are held in high esteem. They are celebrated on Wai Kru day where students perform a ritual to show respect to their teachers.
In the 12 years that Chao Phraya Lincoln has been open to the public, there have only been 4 students that have achieved the Kru grade. Paul (Staffy) and Darren have clocked up 15 years of experience between them and have shown Steve, Brian and I that they have the knowledge and ability to teach others.
I am very proud to lead the Chao Phraya Muay Thai academy and alongside Kru Steve, Brian, Paul (Staffy) and Darren we will provide an even better place to learn the amazing art of Muay Thai. We have built a very special and diverse community that forges warriors while making everyone feel welcome.
Chok dee (good luck) Staffy and Darren.
Marko Randelovic’s film ‘Fighter’ shows the life of a former fighter who now trains young local and foreign Muay Thai boxers in far northern Thailand.
Over the next few weeks we will be ordering our next batch of club shorts. So it would be great to get our club members involved too, with helping us come up with some design ideas!
Muay Thai, also known as the science and art eight limbs is an ancient martial art that has been allowed to evolve over the years to become one of the most effective unarmed combat systems in existence. The art brings huge physical and spiritual benefits to all practitioners. Muay Thai students experience massive improvements in fitness and strength, better co-ordination and improved mental well-being.
I have been training in Muay Thai for more than 7 years now and absolutely in love with Thai Boxing. Unfortunately for me though in the later years of my sport, has not been so kind on my body. Although one thing you will notice if you train in the sport, that not a training session goes by where your not injury free!