35. Muay Thai Ambassador Matt Lucas

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Matt Lucas is an American author who has dedicated his adult life the art of Eight Limbs. Today the expatriate resides in Thailand where he continues to push and promote Thai Boxing all over the world.

In this episode of the Catching Wreck Podcast, Matt Lucas talks about moving to Thailand, fighting, writing, and living life on his own terms.

Check out Matt’s book, The Boxer’s Soliloquy on Amazon and all platforms where books are sold.

 

Song: The Genesis Of The Omega; by Sean Price.

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31.Chasing The White Lotus With Alex Banchamek

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Alex Banchamek Bublea is a Romanian kick boxer who left his cozy life in England to pursue his passion in Thailand. Alex now trains and fights out of the Buakaw Village under the watchful eye of the most popular Thai Boxer in the world, Buakaw Banchamek.

With over a hundred fights, Alex is determined to become the best striker on the planet.

On this Episode of the Catching Wreck Podcast, Alex talks about following his purpose, going through the ridiculous and most rigorous work out ever, leaving the Western world behind, and training alongside Buakaw and the rest of his teammates.

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Music: French Blends 2, by The Alchemist

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20. Hustling Fitness With kenny Raphael

 

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Out of the many personal trainers in south Florida,  Kenny Raphael has managed to separate himself from the crowd. Whether it’s sculpting bodies or improving performance, Kenny got it covered. Mr. Raphael has helped countless individuals, from housewife to professional athletes, achieve their fitness goals by mixing traditional and unconventional training routines. 

In this episode of the Catching Wreck Podcast, Kenny talks about strength training, conditioning, biomechanics, recovery, nutrition and much more.

You can follow him on Instagram @hustlefitness. 

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Music: Live In Other World, by Itadi Bonney

 

 

19. World Class Wrecking Kru: Nestor Marte On The Art Of 8 Limbs And Combat Sports

 

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Kru Nestor Marte is a pioneer in bringing Muay Thai to U.S. shores and is the first and only American to be certified by three top camps in Bangkok: Saktaywan, Luk Bahn Yai, and Sor Sil Kune. Training at these three distinctively different sister camps, Kru Nestor has had the privilege to learn from some of the greatest Muay Thai Fighters in the world. Nestor has aquired the knowledge, the skill, and the language of Muay Thai and Thai culture which enables him to give his students at the Ultimate Gym the authentic teachings and fighting spirit of Muay Thai in the U.S.

Kru Nestor Marte is a considered a leading expert in the art of stand up fighting. When MMA fighters such as Renzo Gracie, Ricardo Almeida, Ryan Gracie, Anderson Silva, and Israel Gomes needed to train their stand up, they sought out Kru Nestor Marte to brush up on their technique.

No longer a competitive fighter, Kru Nestor still makes bi-yearly training trips to Bangkok to keep on top of Muay Thai’s latest techniques, regulations, training strategies and conditioning methods.

Over the past few years, Kru Nestor has been studying and developing his ground fighting skills, training with Teimoc Johnston-Ono (former Olympic great Judo Master), Sensei Edson Carvalho (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), and Israel Gomes (Vale-Tudo Champion).

Kru Nestor is also a personal student of the legendary Brazilian Vale-Tudo and Luta Livre fighter Master Eugenio Tadeu. Kru Nestor has continued his training with Alexander “Pequeno” Nogiera and is currently a Luta Livre black belt and the only US representative for Team Pequeno.

In this episode of the podcast, Nestor and I talk all things martial arts. Click the arrow to hear the audio.

Music: New York State of Mind, by Nas

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15. Shadowboxing With Schiller Hyppolite

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Schiller Hyppolite is a Haitian retired professional boxer who in December 2014, won the vacant WBC International Silver Light Heavyweight title by referee stoppage. Mr. Hyppolite’s career began in Montreal Canada where he fought for the Eye Of The Tiger Promotion. His aggressive style and technical abilities quickly turned him into a fan favorite. Schiller Hyppolite has fought all over the globe and has been crowned champion several times in Canada.

The retired champion is now a personal trainer in Montreal who continues to give back to his community.

On todays episode of the Catching Wreck Podcast, Schiller talks about the cultural changes between Haiti and Canada, winning the WBC title, and the peaks and valleys of the boxing game, and much more.

This episode is partly conducted in French.

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Music By: Pj Pressure

 

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14. Chris Romulo’s Champion Creed

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Hailing out of Queens New York, Chris Romulo is a Muay Thai champion. The new York native began his career as an amateur in 1996 when he was 21 years of age. He quickly turned pro and earned a 13–3 record. In 2010, Chris won the WKA super middleweight North American title. During his career, Romulo won several Muay Thai titles, including a US National Championship, and a Bronze medal in Bangkok Thailand at the Muay Thai World Cup.

Today, the retired champion helps athletes and civilians get in shape at his CROM Physical Culture  gym in Queens New York. Chris Romulo is more than a personal trainer; he is an inspiration who motivates others with his philosophy and proven programs. Chris has taken what he’s learned in the ring and turned it into a practical curriculum called U.P.R.I.S.E. The curriculum shows individuals how to tap into their natural abilities and become their own champion.

In May 2017, Romulo published his memoir, Champions Uprising, which showcases his unwavering determination, grit, and spirit. The book has been a catalyst in helping individuals overcome their self-inflicting obstacles.

Chris has taken his focus from the ring to the pulpit to motivate, educate and inspire the next generation. His champion creed and daily routines can be found at www.chrisromulo.com/startstrong

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Music: Nautilus by Bob James

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