36. Cyrus Washington On The Come-Up

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Cyrus Washington is a Michigan born Muay Thai and Lethwei fighter who has competed all over the globe against the most dangerous martial artists in the world.

This past July, Mr. Washington sustained his biggest injury when he was shot several times in the abdomen while trying to break up a fight at a night club.

 

In this episode of the podcast, Cyrus and I talk about his recovery, Muay Thai, Lethwei, MMA, living in Thailand and much more.

Enjoy.

Song: G.O.D Part III; by Mobb Deep

 

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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.

Hit the arrow for the audio.

 

Music: French Blends 2, by The Alchemist

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27. Black Dutch Ernesto Hoost Interview

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Known as Mr. Perfect, Ernesto Hoost is a four-time K-1 World Champion Surinamese Dutch kickboxer who is considered one of the greatest martial artists of all time. The 54 year old Hoost began fighting in 1993. His career was exceptional. Ernesto Hoost won belts and titles all over the world and retired in 2006 without a scratch.

Today he is one the podcast. Take a listen.

 

Music: Where I’m From, by Jay Z

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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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