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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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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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

Click the arrow to listen to the podcast.

Music: Nautilus by Bob James

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13. Fight Gone Wrong

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On October 20th, 2018, muay thai and K1 kickboxing champion Pascal Schroth, stepped into a ring in China to defend his K1 title under what he believed to be regular K1 kickboxing rules. For the 25 year old champion, this bout was just another day at the office. His opponent Quinghao Meng from the city of Taicang China was just another body in front of pascal ascent to superstardom.  As a matter of fact, Mr. Schroth’s confidence was pretty high because he had already beaten Meng the year before.

So on that Saturday night, despite the language barrier, the confusion, and the sketchy promoters, Schroth walked inside the ring but would have to be carried out.

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Music: Santana Town by Juelz Santana

 

TimeLine of Events

  • October 2017 at Glory 46, Schroth defeats Quinghao Meng.
  • September 5th 2018, rematch is set between K1 champion Pascal Schroth and Quinghao Meng.
  • October 11th, WLK ask Schroth if he has ever fought under Sanda rules. Schroth answers no and tells WLK that he only fights under muay thai or K1 rules. According to Schroth, WLK agrees that the fight will be under K1 rules.
  • On Wednesday 17th of October, Pascal Schroth, along with his coach and several teammates, leave Phuket Thailand and arrives in China.
  • Thursday the 18th, Schroth goes through a promotional tour and does a series of photoshoots and interviews. Schroth is given a script in chinese to recite during the interviews.
  • On Friday the 19th, Schroth weighs ins and does a press conference. Pre-fight rehearsals are scheduled for that evening, but for unexplained reasons, the rehearsals are rescheduled for the 20th at 1pm; the day of the fight.
  • On Saturday the 20th, Schroth and the rest of the non-chinese fighters have to wait 40 minutes to start rehearsals. The rehearsals go on for around 30 minutes.
  • Around 6pm, Pascal Schroth arrives at the stadium. Up to this point, there hasn’t been any fighters meeting, rules have not been established, and fighters have not been examined by any doctor.
  • At around 8pm, Schroth’s bout against Meng begins. The fighters  touch gloves. Within the first minute, Meng wraps his arms around Schroth’s waist, picks him up and slams the German to the ground head first. 10 seconds later, the champion is counted out by the referee. He is eventually placed on a stretcher and carried out the ring into an ambulance and taken to a mysterious hospital.
  • Sunday the 21st. X-rays and scans are administered in silent. Schroth has yet to see a doctor and wasn’t receive any diagnose of his injury.
  • On Monday the 22th, Schroth returns to Phuket Thailand where he is properly diagnosed. C5 vertebrae is broken.

 

 

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