Happy New Year everyone!  I’m excited to start the year with this initial podcast episode.

After getting TeepThis.com off the ground last summer I came across the image featured in this post of Sergio Wielzen and Arthur Meyer at Lion Fight 30.  I sought out the photographer and expressed my admiration of the work which led to a dialogue which then let to this podcast.

Contents

Duration 34:51

  • 00:08 Episode Introduction
  • 02:56 Meet My Guest Charlie Clark
  • 04:43 The Fighting Monkeys MMA Madness
  • 05:12 New England MMA
  • 06:18 Tengu Photography
  • 08:13 Shooting at Lion Fight Promotions
  • 10:15 Bellatore Limits Local Media Access
  • 13:54 Giving Back To The Fighters
  • 15:44 Yeison Berdugo, Jo Nattawut and Switching It Up
  • 21:20 Growing Muay Thai and Summer Bronco
  • 22:24 The Images and Capturing Them
  • 25:47 Kickboxing and Muay Thai in America
  • 27:20 Politics and Perseverance
  • 28:22 Distribution & PR
  • 29:26 Fighting For Autism
  • 31:32 Links To Follow
  • 32:45 Episode Wrap Up

Charlie Clark is a combat sports journalist, photographer and advocate.  He is the author of The Fighting Monkeys MMA Madness and shoots and interviews some of the most respected professional and amateur martial artists in the world.

In this podcast Charlie takes us behind the scenes of the New England MMA scene and introduces us to local legends Mike Gresh,  Juliano Coutinho; shooting for Lion Fight Promotions and Bellator MMA’s aversion to local media.  We also talk about our favorite muay thai fighters including Yeison Yayyoo Berdugo, Smokin Jo Nattawut, Jorina Baars and finding it within yourself to switch up your game plan in the face of unforeseen adversity.  We’ll also get into giving back to the fighters and the fight community, Charlie’s Fighting For Autism initiative, growing muay thai in the united states and rising pro and amateur muay thai righters that you may or may not have heard of but need to know about like 11 year old Nick Enzor, 12 year old Summer Bronco and 68 year old  Ann Perez de Tejada. Yup, that’s right I said sixty-eight!

It feels like 2017 is simply going to be a massive year for muay thai and combat sports in general.  The year is already jam packed with high-level amateur and professional muay thai, kickboxing and mma contests through a myriad of fight promotions, broadcast networks and online outlets as early as WCK Muay Thai’s “Ultimate Conquest” card in San Diego on January 7, 2017.  I’m very excited to finally get this whole podcasting thing figured out so that I can continue sharing the exciting, insightful and amazing journey that is the study of the Art of #8Limbs.  Sawadee krap

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