1. Young Guns: Ben 'Warpath' Worsfold
    07 Nov, 2018
    Young Guns: Ben 'Warpath' Worsfold
    This week as part of The Fight Vault’s Young Gun Series, we feature the story of one young and upcoming West Australian Nak Muay, Ben Worsfold. Having recently fought and won on the MAX Muay Thai to then fulfilling his lifelong dream of winning at Lumpinee Stadium, it’s fair to say that Ben ‘Warpath’ Worsfold is well and truly establishing himself as a name to watch for the future! TFV spoke with Ben recently, who is currently training at Sitmonchai Gym in Thailand to further pursue his passion
  2. Stand Strong with Jason Lee
    06 Nov, 2018
    Stand Strong with Jason Lee
    There are many reasons to love Martial Arts, just ask anyone who trains or competes! Other than the release of good endorphins from moving your body which promotes a healthier lifestyle, training and learning self defence can also bring a sense of security and confidence that can help an individual through challenging situations; such as Bullying. Bullying in most recent years has advanced and now is the time stand up (and Stand Strong) for what’s right. Statistics show that approximately 77% of
  3. LINEAGE: Dane 'Daddy Kool' Beauchamp
    12 Oct, 2018
    LINEAGE: Dane 'Daddy Kool' Beauchamp
    It was a glorious time in Muay Thai, the latter half of the 80’s through to the 90’s. There was an explosion of brute-force talent as unbelievable Fighters emerged from every corner of Thailand, particularly the poverty-stricken towns in further flung regions of the country. Some of the greatest Muay Thai Fighters to have ever graced this earth came to be during this time period, better known as the Golden Era of Muay Thai. With any great time in History there is an inevitable ripple effect;
  4. The Rock Part II: Daniel Dawson's Story
    06 Sep, 2018
    The Rock Part II: Daniel Dawson's Story
    In the first instalment of ‘The Rock’, we dove into the world of multiple State, National and World Champion Daniel Dawson. It is always an inspiring experience for TFV to uncover the many layers to a Fighter’s story and journey, and once again we are inspired. Join us as we dive further into Daniel Dawson's story, where he talks about the most challenging adversities he has overcome, which shaped him into being the fighter he is today. Daniel 'The Rock' Dawson, a household name among the
  5. The Journey of River Daz
    05 Sep, 2018
    The Journey of River Daz
    This week, The Fight Vault was privileged to talk with Australia’s newest WMC Lightweight Champion, River Daz. After a sensational victory over Queensland’s Andy Juniku on Rebellion 20 which took place in August, River reigns as Champion and is in very high spirits. His dedication to Muay Thai has brought him to new levels in most recent years and TFV is particularly excited to see this young man continue to grow as a Fighter. Hailing from Hammers Gym run by Mark Castagnini in Melbourne,
  6. TFV Fight Tales: The Rebellion Edition
    20 Aug, 2018
    TFV Fight Tales: The Rebellion Edition
    The dust of Roots had not even settled before an evening of pulsating Muay Thai Fights would begin. Saturday, the 18th of August 2018, Sy Nadji hosted his twentieth Rebellion Muay Thai show. After relentlessly building a brand and reputation within the Fight community, Sy hosted his first Rebellion Title Fight which was paired with the highly anticipated rematch between Australia's own, Toby The Weapon Smith and Slovakian Fighter, Jakub Benko. The Rebellion Title was slated for the Super
  7. TFV Fight Tales - Roots 8: Stir It Up
    18 Aug, 2018
    TFV Fight Tales - Roots 8: Stir It Up
    "Come on and stir it up, little darlin', stir it up!"  Whilst the air of Melbourne was cool and unforgiving outside, the atmosphere inside of the St Kilda Town Hall on Saturday was warm with excitement. Muay Thai fans from across the nation filtered through the doors with mounting anticipation for Roots 8: Stir It Up and Rebellion 20, which would take place later in the evening. It was a day to remember for those who were present, purely 100% Muay Thai - expect nothing less from a show hosted by
  8. Recovery for the Fighter: Cryotherapy
    01 Aug, 2018
    Recovery for the Fighter: Cryotherapy
    Recovery has become an increasingly significant aspect of an athletes training regime. The list of options available for athletic recovery is endless! From hydrotherapy, active recovery, stretching, compression, massage, cryotherapy and many more, it can be difficult to decipher what is best for you. What is important though is knowing precisely what modalities of recovery are available and how they can benefit you individually as an athlete. The Fight Vault will be running a series of articles
  9. Ticking Timebomb: An Interview with Josh Tonna
    31 Jul, 2018
    Ticking Timebomb: An Interview with Josh Tonna
    The dawn of July 2018 saw Australian Muay Thai Fighter Josh ‘TimeBomb’ Tonna sign with Asia’s ever-expanding Fight Promotion, ONE Fighting Championship. An opportunity to share ONE’s World-renowned canvas with some of the Sport’s toughest Fighters, is an opportunity Josh could not pass up. Josh Tonna is already a house hold name among the Australian Fight Community, representing his gym and team at Stockade Training Centre. However, whilst he has undeniably established himself as both a
  10. Young Guns #1 - Amanda Juniku
    25 Jul, 2018
    Young Guns #1 - Amanda Juniku
    In the first instalment of our new ‘Young Guns’ series, TFV spoke with up and coming Queensland based Muay Thai Fighter, Amanda Juniku. Emerging from Modern Warrior Muay Thai Gym, Amanda is fast making a name and reputation for herself among the Australian Fight community. Known for her aggressive style, particularly her effective use of spinning back elbows, Amanda is in every way a name to watch for the future. Read on to find out more about what inspires Amanda, and what her aspirations are
  11. Jack Becker
    12 Jul, 2018
    Jack Becker
    This week on The Fight Vault, we take a look at one of Perth's rising MMA stars, Jack Becker from M1FC. With nine fights and seven wins to his record, Jack is fast becoming a serious MMA prospect, and he has his sights set on reaching the pinnacle of the sport.   Ranked within the top three tiers of Japan and Australia* Jack Becker has become a household name in the South East Asian and Australian MMA scene. Jack has competed in Shooto, Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Kickboxing and MMA, his journey
  12. Females Fighting Forward with Carly Gangell
    05 Jul, 2018
    Females Fighting Forward with Carly Gangell
    The Fight Vault team are always searching for stories, high and low. We love hearing about the journeys of others, and this week we dived into the story of one inspirational young lady from Adelaide, Carly Gangell. At just 20 years of age, Carly is running a powerful program for women from all walks of life, called Females Fighting Forward. Her vision for empowering women through Muay Thai is absolutely sensational. We feel so privileged to be telling her story and we hope you can draw some
  13. TFV Fight Tales: Epic 19 'CONTEND'
    01 Jul, 2018
    TFV Fight Tales: Epic 19 'CONTEND'
    There are few things in this world that are capable of evoking the array of emotions that one feels, when watching Muay Thai.  In contrast to the roaring crowds that fill football stadiums to the swarms of screaming fans found at music concerts and festivals; Muay Thai brings an eclectic community of passionate, authentic people together. It is always a beautiful experience witnessing the comradery and sense of community as found at a Fight show among fans, team mates and fighters alike.
  14. The Rock - Daniel Dawson's Story (Part I)
    05 Jun, 2018
    The Rock - Daniel Dawson's Story (Part I)
    “I was breathing heavily, in the moments immediately after the bell had rung. I noticed that my legs were tired… so, so very tired. I knew they would be, that fight was never going to be easy for me, I hadn’t kicked inside the ring for 7 years; but boy, it felt good to be back…” Daniel Dawson says, as he remembers the night he rematched John Wayne Parr for the third time in his extensive career. The pair met each other for the third time on the canvas as the Main Event of the Origins Fight Card
  15. Rise Above with Jesse Taylor
    31 May, 2018
    Rise Above with Jesse Taylor
    The Fight Vault Team is thrilled to present the story of a man who truly does understand the importance of getting up again, after taking a hit or two. It should come as no surprise that when UFC Fighter and TUF 25 Winner Jesse Taylor came to town, we absolutely could not resist organising to meet with him. Otherwise known as ‘JT Money’, Jesse Taylor’s journey in MMA has been filled with soaring highs and staggering lows. His story is one comprised of 'rising above the storm' against all odds
  16. Capture: The Story of Jasmin Frank
    27 May, 2018
    Capture: The Story of Jasmin Frank
    Jasmin Frank is a name you’ll want to become familiar with, Fight Vault readers; we know you’ll love what this little powerhouse has to offer. Jasmin is a Perth-based Fighter/MMA Photographer on a mission, and we are thrilled to be telling her story as a particularly special feature for The Vault this week. Her passion for Photography fatefully collided with her heart for MMA and now, she is making moves in leaps and bounds, having worked with some of the Sport's most exciting, rising stars. We
  17. Bare-Knuckles and Heart: Eddie Farrell
    16 May, 2018
    Bare-Knuckles and Heart: Eddie Farrell
    "That blood-stained canvas is a battleground for warriors, for those who allow their souls to be tested by the fire of adversity and fear..."  -SJ.D As he prepares for one of the biggest challenges of his career to date, Eddie Farrell spoke with TFV this week about his journey in combat sports. This determined 28-year-old has a story that is nothing short of incredible, and we are honored to tell it. From bare-knuckle fighting in the far flung towns of Northern Thailand and Myanmar, to
  18. Darren 'Riddler' Reece
    01 May, 2018
    Darren 'Riddler' Reece
    This week on The Fight Vault we take a look at the inspiring journey of Perth-based Trainer, the Riddler himself; Darren Reece. To be offered a glimpse into the life of a man who has been very much a part of Australian Muay Thai for nearly three decades, is a privilege we don’t take lightly. In our interview with Darren we spoke about his journey in Muay Thai, how his passion led him to live and fight in Thailand for a number of years and of course, what it truly means to cultivate a lifestyle
  19. Chowraiooi Muay Thai: Singapore
    18 Apr, 2018
    Chowraiooi Muay Thai: Singapore
    This week on the Fight Vault, we’re offering a delightful platter of all things Muay Thai, so let us focus our attention on a humble, traditional Muay Thai gym that Fight Vault Writer Shanice, recently visited on her travels. For the Muay Thai fanatics out there, we're confident you'll feel right at home should you ever visit Chowraiooi Gym - so let us take you through the story behind this gem of a Singaporean gym. Singapore’s Little Thailand which is located within the Kallang area, hosts a
  20. The Power of Sak Yant with Ajahn Willie Heng
    15 Apr, 2018
    The Power of Sak Yant with Ajahn Willie Heng
    In a very special feature, Fight Vault writer Shanice Desilva delves into the artistry and tradition of Sak Yant, with Ajahn Willie Heng from Fo Guang Hang in Singapore. It has become a common occurence among Muay Thai Fighters to brave the rod and receive the traditional tattoo known as a Sak Yant, particularly within the past decade as Muay Thai continues to expand globally. So then, what exactly is so significant and special about a Sak Yant in comparison to normal tattoos by the gun, and
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