#61 MTR, Art of War, Kaitlyn Tucker
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by Fighting Talk NZ
1w ago
Takeaways The main event was a highly technical women's fight and the most enjoyable fight in a long time. Titus showed significant improvement since his last fight and is now ranked number 15 in the world. Counter fighting is difficult to execute effectively and win, but AJ demonstrated a strong counter game. The use of elbows and knees in fights adds excitement and intensity. The upcoming fight for Titus against a top Australian fighter will be interesting to see how his unique style matches up. New Zealand fighters tend to be more aggressive and on the front foot compared to traditional Th ..read more
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#61 Emilio Johnson - 2024 WKA Worlds
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by Fighting Talk NZ
1w ago
Summary Emilio Johnson, the WKA New Zealand President and head coach, discusses the WKF tournament and the multiple disciplines it offers. He shares stories of fighters who competed in multiple disciplines and highlights the success of Hayden Crawford, who won three gold medals. Emilio also mentions the upcoming Asia Pacific tournament in Bali and the growth of his gym. He expresses gratitude for the platform provided by Fighting Talk NZ and the support it offers to fighters and coaches. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Appreciation for the Platform 01:30 The WKA Worlds Tournament: Multiple ..read more
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#60 Lights Out & Muay Thai Royale
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by Fighting Talk NZ
3w ago
Chapters 00:00 Anticipation for the Upcoming Show 03:27 Analysis of Recent Fights 13:44 Promoting Mental Health Awareness 15:37 The Importance of a Clear Rule Set 24:08 Anticipation for Upcoming Fights 29:00 The Impact of Engagement on Social Media 32:55 The Fine Line Between Trash-Talking and Abuse 34:27 Dealing with Online Hate and Mental Health 43:46 The Importance of Creating Engaging Content 45:42 The Growth of the Sport and Passionate Fans 47:34 Fighting Talk NZ 2024 Intro.mp4 ..read more
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#58
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by Fighting Talk NZ
2M ago
Summary The conversation revolves around upcoming combat sports events in New Zealand, including the South Island Lee Gar show and the Sunday Session. The hosts discuss the fighters and matchups, highlighting the talent and potential of various fighters. They also mention the WBC rankings and the opportunities for Kiwi fighters to compete internationally. The conversation touches on the excitement surrounding the upcoming King in the Ring. Overall, the discussion showcases the thriving combat sports scene in New Zealand and the potential for Kiwi fighters to make a mark on the international st ..read more
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#57 Jake and Lori - Manawa Toa Muay Thai
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by Fighting Talk NZ
2M ago
Lori and Jake McCowatt have taken over the powerhouse gym Manawa Toa, a gym where Jake has grown as a fighter firmly cementing himself amongst the very top of the class. We discuss their show this weekend and Jakes next fight coming up on Lights Out where he will be fighting a 9 minute round Muay Thai rules ..read more
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#56 Zion Perry
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by Fighting Talk NZ
2M ago
Summary Zion Perry shares his journey in combat sports, starting with his first training session in high school and his initial interest in MMA. He talks about his experiences training in Australia and joining Lion Pit in New Zealand. Zion discusses his fights and his record of 10 wins and 2 losses in Muay Thai. He also mentions his job in a conservation organization and his goals for the future, including getting more fights and potentially trying MMA ..read more
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#54 Bonus Episode: A Female Perspective
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by Fighting Talk NZ
2M ago
Scott is joined by Katie Rose Mitchell, Miriam Tio Lenzen and Kaitlyn Tucker. The conversation revolves around the topic of body image and weight cutting in the context of female fighters. The speakers discuss their personal experiences and struggles with body image, the pressure to look a certain way, and the impact of social media on self-perception. They also touch on the importance of proper nutrition and the role of coaches in supporting fighters' physical and mental well-being. Takeaways Body image and weight cutting can be significant concerns for female fighters, leading to a toxic rel ..read more
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Episode 8: Rob Horrocks, Apex Breakdown & Training and Mindset
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by Fighting Talk NZ
3M ago
Rob Horrocks is the NZ King of Kickboxing and Muay Thai in the 64-68kg range. We have an in depth chat with him, we discuss Apex and two massive shows this weekend ..read more
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FTNZ Bonus Episode. Tony Killa Jaggard
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by Fighting Talk NZ
3M ago
Scott catches up with the weekends latest King In The Ring Champion, Middleweight Tony Killa Jaggard. Tony fights out of Art of Combat and is sponsored by Growtech, Worthington Towing and Transport and Motu Massage.  Check out our Insta bio for links to Tonys sponsors, past shows and upcoming events. @ftnzcompanion  Photo courtesy of King In The Ring.  ..read more
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Episode 2: KITR Recap & Canterbury Throwdown Preview
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by Fighting Talk NZ
3M ago
We breakdown King In The Ring, and discuss this Saturdays fight show, Canterbury Throwdown put on by South Island Lee Gar ..read more
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