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Benny Blanco

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OK, so for those not familiar with my story, basically I wanted to take up Boxing full time about 7 years ago roughly but had a freak accident in the gym not long after and fractured my spine, I was partially paralysed down my left arm for about 2 years so I thought fuck it, I'll take up Thai Boxing, my knees elbows and shins still work right?

I've stuck at the Thai Boxing for about 5-6 years and had a few what Boxing fans would call "smokers" basically gym fights.

Anyway, Last October the neck injuries were getting really severe again and I was ready to pack in. I did barely anything between Oct-Dec last year then from January up until about April this year I did fuck all, I put on about 15kg and thought this ain't for me.

Anyway, I went back to the gym (the regular gym) and my shoulder and neck actually felt OK. So for the past 2 weeks I've been Boxing and just started Thai Boxing again tonight.

Basically, I'm about 10kg overweight and rusty as fuck. But who gives a bollocks right? It's only a few daft vids

Give me 6-10 weeks, led me shed 10 kilo and I'll look like a different man. I'm about 18 stone at the minute would like to be about 15.

Boxing enthusiasts - This is essentially a new sport to me, I've always been a thai fighter. So I know there's loads of mistakes I make. (particularly with footwork).

Muay Thai enthusiasts - Yes I know my kicks are a bit rusty, I need to get up on that opposite leg more and generate more torque. As mentioned I'm just heavy at the minute and rusty.

 
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Hey mate, literally just got back into the house to see this. For a man who was temporarily paralysed I think you look great!

I can somewhat relate too as I am defo a fair bit overweight vs. how my technique is, even though I am younger. Can't say I notice anything that your coach wouldn't notice! But very interesting to see. Lad I train with was taking videos last week so if he still has them saved I will see if I can post anything myself at some stage..
 

Benny Blanco

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Hey mate, literally just got back into the house to see this. For a man who was temporarily paralysed I think you look great!

I can somewhat relate too as I am defo a fair bit overweight vs. how my technique is, even though I am younger. Can't say I notice anything that your coach wouldn't notice! But very interesting to see. Lad I train with was taking videos last week so if he still has them saved I will see if I can post anything myself at some stage..
I was "only" paralysed in my left arm not my whole body mate I don't want to give myself unwarranted credit.

Yeah, putting on weight is a bastard but great fun at the same time, I got right settled down after New years living the DVD take aways life, it all came to a head when the same bloke delivered to our house 4 times in one weekend. I said "This has to stop".

When I wake up on a morning I'm about 17 2-4 and my ideal weight is about 15 so it isn't too much to lose really, at 15 I feel sharp fast and powerful whereas tonight I felt a bit sluggish but bollocks to it anyway.

6-8 weeks I'll be back in business and I'll post some more videos, the kicking will dramatically improve as the weight comes off.
 
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Trail

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OK, so for those not familiar with my story, basically I wanted to take up Boxing full time about 7 years ago roughly but had a freak accident in the gym not long after and fractured my spine, I was partially paralysed down my left arm for about 2 years so I thought fuck it, I'll take up Thai Boxing, my knees elbows and shins still work right?

I've stuck at the Thai Boxing for about 5-6 years and had a few what Boxing fans would call "smokers" basically gym fights.

Anyway, Last October the neck injuries were getting really severe again and I was ready to pack in. I did barely anything between Oct-Dec last year then from January up until about April this year I did fuck all, I put on about 15kg and thought this ain't for me.

Anyway, I went back to the gym (the regular gym) and my shoulder and neck actually felt OK. So for the past 2 weeks I've been Boxing and just started Thai Boxing again tonight.

Basically, I'm about 10kg overweight and rusty as fuck. But who gives a bollocks right? It's only a few daft vids

Give me 6-10 weeks, led me shed 10 kilo and I'll look like a different man. I'm about 18 stone at the minute would like to be about 15.

Boxing enthusiasts - This is essentially a new sport to me, I've always been a thai fighter. So I know there's loads of mistakes I make. (particularly with footwork).

Muay Thai enthusiasts - Yes I know my kicks are a bit rusty, I need to get up on that opposite leg more and generate more torque. As mentioned I'm just heavy at the minute and rusty.

Only looked at the boxing video as Thai isn't my thing.

If you've never done boxing before you never realise how hard it is. You will make mistakes, you will keep dropping your fists, and your footwork will be shit...but it just comes, it clicks into place, becomes easier and you progress.

Keep up the good work. I wish you well.
 

SamO408

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Good lord, I’d hate to be on the other end of those punches and kicks
You look like you have a shit load of power
Love the vids my brotha, thank you for tagging me. Post more! I’d like to see the progress :good
 
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Benny Blanco

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Only looked at the boxing video as Thai isn't my thing.

If you've never done boxing before you never realise how hard it is. You will make mistakes, you will keep dropping your fists, and your footwork will be shit...but it just comes, it clicks into place, becomes easier and you progress.

Keep up the good work. I wish you well.
Well I’ve always practiced punching through the Thai boxing it’s just the footwork that’s the biggest adjustment

Thai boxing you walk forward ready to block low kicks boxing you need to be fleet of foot it’s yin and yang so takes some getting used too
 
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OK, so for those not familiar with my story, basically I wanted to take up Boxing full time about 7 years ago roughly but had a freak accident in the gym not long after and fractured my spine, I was partially paralysed down my left arm for about 2 years so I thought fuck it, I'll take up Thai Boxing, my knees elbows and shins still work right?

I've stuck at the Thai Boxing for about 5-6 years and had a few what Boxing fans would call "smokers" basically gym fights.

Anyway, Last October the neck injuries were getting really severe again and I was ready to pack in. I did barely anything between Oct-Dec last year then from January up until about April this year I did fuck all, I put on about 15kg and thought this ain't for me.

Anyway, I went back to the gym (the regular gym) and my shoulder and neck actually felt OK. So for the past 2 weeks I've been Boxing and just started Thai Boxing again tonight.

Basically, I'm about 10kg overweight and rusty as fuck. But who gives a bollocks right? It's only a few daft vids

Give me 6-10 weeks, led me shed 10 kilo and I'll look like a different man. I'm about 18 stone at the minute would like to be about 15.

Boxing enthusiasts - This is essentially a new sport to me, I've always been a thai fighter. So I know there's loads of mistakes I make. (particularly with footwork).

Muay Thai enthusiasts - Yes I know my kicks are a bit rusty, I need to get up on that opposite leg more and generate more torque. As mentioned I'm just heavy at the minute and rusty.

Great stuff lad. Weight will be down in no time. Fell off the wagon myself the last two months. Had a couple of holidays and just generally couldnt be arsed for a bit. I have enjoyed letting myself go tbh ha. Gotta enjoy life havent you but at the same time you cant beat the buzz of feeling fit, strong and healthy. Just gotta get the right balance.





Keep it up :bbb
 
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Benny Blanco

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Great stuff lad. Weight will be down in no time. Fell off the wagon myself the last two months. Had a couple of holidays and just generally couldnt be arsed for a bit. I have enjoyed letting myself go tbh ha. Gotta enjoy life havent you but at the same time you cant beat the buzz of feeling fit, strong and healthy. Just gotta get the right balance.





Keep it up :bbb
Aye you’re dead right mate. Got to live life at the same time haven’t you. Me and the Mrs are going away for two days tomorrow so be plenty of eating and boozing but I’m gonna train tonight and tomorrow morning to make up for it then back on the wagon Tuesday
 

Trail

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Well I’ve always practiced punching through the Thai boxing it’s just the footwork that’s the biggest adjustment

Thai boxing you walk forward ready to block low kicks boxing you need to be fleet of foot it’s yin and yang so takes some getting used too
Thing with footwork in boxing (when you first start) is it's so against nature, well it was for me. When you walk normally you walk how you naturally always have done. In boxing it's all different, making the change was all hard work for me. Toe-heel line,, step-drag, feet moving forward, left, back, right, feet remaining the same distance apart. It was like teaching myself how to walk again.
 
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