Gary Thompson

  • 5 reasons to go to the Home Show

    5 Reasons to go to the Home Show

    After an amazing night of Muay Thai and K1 action at the Duel Grand Prix a couple of weeks ago, north east fight fans have just a matter of 6 days to wait until we are treated to another night of top Muay Thai and K1 action with the...
  • Duel Grand Prix

    Duel Grand Prix takes the roof off the Walker Dome

    On Saturday night, the Duel Grand Prix brought the very best in K1 and Muay Thai from around the UK and Europe right here to the North East. It was anticipated to be one of the biggest K1 and Muay Thai shows of the year in the UK and...
  • Reasons to go to Duel Grand Prix this weekend

    5 Reasons To Go To Duel Grand Prix This Weekend

    We’re only one month into 2017, but we’re only 6 nights away from what promises to be one of the biggest K1 and Muay Thai shows of the year. If you haven’t already bought your ticket, we’ve came up with 5 reasons why you really should be at the...
  • Hidden Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    The Hidden Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    Brazilian jiu jitsu is more than just a sport. It’s more than a martial art. It’s a way to change your life. You hear a lot of people talk about the jiu jitsu lifestyle, but what does that mean? Does it mean you train all day? Does it mean...
  • Gago Drago K1 Seminar at Contender Fight Academy

    Gago Drago K-1 Seminar at Contender Fight Academy

    If you’re a K-1 fan, Gago Drago will need no introduction. The Armenian-Dutch is renowned for his unpredictable kicking techniques and highly aggressive fighting style. Having brought legends such as Melvin Manhoef and Ernesto Hoost to the north east, Garry Bell of Contender Promotions is now asking north east...
  • North East Fight Events - Jamie Bates

    North East a Great Place to be for Fight Fans

    With promoters all over the region putting on bigger and better shows each year, the North East is really solidifying itself as a place that is not only producing talented competitors, but is a great place to be for fight fans too. Over the next few months alone, we...
  • Ross Laidlaw Injured, out of Duel Grand Prix

    Ross Laidlaw out of Duel Grand Prix with Knee Injury

    It emerged late last night that Ross Laidlaw, of Millennium Martial Arts, has had to withdraw from his bout with Jevon Atkinson (Wolf Thai) at the Duel Grand Prix next weekend after injuring his knee in training on Tuesday evening....
  • Training Martial Arts; Leave Your Ego at the Door

    Training Martial Arts; Leave Your Ego at the Door

    Most people who have been training martial arts for any length of time have probably heard the phrase, “Leave your ego at the door.” It is usually associated with the Gracie family, who are credited with bringing BJJ to popular awareness through the Ultimate Fighting Championship. “Leave your ego...
  • Mark Amos replaces Matty Maguire in Four-Man Tournament

    Mark Amos replaces Matty Maguire in Four-Man Tournament at Battle of the North 2

    It was announced yesterday that Phoenix Thai’s Matty Maguire had withdrawn from the scheduled four-man tournament at Victory Promotions’ Battle of the North 2 in April due to personal reasons affecting his commitment to train. With the tournament losing such a big name, there were a number of names...