MEET THE SSMT COMMUNITY - MATT
MATT BECAME HOOKED ON MUAY THAI - 13 FIGHTS LATER HE HAS NEVER LOOKED BACK!
Q: When and why did you start Muay Thai training?
A: I was 18 years old and recently earnt my black belt in Taekwondo around the time UFC was starting to get big which I took a huge interest in. I remember sparring with mates in backyards that trained in different styles like MMA, boxing etc and felt the urge to learn something more raw and full contact. One of my mates took me to a Knees of fury show and I was instantly hooked on Muay Thai, I did some research and decided I wanted to train at Southside Muay Thai, the rest is history.
Q: Do you remember what is like when you just starting out Muay Thai training?
A: I remember feeling out of depth, it was very hard to change my style after training in another for so long.
Q: Describe the Coaches and your training partners that help your along the way?
A: My coaches and training partners at Southside Muay Thai all bring different skills and knowledge to the team which makes every session a new lesson learnt.
Q: What else are you good at apart from Muay Thai?
A: I like to consider myself good at my job as a sparky. I enjoy fishing and hunting too.
Q: What is your greatest travel adventure so far?
A: Europe - I traveled around for 2 months with my 2 best mates.
Q: What motto do you live by every day?
A: Never give up. I think that’s relevant to all aspects of life.