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Tyler Kerr To Do Muay Thai Training In Thailand – Bernews

[Written by Stephen Wright]

Tyler Kerr will spend the next several months in Thailand pursuing his Muay Thai ambitions, training at respected gyms, fighting on local shows, and immersing himself in the culture.

The Bermudian said it has long been his dream to “eat, sleep, and breathe” the “art of the eight limbs” in the county of its origin.

After being placed on gardening leave following RenaissanceRe’s acquisition of Validus Re, the underwriter believes he may never have a better opportunity.

Kerr, who discovered Muay Thai while scouring the internet for a new hobby more than four years ago and trains at Fight City Muay Thai and Fitness, told Bernews: “I have this unique opportunity where I can disappear for several months because of my work situation, and I’m at a stage where I don’t have too many responsibilities.

“The goal is to live the lifestyle [of a professional fighter], have a bunch of fights, and develop my skillset and knowledge of the sport massively.”

The 28-year-old will initially spend a month training at the renowned FA Group gym in Bangkok, preparing for the Amazing Muay Thai Festival, which runs from February 2 to 5 at the Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in the capital.

He won the silver medal in the Super Lightweight Elite Class at the previous festival in Hua Hin last year.

“I should fight on a local show in a few weeks to warm up for the festival,” Kerr said. “The level of competition was high last year, but it’s increased drastically.

“I’ll be alone, but our gym [Fight City] is well-respected and connected, so I know coaches from the US and Canada who can corner me.

“It will also be an amazing experience for me to fight at the Lumpinee Stadium – it’s a special venue.”

Kerr will also visit Vietnam to train alongside Ybon Dang, his opponent in the final at the Amazing Muay Thai Festival last year, before returning to Thailand to hone his skills at the Powerhouse Phuket gym, training under Paul Banasiak, a former top professional fighter, and the Spirit of Siam gym in Chiang Mai.

Then he will head straight from Thailand to Des Moines, Iowa, for the TBA Muay Thai Expo World Championships in June, where he hopes to storm to victory in the Featherweight A Class, having won the B Class last year.

He expects to be a far more battled-hardened fighter in six months and is excited to fully dedicate himself to his sport without the distractions of working full-time.

“Working around a full-time job could be quite challenging, and you must make sacrifices,” Kerr said.

“It’s hard to train properly, have proper sleep, and have a social life. Usually, your social life takes a backseat.

“It’s going to be intense. I’ll be up against guys often fighting because they have to [to survive].”

“The style is also a bit different, more traditional, and slightly more violent. The only equipment you have are gloves, a mouthguard, and a cup. Your elbows, knees, and chin are all out, so you’ll get more banged up.

“I’ve put a few thousand hours into this over the past few years. My coaches believe I’m ready for it.”

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Sumergido en el río de palabras y pasión, soy Miguel Romero, un Virtuoso de la Escritura Digital que transforma letras en melodías de conocimiento. Mi paso por la Universidad Pablo de Olavide sintonizó mi pluma con la sinfonía del aprendizaje. Como un maestro de las letras, mis escritos se deslizan desde las pistas atléticas hasta los encordados de los deportes de combate, desde las aulas de educación hasta los ecosistemas del medio ambiente y desde los senderos del turismo hasta las maravillas del viaje. Cada palabra es una nota que resuena con autenticidad, tejida con el hilo de la transparencia. Únete a mí en este viaje donde las páginas se convierten en escenarios de emoción, donde la velocidad de los deportes se fusiona con la pasión de la lucha, donde el saber florece en el entorno educativo y donde la naturaleza nos llama a explorar, empaparnos y preservar.

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