MTG 093: Keys To Coaching, Running a Gym and More with Chris Clodfelter

Muay Thai Guy Podcast – Episode 93

11921893_1059602270718681_6851084988050602673_nMaking the move from professional fighter to coach was a natural part of Chris Clodfelter’s progression as a Nak Muay. After fighting both Muay Thai and MMA (and making an appearance on The Ultimate Fighter) Chris has settled into his role as a coach and gym owner at Eight Points Muay Thai in North Carolina.

The passion and enthusiasm that Chris has for the sport is hard to match, so having a chat with him on the podcast about his career was a ton of fun since we covered a whole range of topics including:

  • What his journey was like as a martial artist and how he eventually found Muay Thai.
  • Why he believes Muay Thai is such a powerful tool for helping people change their lives for the better.
  • His fight career and how he transitioned from fighter to coach rather seamlessly.
  • Why he opened up his gym Eight Points Muay Thai and how it’s evolved since the beginning.
  • What he looks for in fighters and how he knows when someone is ready to step into the ring.
  • The keys to making his gym a positive, family-like atmosphere where people love to train.
  • Why being “just a coach” isn’t enough – you also have to be a friend, counselor and trainer.
  • How he’s able to balance training, family and running gym gym.
  • Why he believes teaching Muay Thai to others his calling from God.
  • What it means to be certified through the USMTA and The World Professional Muay Thai Federation in Bangkok.
  • The most important qualities as a coach to have.
  • And much, much more!

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  1. Great insight into what coaching is truly about. That entire podcast made me repeat “Agree” after almost everything said. Great job as always Sean and great to “get to know” Coach Chris. All together one of my favorite podcasts!!!!!

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