welcome to extreme strikers
Hey there, I’m Tom Garland. Thank you for checking out my site. It really means a lot to me. I’m a professional fighter, I fought under many different rules and sports: Kickboxing, K1, Muay Thai and even Boxing.
Recently I started training hard to get into the cage for my first match under MMA rules.
But if I have to be honest, my favorite fighting style will always be Muay Thai. That’s where I started, building my body and mind while throwing kicks and knees.
At the start of my career I was pretty much a pure kicker. Strong hard kicks, no guard, no punch combinations, total lack of balance and distance perception. I used to throw punches with my upper body leaning back because that was the best stance to throw kicks, but that was in the beginning, years ago…
Over the years I pushed myself to train hard every day, I learned from my mistakes and the few matches I lost. I kept showing up at the gym, even when my only thoughts were: “It’s useless, just give up already!”.
Was it all my merit?! Not entirely. A great teacher and awesome friends in the gym with the same goal as mine kept me going when my will couldn’t.
And that brings me to the reason of this site. I want to give back what I received to whoever is ready to start this personal journey into combat sports. In total humbleness, I want to share my experience, knowledge, tips and tricks that I gathered in all these years.