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Episode 31: Don "The Soldier's Son" Walton

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Episode 31

Don "The Soldier's Son" Walton

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Don "The Soldier's Son" Walton, a former pro MMA fighter turned fight coach! The road to "fighting for a living" was a difficult one to travel, but Don never gave up and made his dream come true! Listen now to hear his incredible success story!

00:59 - Don Walton, a Man of Many Talents

01:54 - A Modern Day Master

02:44 - The Black-Belt Expectation

04:06 - The Path of the Warrior: How Don Found His Way

07:02 - Nothing to Fear in the Ring!

09:10 - What’s the Point of Point-Fighting?

10:17 - March, 2014… The Turning Point

12:09 - The First Fight

15:47 - A Bloodsport

17:36 - The Limitations of New York

20:38 - What is Muay Thai?

21:47 - A King’s Welcome

23:30 - Van Life

26:15 - Five Years in the Dojo: Turning Pro

30:38 - From Sport to Entertainment: Promoting Yourself

32:26 - The COVID Crash: It’s Time to Come Home

34:25 - Fighting in a Mask

35:54 - Round Two: Back to Pro

39:14 - Femur-Breaker: Shins of Steel

40:40 - The Current Line-Up: Don the Coach

44:30 - The Olympic Muay Thai Team

46:56 - Pro Fighting Aspirations… Anything’s Possible, But It’s Not for Everyone!

48:15 - How to Get in Touch:

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  • Host

    Mike Nelson

  • Guest

    Don "The Soldier's Son" Walton

  • Runtime

    49 min, 53 sec

  • Air Date

    June 12th, 2023