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Pascal “The German” Schroth Interview – Life of a Fighter LOF Podcast: Episode 96

 

Q- when did you first start kickboxing? How did you start?

 ⁃ I started to train Muay Thai / Kickboxing in the age of 15 about. A
friend of my mom’s showed me the gym. I fall in love straight away
with the sport.

Q – what’s the difference between training in Germany and Thailand?

 ⁃ The training in Thailand is more authentic. The weather is 30*C and
you got to train with many different people with different styles, that
helps to improve your skill level and your fighting routine.

Q – how would you describe your style?

 ⁃ My style is called Dutch Muay Thai. My style is based on the best
elements from Muay Thai combined with the explosiveness from Dutch
Kickboxing.

Q – what do you prefer k1 rules or Thai rules?

 ⁃ If you would have asked me a couple of years ago I would say
Kickboxing. Now I am not sure. I like to fight doesn’t matter Muay
Thai or K1.

Q – what’s something young Fighters should know and what did you wish
you knew when you started?

 ⁃ I think that’s the mentality when it comes to the fight. Many
people get nervous and feel a lot of pressure. I was taught to have fun
during the fight, to enjoy the show. A fight doesn’t have anything to
do with something negative, I think that’s what everybody should know.

Q – what’s your biggest win in your career?

 ⁃ Winning the Kings Cup in December 2016 in memory of the late King
who has passed away. I am the first German who had ever won this
tournament and the third foreigner in history. It’s the biggest Muay
Thai tournament in Thailand.

Q – what’s your thoughts on sparring, how much to spar, sparring with
people that are better, at your level and worse? How often do you spar?

 ⁃ It depends on the intensity. You can spar light but still have a
proper learning effect. I sparr once a week with higher intensity.
Sometimes I sparr lightly during the week as well. I think in sparring
you can learn from everyone. Obviously it doesn’t make any sense for
Pro Fighter to spar with a total beginner who doesn’t know what to do.
If both fighters have a routine in sparring and know what they doing
than it’s fine for a good sparring.

Q – who designs your training schedule and routine?

 ⁃ Myself with my Team.

Q – who’s your favorite fighter?

 ⁃ When I was a kid I always looked up to Buakaw Banchamek. He
inspired me.

Q – who’s your dream matchup?

 ⁃ Everyone who’s higher ranked then me.

Q – who’s been your hardest fight?

 ⁃ Couple of years ago. It was a guy named Nick Morsink, he was a
student of Peter Aerts. It was a draw but I had lost 3 teeth.

Q – talk about your philosophy of how you have created a true Dutch thai
style of kickboxing? What does that mean to you?

 ⁃ After I have had broken my hand in 2013 I had to improve my style.
I came to Thailand 2015 and noticed straight away that there is a huge
different between Muay Thai and Kickboxing. So I took the best working
elements from Muay Thai combined with the explosive Kickboxing
combinations and created my own style which is now known as „Dutch
Muay Thai”.

 

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