Giant Thinkers Podcast

John Wayne Parr, 10-time World Muay Thai Champion on having a winners mindset

January 25, 2019

G’day Giants, welcome to episode #66! Our guest today is a 10-time World Muay Thai Champion. He’s also a former Australian middleweight boxing champion, professional Kickboxer and Owner of Boonchu gym located in the Gold Coast, Queensland. He was the runner up on The Contender Asia, and the first Australian to fight at the Thai King’s birthday.


For extra context, he started Taekwondo at the age of 11 before moving onto Muay Thai at the age of 13. He’s grown a career from this passion, travels the world competing in professional matches, and all while running his Gym. . Now aged 42, “the passion has never worn off” – and he still fights professionally today.

His mindset is to “concentrate on your own strength, not your opponent’s strength” . Having fought in front of 100,000 spectators, received 335 stitches to his face to date and fought in 145 career fights – this man’s drive is intoxicating . We learn how much of his outer strength comes from inner strength.


Some of the topics we spoke about include:

  • What he believes is the Winner’s Mindset
  • The importance of creativity in competition fighting
  • How to stay focused in a high-pressured environment
  • And his secret to his longevity of being an athlete.


So if you’re chasing your dreams, need a reminder of what’s at stake, and want to grow your self belief, your discipline and your winners mindset – then this is for you.

Alrighty, let’s dive straight in.

I present to you … the always smiling, dedicated and humble … John Wayne Parr.



More on John can be found via the links below:

JPW’s Facebook Page

Twitter: @johnwayneparr

Instagram: @johnwayneparr

Boonchu Gym

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