Ronda Rousey: The Movie

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

“Women have soap operas; men have wrestling.”

–  Ringside wrestling fan quoted in the documentary, ‘Beyond the Mat.’ Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on October 6, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle



“Hello, mate,” said Pat, “I’m from New Breed Security. They’ve sent me down to work tonight?” Cro-mag #1 returned the handshake but didn’t have much to say. Both doormen wore black slacks and tight Bonds t-shirts that hugged every bloated distention of their body-builder physiques. Their arms hung away from their torsos, as if they were holding cantaloupes in their armpits.   Continue reading

Ben Edwards – Glory 24

Posted in Ben Edwards, Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

I thought you’d given kickboxing away and gone to boxing?

I did – and I was going to have a break from everything! I was just burnt out from eleven years of constantly having a fight coming up. We got an offer from Glory – which we respectfully declined – and they countered with a generous pay increase and a two fight contract (outside of tournament) for that money and, with the US dollar falling my pay is increasing by the day… so we just said, ‘Give us a date and we will be there’. Continue reading

Theme Parks and Ostacle Courses – a Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on September 29, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle



Pat bounced a ball on the line. It came up again, but not like a yo-yo, the way Wally’s had. This was unsettling, so he clutched it in his fist, threw it up and hit it gingerly. It lobbed over the net and landed just outside of the service box. Continue reading

Sam Ballantyne: Western Australian WBC Champion

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle


So, what’s been going on since we spoke last ?

Since the last interview, I’ve had 2 fights. The first was in Bangkok at the IFMA 2015 Royal World Cup. I drew a Russian, Nadir Ishakov. A very lanky southpaw – your typical nightmare fight. He was about a foot taller; it was horrible! Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on September 20, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle



“You want to serve?” asked Wally, circling his end of the court.

“I’d much rather see you try it,” said Pat, smug. Continue reading

When Will the Mainstream Media Approach Combat Sports from the Head, Rather Than the Ass?

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle


I am currently traveling in Europe, and news reached me that Australia has had a sudden change of prime ministers. Eager to share in the good news, I googled The Age Newspaper Online.

In addition to reports on the change of leadership, I discovered there was an article about the press conference for UFC 193, due to be held in Melbourne on November 15. Continue reading


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