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Archive for the Journalism Category
I am posting the responses from principals as entries in their own right, in order that they are easily viewed and don’t disappear down the bottom of the article itself.
I tried to find a genuine bio to introduce Jenk in terms of achievements, but could only find this on a forum. Read more »
John Scida is the worst trainer I have ever come into contact with. Read more »
I am turning my back on the UFC. And it’s George Saint-Pierre’s fault. Read more »
Blitz Magazine, December 2012
The day I talked to Peter, he was managing multiple tasks and unsure I’d be able to get any sense out of him.
“I’ve just come from ten rounds of sparring!” Read more »
Mark Castagnini is one of the key players in Australian Thai boxing. Beginning his career as a fighter, he went through traditional martial arts before taking up Thai boxing almost by accident and discovering that it bought him to the ultimate test of his training. From there, he has been involved with developing and disseminating the sport at every level, editing International Kickboxer Magazine, working as a commentator alongside Michael Schiavello on Foxsports, promoting events and running his own martial arts academy, Hammer’s Gym. Mark spends a little time telling us about his passion for the sport, what its Australian roots are and the directions the branches are moving in. Read more »
International Kickboxer Magazine, Nov/Dec 2012
Buakaw, known to his parents as Sombat Banchamek, is arguably one of the greatest fighters of the modern era. Over a career which spans a staggering 238 fights, he has established his career with a style and a slew of performances which have thrilled millions. Now, in the ultimate triumph of business over sport, it appears his career has been stolen from him – and us – in a legal quagmire. On the back of sixteen straight wins, he has been forced into retirement. JARROD BOYLE looks back over the reign of a great champion and wonders where to from here. Read more »
Michael ‘Tomahawk Thompson has had 41 fights in the brief period he has been Thai boxing. This is all the more remarkable when you take in to account he is only 22 years old. He tells the story of a remarkable career-in-the-making to JARROD BOYLE. Read more »
Like it or loathe it, Wayne Parr’s new promotional venture, Caged Muay Thai, is here to stay. Some of the other featured fighters give us their two cents’ worth on the experience. Read more »
International Kickboxer Magazine, Sept/Oct 2012
‘John’ Wayne Parr has reached retirement. His last fight – his 114th – was his last, and has him more excited than ever. Read more »