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High on Fire

Posted in Music, Real Men with tags , , on July 18, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

The rumors are true…

 

 

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Doomsday Preparation and Reality-Based Self-Defence

Posted in Jokes, Journalism, Real Men, Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , , , , , on July 15, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle
Jarrah Loh being throttled by Royce Gracie

Jarrah Loh being throttled by Royce Gracie

“Doomsday preppers and people like that… they want someone to kidnap their kids so they can go kick some ass.”

-Jarrah Loh, editor of International Kickboxer and Fight! Magazine speaking on the subject of ‘extreme’ members of the martial arts community.

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RIP Tommy Ramone

Posted in Music, Obituary, Real Men with tags , , on July 13, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

The last original member of The Ramones has left this mortal coil.

See ya later, Tommy.

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/tommy-ramone-drummer-and-last-surviving-member-of-the-ramones-dies/story-e6frfn09-1226986691046

Kafka’s Mouse and Bukowski’s Bluebird

Posted in Fiction, Observation, Reading, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

Book maze

I read Kafka’s The Trial earlier in the year, and it was a boring read that paid off in a big way by the end. Continue reading

Autobiography of a Loser

Posted in Observation, Reading, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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A lot of people think Charles Bukowski’s Ham on Rye is his best novel. Continue reading

Tear Jerker: Mardi Gras Closing Night, 2014

Posted in Real Men, Statement of intention with tags , , on June 15, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

Speechless.

Just speechless.

And yes, I did fucking cry. Alright?

Fighting Words

Posted in Kickboxing, Observation, Real Men, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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First published in Island Magazine, Issue 136.

There are two things I am driven to do: write and fight. Continue reading

Hagiography

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Observation, Real Men, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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“What a night. What can I say? Badr Hari is an animal. I was just too banged up to keep going. To my loving wife Silvia, my now-two little girls; you keep me strong.
“To my friends who have always been there for me, thank-you as you are all awesome. To my students at IMC Prospect: train hard and always do your best. Last, but not least, my fans; from the Kyokushin and Kempo karate people and the BJJ, MMA, Boxing And kickboxing fans who follow me and even the ones who do not or cannot, thank-you from the bottom of my heart.

“You are all part of who I am.”

Post-fight dedication from Peter Graham, taken from facebook, 30/05/14

I logged a post about Ben Edwards previously to this. I was assigned to interview him for the most recent International Kickboxer Magazine and, towards the end of our conversation, he came out with something profound. Continue reading

Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go

Posted in Kickboxing, Observation, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , on May 30, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle
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Ben Edwards with his trainer jamie McCuaig, behind the scenes at Glory 16.

“Why do I fight? I had a great childhood; I’m not an angry person, but I love fighting. Maybe it’s genetic. As a kid, I had big self-esteem problems, connected to my weight. Sure, that’s part of it. But there’s more to it than that. Continue reading

A Bad Case of the Holden Caulfields

Posted in Reading, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Anyone who likes to read must have read Catcher in the Rye – and loved it. Continue reading

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