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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

Ben Edwards

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

1009738_10151522560038193_719684484_nBen Edwards and Hunter Sam are soon to go toe-to-toe on Friday, August 16. Continue reading

Thug Sport

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Observation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

Georges St-Pierre

I am turning my back on the UFC. And it’s George Saint-Pierre’s fault. Continue reading

Peter Graham

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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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!” Continue reading

Maseh Nuristani

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

International Kickboxer Magazine, July/August 2012

Maseh Nuristani is the most recent fighter to emerge from James Roesler’s ‘Ultimate’ Gym in Hopper’s Crossing, Victoria. He speaks to Jarrod Boyle about first fights, first wins, losses and all the things that make an up-and-comer aim for the sky. Continue reading

Demolition: Training with Alistair Overeem

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , on April 11, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

International Kickboxer Magazine, Vol.19, No.1

If there was one incident that made me wonder about people who make fighting their profession, it was the day I found myself in the shower with Alistair Overeem. Continue reading

Rolling Thunder: Peter Graham

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

This is the 11th hour knockout from when Peter Graham fought Badr Hari at the K1 WGP in New Zealand, 2006. I had originally provided a link to the entire fight, but the file has since expired, or disappeared, or whatever. Regardless, I was sitting ringside for this – one of the best fights I have ever seen.

International Kickboxer Magazine, Vol.18, No.2

“Each of us has his cowardice. Each of us is afraid to lose, afraid to die. But hanging back is the way to remain a coward for life. The Way to find courage is to seek it on the field of conflict.”
~Mas Oyama~

Peter Graham was big as a teenager, but not the biggest. He was also tall, but not the tallest. In fact, other than some experience playing Rugby League as a kid growing up on the North Shore of Sydney, he’d done very little in the way of athletics by the age of eighteen. There was no history of outstanding sporting performance to let anyone, much less the young Peter Graham, know exactly what was in store when he finally walked into the Kyokushin Karate dojo near his home.      Continue reading

Three Levels of the Front Kick

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

International Kickboxer Magazine, Vol.17, No.2

The front kick, or push kick is a unique weapon in the skilful kickboxer’s arsenal. It has a smaller contact area than the round kick, which allows as much of the shin as you decide to use. With a push kick, the sole of the foot, its most pronounced areas being the heel and the ball, will focus most or all of the impact. Continue reading

Working Off the Jab

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

Yusuke Fujimoto at the business end of bad news:

International Kickboxer Magazine, Vol.17, No.4

Sam Greco says that the jab is a fighter’s yardstick; if you can reach your opponent with your jab, then you are at effective range for all other weapons. A good, solid jab is the foundation of kickboxing technique. It is important to make a distinction at this early point, however; a kickboxer isn’t the same animal as a Thai boxer. For a kickboxer, the jab is a close-range weapon. For a Thai boxer, the jab is a middle-range weapon. Continue reading

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