Archive for Michael Schiavello

Mark ‘The Hammer’ Castagnini

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

Castagnini commentary

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. Continue reading

Lance Armstrong

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cycling/uci-agrees-to-strip-armstrong-of-titles-20121022-281uc.html

I feel great sympathy for Lance Armstrong today. Continue reading

'Catching Cannonballs!' Aussie jumps into Dutch Training Cauldron

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle
 
 
 

Me and Chalid 'Die Faust' Arrab, shortly after he almost punched my head off.

International Kickboxer Magazine, Volume 16, Number 2

March 2008 

Melbourne Heavyweight Jarrod Boyle jumped on a plane at the end of February and headed to Breda, Holland for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – to train at the Golden Glory Gym of K1 stars Semmy Schilt, Stefan Leko and Chalid ‘Die Faust’ Arrab under the auspices of legendary trainers Cor Hemmers and Ramon Dekkers. Here he talks to MICHAEL SCHIAVELLO about life in the cauldron of one of the world’s most successful and toughest gyms. Continue reading

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