Archive for Ramon Dekkers

Semmy Schilt: Going to the Mountain

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 5, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, May/June 2013

Semmy Schilt is one of the most dominant champions in the history of fightsports. Standing at two-meters-twelve-centimeters and weighing somewhere in the vicinity of one-hundred-and-thirty kilos, he towers over not only his opponents, but also, the history of the sport itself. JARROD BOYLE goes to the mountain and comes back with the news. Continue reading

The Real Reason Victorian Kickboxing and Muay Thai is in the Gutter Pt. II

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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14-12-2007, 11:42 PM

quote: Originally posted by Pornstar

“These two heavyweights from Ultimate in Melbourne have been developing into a force of their own. Andre was reportedly offered ‘C’ grade K1 fights. Jarrod has by far the technical superiority and is a big boy too!
So what is in store for these two – when are they gonna fight a name and step up???”

quote: Originally posted by Perrycale

“Both boys are 95+ range, I think Jarrod does mod. Muay Thai, K1 and/or KB, while Andre Meunier does KB I think.
Andre is 8 F 6W-0d-2l  I THINK- east coast & A1 heavyweight champ
Jarrod is 5 fights 4w-1d-0l , Victorian champ”


quote: Originally posted by Humble
“13 fights combined and 3 titles between the two? hmmm… I must be doing something wrong.”

quote: Originally posted by Kano
You don’t live in Vic Humble…:D:D

http://www.kickboxermag.com.au/forum/archive/index.php/t-7092.html 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

R.I.P Ramon Dekkers

Posted in Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , on February 28, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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Ramon Dekkers is one of the greats of Muay Thai; probably the greatest Westerner to ever don the Mongkon. He had two hundred fights for one hundred and seventy-five wins, which would probably have been an even greater number had he not taken so many fights back-to-back with as little as a week in between.

Sadly, Dekkers died today, aged 43. He made a massive contribution to my fighting and training life; he and his father Cor Hemmers made my experience of living and training in the Netherlands fantastic.

The World’s Best Muay Thai

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, Jan/Feb 2013

Kickboxing, as a sport, as been evolving since the early eighties. Its roots in Muay Thai have remained constant, however; Muay Thai continues to exist despite fashion and rule changes and springs up like a hardy flower in the most unlikely of places, taking root amongst passionate practitioners and audiences alike. JARROD BOYLE takes you on a whirlwind tour of the best fighters defining and promoting the art worldwide. Continue reading

Marcel Dragan

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

L to R: Thom Harinck, Marcel, Raul Catinas, and some other dude I don’t recognise.

Marcel Dragan recalls the quotation from William Blake’s ‘Proverbs of Hell’; ‘He whose face gives no light shall never become a star.’ Marcel was the first, and probably the most influential, coach of one of the world’s most talented heavyweight kickboxers, Raul Catinas. This interview provides insight into Raul, as well as Cor Hemmers and Ramon Dekkers, in addition to the culture of Romania and why a hard sport like Muay Thai flourishes under such hard conditions. It’s also a portrait of one of the most unselfish, decent trainers I have met during my involvement with the sport.

Athough, he persists in calling me Jerry.  Continue reading

Benjey Zimmerman

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

When I trained at Golden Glory, the most famous fighter on-campus was Chalid ‘Die Faust’ Arrab. There were another four lesser-known guys who were just as awesome; Gokhan Saki, Alistair Overeem, Errol Zimmerman and his cousin, Benjey. The first three have gone on to become household names (in kickboxing households, at least).

For my money, Benjey is next. Continue reading

Anthony 'The Hitman' Vella

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Anthony ‘The Hitman’ Vella was one of the outstanding fighters of early Australian Muay Thai. He had twenty fights for nineteen wins; his only loss coming via injury while fighting Paul ‘The Hurricane’ Briggs for a super-middleweight world title. Before I met him, I walked past this picture every day on my way into the gym.  Continue reading

Parr Power

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

International Kickboxer, Vol.17, no.5

John Wayne and Angie Parr juggle the commitments of kids, family life and high-profile careers as two of the nations most respected and successful fighters. What qualities make for a great family life? Are they similar to the qualities that make a great fighter? JARROD BOYLE investigates 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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