Archive for September, 2010

Next Generation Megamass Forte

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , on September 23, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

 

Charles Poliquin, legendary strength coach, wrote one of my favourite articles on training, entitled, “The Super-Accumulation Program: Overtrain, Rest and Grow!” Poliquin believes that by brutally overtraining, until your numbers actually go 20% to 40% in reverse, you can achieve spectacular gains after full recovery. I personally had the experience of being trained into the ground in The Netherlands; before that, I would have thought training that way was just crazy.

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Intolerable Material Part 1

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , on September 17, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

The Killer Inside Me [DVD]

I went and saw the film The Killer Inside Me’ during the week. It had received a very good review in The Age and, being one of those people who struggles to make up his own mind, I took that as a good enough reason to go see the film. I think I was also curious about the fact that it was an ‘old’ novel; set in the USA of the nineteen-fifties. It’s not often you a see a period-piece of this nature.  Continue reading

Kurt Finlayson: Winning From the Inside Out

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

For every fighter who ever sets foot in the ring, world champion is the fairest hope. Few can imagine that when the opportunity arrives, it will be granted in front of a home-town crowd. Kurt Finlayson takes Jarrod Boyle for a walk back along the long, hard road to a championship. Continue reading

Mick Siebert: Territory Tough

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , on September 17, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

International Kickboxer Magazine, Vol.18, No.3

Mick Siebert, the man who put Muay Thai on the map in Darwin, talks with JARROD BOYLE about a career which has been anything but ordinary. Continue reading

Steve Moxon: Onward and Upward

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , on September 17, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

International Kickboxer Magazine, Vol.18, No.3

Steve ‘Stone Cold’ Moxon has cleared a lot of hurdles in his 4 years of training. He is now standing on the brink of international success. He tells Jarrod Boyle about his run along the road to the top. Continue reading

Cody Brooks: Rising Star!

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , on September 15, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

In the space of just 11 fights, Cody Brooks has begun to stamp his authority on the Australian Cruiserweight scene. Jarrod Boyle from IK caught up with him to try and keep pace with the growth of his reputation. Continue reading

Southern Secret: Myles Simpson

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

International Kickboxer Magazine, Vol.18, No.2

After another impressive showing at Knees of Fury 28, Myles Simpson seems to be finally getting himself a bit of recognition outside his home state. Jarrod Boyle finds out a bit more about the South Australian up-and-comer. Continue reading

Rolling Thunder: Peter Graham

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

The 11th hour knockout delivered when Peter Graham fought Badr Hari at the K1 WGP in New Zealand, 2006.

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

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Posted in Reading with tags on September 12, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

I finished reading My Sister’s Keeper this evening, and am now lounging about my apartment in Surfer’s Paradise, feeling a little hollow. This is because it was a VERY GOOD BOOK. It is not the sort of thing I would pick up of my own accord necessarily, but reading habits are often informed by the people we know. A lot of the time, if one of my friends enjoys something, that is enough to make me curious about it. If I like a person, then that book will no doubt have resonances of that person in it. Continue reading

2009 K1 Grand Prix Final

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing on September 12, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

International Kickboxer, Vol.18, No.1

If the press conference was anything to go by, the event itself was going to be a blockbuster: the atmosphere was thick with feuds, rivalries, interlopers, predictions and challenges. The conference room of the ANA Intercontinental Hotel in Ginza, Tokyo, contained every GP champion since the sport’s inception, save Mark Hunt. Ernesto Hoost cut a familiar figure, now trainer for the much-hyped-but-yet-to-deliver-in-K1 Tyrone Spong. Branko Cicatic, the winner of the first K1 GP was also present, attending as trainer and consultant to Peter Aerts.  Continue reading

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