Archive for May, 2014

Hagiography

Posted in Ben Edwards, Journalism, Kickboxing, Observation, Peter Graham, 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

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I logged a post about Ben Edwards previously to this one. 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

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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

Heavy Sparring: Yes or No?

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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“Well, if you look at my training, if you see my helmet, it is like two inches thick… I got a big nose bar. And… I don’t take head shots. The reason why is that you don’t get paid in the gym – you get training in the gym. I want to save them for in the Octagon, and I think that’s what helps me a lot. 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

Jeff Hanneman: RIP

Posted in Obituary, Real Men, Slayer with tags , on May 2, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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One year on today.

Still Reigning.

Ben Edwards: Glory 16

Posted in Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Ben faces off against Errol Zimmerman on Saturday, May 3 at Glory 16 in Denver, USA. His last showing was an impressive third round knockout against Belgian juggernaut, Jamal Ben Saddik. He gives us the lowdown on the lead-up to Glory 16. Continue reading

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