Archive for September, 2015

Theme Parks and Ostacle Courses – a Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on September 29, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Pat bounced a ball on the line. It came up again, but not like a yo-yo, the way Wally’s had. This was unsettling, so he clutched it in his fist, threw it up and hit it gingerly. It lobbed over the net and landed just outside of the service box. Continue reading

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Sam Ballantyne: Western Australian WBC Champion

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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So, what’s been going on since we spoke last ?

Since the last interview, I’ve had 2 fights. The first was in Bangkok at the IFMA 2015 Royal World Cup. I drew a Russian, Nadir Ishakov. A very lanky southpaw – your typical nightmare fight. He was about a foot taller; it was horrible! Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on September 20, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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“You want to serve?” asked Wally, circling his end of the court.

“I’d much rather see you try it,” said Pat, smug. Continue reading

When Will the Mainstream Media Approach Combat Sports from the Head, Rather Than the Ass?

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 18, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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I am currently traveling in Europe, and news reached me that Australia has had a sudden change of prime ministers. Eager to share in the good news, I googled The Age Newspaper Online.

In addition to reports on the change of leadership, I discovered there was an article about the press conference for UFC 193, due to be held in Melbourne on November 15. Continue reading

Peter Graham – Professional Fighter

Posted in fighting, Journalism, Peter Graham with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Fight! Magazine, July 2015

Peter Graham has had more than one hundred fights – full-contact karate, kickboxing, boxing and mixed martial arts – and never broken a bone. Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on September 14, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Pat stood in the door of the pub, leaning against the jamb of the open door. Midday poured down from a sun that stood directly overhead. Continue reading

Sam Ballantyne: Natural Born Fighter

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Martial Arts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

Photo courtesy of Brock Doe Fight Photography. https://www.facebook.com/BrockDoeFP?fref=photo

International Kickboxer Magazine, May/June 2015

Sam Ballantyne was born in Slough, England in 1989 and made the move to Australia two years later. He, his mother and brother settled in Bunbury in Western Australia and it wasn’t long before he found his calling. Continue reading

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