Archive for the Muay Thai Category

The Heavy Bag is a Koan

Posted in Boxing, Fitness, Muay Thai with tags , , , , , , , on April 28, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

‘There must be rites,’ [the Fox said].

‘What’s a rite?’ asked the Little Prince.

‘It is a thing too often neglected…’

The Little Prince,

Antoine De Saint-Exupery


I have a young man coming to see me for boxing training. His older brother bought him a ten-session package for an eighteenth birthday present, because learning to ‘handle yourself’ is considered one of the quintessential rites of passage.

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‘Don’t You Cry!’ Training Fighting Women

Posted in 'John' Wayne Parr, Muay Thai, Women's fighting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle


FightLive Magazine, Sept/Oct 2016

“Don’t you cry; don’t you dare cry,’ I say. “And I’ll always reprimand her if she hits like a girl.” Continue reading

Chris Bradford

Posted in Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Muay Thai with tags , , , , , , on October 5, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle


Chris Bradford is headlining the fourth instalment of the Prestige Fight Series on October 15. He takes a turn around the Theme Park to talk injury, retirement and the ongoing thrill of the chase. Continue reading

‘John’ Wayne Parr versus Pavlos Kaponis

Posted in 'John' Wayne Parr, Muay Thai, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle



FightLive Magazine, June/July 2016

Pavlos Kaponis is ready, hungry and looking for blood.

“John Wayne Parr is famous not only in Australia, but also all around the world and this is respectful,” says Pavlos, starting out with a congenial foot forward. “In Greece, we know him very good from the fight that has given with Mike Zambidis. Especially from the last one that Zambidis lost by KO. However, these fights were K1 [rules].” Continue reading

Millad Farzad: Fighters Fight!

Posted in Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle


International Kickboxer Magazine, May/June 2016

“You have one career and one only – you have to go out there and make it happen. Fight hard and fight often, make a plan and stick to it! Continue reading

Legends of the Pit: Toby Smith and Roy Wills

Posted in Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Muay Thai, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle


International Kickboxer Magazine, May/June 2016

Roy Wills and Toby Smith have been the best of friends most of their lives. They met at kindergarten and have spent much of their time since hanging around, playing sport and going to school together.  Continue reading

Kurtis Staiti: In The Bloodline

Posted in Kickboxing, Muay Thai with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle


International Kickboxer Magazine, March/April 2016

Kurt Staiti has the advantage of coming from a close-knit family of Muay Thai addicts. His uncle is Mark Staiti, who was introduced to Peter Kent, head trainer of Matrix Muay Thai, by Chris Staiti, Kurt’s father. Continue reading

Haysem Abdallah

Posted in Kickboxing, Martial Arts, MMA, Muay Thai with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle


International Kickboxer Magazine, Jan/Feb 2016

[Fighting] comes down to you,” says Hasem Abdallah, undefeated protégé of Kelly Seif, fighting out of XFC Gym in Carrum Downs, Victoria.

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William Luu – Australian Muay Thai Photographer of the Year

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, MMA, Muay Thai with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle


Congratulations on your recent win, mate! Is this your first award of its kind?

Thanks Jarrod! I appreciate the support!  Continue reading

Lion Fight 25: Cosmo Alexandre

Posted in 'John' Wayne Parr, Kickboxing, Muay Thai with tags , , , , , , on December 19, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle


International Kickboxer Magazine, Nov/Dec 2015

How is your body holding up to the rigors of kickboxing? Continue reading

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