Archive for the Real Men Category

The Greatest Kung Fu Story Never Told: The Gold Lamborgini, The Purple Suit and a World-Class Moustache

Posted in Martial Arts, Real Men, Ridiculous curiosity, True Crime with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 27, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Martial Arts Magazine, Vol.30, No. 5, June/July 2016

“I just don’t see the interest in wading through someone else’s dirt,” says Gawain Sue, principal of the Ging Mo Kung Fu School in Perth and heir to Malcolm Sue, one of the most infamous figures in Australian martial arts. 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

 

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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

Omari Kimweri: Fighting Fugitive

Posted in Boxing, fighting, Journalism, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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“Life is easier when I’m boxing,” says Omari Kimweri, once Tanzanian, now Australian flyweight boxer currently in-line for the WBC silver title. This is a remarkable statement, especially when you consider it in the light of what he’s had to do to stay in the game. Continue reading

A Eulogy for the Scariest Spectacle in Rock

Posted in Music, Observation, Real Men, Slayer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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“I had moved past the casual carnage that was so prevalent in the books I’d conceived in my twenties, past the severed heads and the soup made of blood and the woman vaginally penetrated with her own rib.

“Exploring that kind of violence had been “interesting” and “exciting” and it was all “metaphorical” anyway – at least to me at that moment in my life, when I was young and pissed off and had not yet grasped my own mortality, a time when physical pain and real suffering held no meaning for me.”

– Bret Easton Ellis,

Lunar Park. Continue reading

A Eulogy For the Scariest Spectacle in Rock

Posted in Music, Observation, Real Men, Slayer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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“…The scariest spectacle in rock is Slayer, the Rolling Stones of the new American metal.”

– Los Angeles Times, 1991

Every real band has done a classic album tour. While limited to North America, Slayer did a series of dates playing their seminal thrash album, Reign in Blood, in its entirety. The performance reached its climax when the stage and musicians were immersed in a torrential downpour of blood. Continue reading

Millad Farzad: Fighters Fight!

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

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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

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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

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