Archive for Alistair Overeem

Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Combat Sports and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Posted in chronic traumatic encephalopathy, fighting, Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

 

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FightLive Magazine, June/July 2016

“Life after fighting is more scary to me than dying.”

-‘John’ Wayne Parr. Continue reading

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Benjey Zimmerman

Posted in Kickboxing, Martial Arts, MMA, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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When did you retire? What made you decide it was time?

I believe that passion is the main ingredient of being successful. I lost my passion after some heavy injuries and disappointment in decisions by management. 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

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

Slowinski vs Edwards vs K1

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, Jan/Feb 2013

K1 has been through some trying times of late; bankruptcy, changes in ownership, radioactive meltdowns and the like. The brand of the world’s most prestigious fight organization has survived, however, with a strong Australian contingent as a crucial part of it. BEN EDWARDS and PAUL SLOWINSKI talk to JARROD BOYLE about their recent experience in Japan at the Final 16. Continue reading

Lance Armstrong

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

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I feel great sympathy for Lance Armstrong today. Continue reading

Marcel Dragan

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

L to R: Thom Harinck, Marcel, Raul Catinas, and some other dude I don’t recognise.

Marcel Dragan recalls the quotation from William Blake’s ‘Proverbs of Hell’; ‘He whose face gives no light shall never become a star.’ Marcel was the first, and probably the most influential, coach of one of the world’s most talented heavyweight kickboxers, Raul Catinas. This interview provides insight into Raul, as well as Cor Hemmers and Ramon Dekkers, in addition to the culture of Romania and why a hard sport like Muay Thai flourishes under such hard conditions. It’s also a portrait of one of the most unselfish, decent trainers I have met during my involvement with the sport.

Athough, he persists in calling me Jerry.  Continue reading

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