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Okinawa Calling: Sensei Damien Martin on Rediscovering the Roots of Karate

Posted in Journalism, Martial Arts with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, Volume 31, Number 6 December 2017/January 2018

Okinawa is the birthplace of karate. Japan’s fifth-largest prefecture was a cauldron of conflict during the second world war and is now a bucolic territory, known to boast one of the largest populations of centenarians in the world. Continue reading

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Still the Man: Stan Longinidis

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

the-manInternational Kickboxer Magazine, Jan/Feb 2014

On October 7 of this year, Stan ‘The Man’ Longinidis was inducted into the Australian Sporting Hall of Fame. While this is no small feat for any athlete, it’s especially rare for a kickboxer. As with his other achievements, Stan is the first. Continue reading

Dynasty: Stuart McKinnon

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, July/August 2013

Stuart McKinnon is a vocational fighter. When IK caught up with him, it was to talk about his recent win over tough New Zealander, Josh Tonna. Stuart has many other things on his plate, however. Family life, running his gym and contributing to the ongoing success of his younger brother, Steve, take up much of his time. Continue reading

Anthony 'The Hitman' Vella

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Anthony ‘The Hitman’ Vella was one of the outstanding fighters of early Australian Muay Thai. He had twenty fights for nineteen wins; his only loss coming via injury while fighting Paul ‘The Hurricane’ Briggs for a super-middleweight world title. Before I met him, I walked past this picture every day on my way into the gym.  Continue reading

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