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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

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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

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Lion Fight 25: ‘John’ Wayne Parr versus Cosmo Alexandre

Posted in 'John' Wayne Parr, Journalism, Muay Thai, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, Nov/Dec 2015

‘John’ Wayne Parr is scheduled to take on Cosmo Alexandre at Lion Fight 25 in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 23. Continue reading

The Long Road: ‘John’ Wayne Parr

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, March/April 2015

There are many things to like about ‘John’ Wayne Parr. Best of all, he always comes up with a story. Just ask his friend, Joe Rogan. Continue reading

Mel Walsh

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle
Mel at work - doing what she does

Mel at work – doing what she does

Mel Walsh recently competed at the IFMA (International Federation of Muay Thai) games in Russia, bringing home a silver medal. She talks about family and fitness as the ‘headmistress’ of one of Australia’s premier Muay Thai gyms, Urban Fight Gym. Continue reading

Michael ‘Tomahawk’ Thompson

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

imagesInternational Kickboxer Magazine, Nov/Dec 2012

Michael ‘Tomahawk Thompson has had 41 fights in the brief period he has been Thai boxing. This is all the more remarkable when you take in to account he is only 22 years old. He tells the story of a remarkable career-in-the-making to JARROD BOYLE. Continue reading

A First, for the Last: Wayne Parr Calls it a Day

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

International Kickboxer Magazine, Sept/Oct 2012

‘John’ Wayne Parr has reached retirement. His last fight – his 114th – was his last, and has him more excited than ever. Continue reading

Absolute Carnage: Training with Nathan Corbett

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

International Kickboxer Magazine Vol.18 No.6

Every fighter who is exceptional does it after their own fashion. In a fundamental sense, this is logical. The easiest fighters to read are the textbook ones; you can read them because, well, their technique looks exactly like it should. A lot of the time, the most dangerous people are unorthodox, because they don’t look like anything you’ve seen before. This principle holds true not only for the way a fighter executes technique, but also penetrates all the way into training. This series of articles will spend time with several exceptional fighters and come up with the goods on what makes them unique. A good part of it is physiology and talent, but it has everything to do with doing things differently.       Continue reading

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