Archive for Boxing

Miyamoto Musashi Versus Cameron Quinn: A Book of Five Rings

Posted in kyokushin karate, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2022 by Jarrod Boyle

Shihan Cameron Quinn is, by the standards of ‘Theme Park…’, a luminary. He began training in Kyokushin Karate in 1971 and lived in Japan in 1976, studying Japanese and training at the Kyokushin Honbu dojo in Tokyo under Kyokushin founder, Mas Oyama.

Continue reading

‘Simplicity is the Last Step in Art…’

Posted in Boxing, fighting with tags , , , on August 30, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

Training other people’s children is one of the most significant responsibilities I’ve undertaken.

It’s a huge moment of trust when a parent leaves you with their child, and I feel as if me and the kid are enveloped in a white-hot spotlight of attention. Everyone can see everything I do, and they’re watching in relation to the child.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Posted in Ben Edwards, Boxing, Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle


Ben Edwards is a beast. After making a significant impression on international heavyweight boxing and kickboxing, he is poised to make an elephantine splash at the deep end of the swimming pool of MMA. He fights Westside MMA stalwart Jeremy Joiner this Friday night in Canberra on Monaro Fight Circuit 26. Continue reading

Box Office Appeal: Mayweather Versus McGregor

Posted in Boxing, MMA with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle


Published in ‘Mayweather Vs McGregor: Money Fight.’

“The public has been hoodwinked. It’s the biggest farce in boxing history,” says Peter Graham, former world champion heavyweight boxer, kickboxer and mixed martial artist. Continue reading

Morbid Love

Posted in Morbid Love, Real Men, violence against women with tags , , , , on August 15, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle



I probably first walked into a fight gym shortly after that so I could learn to stand up to him physically because reason and honesty weren’t working, but it was more than that. Continue reading

Boxing: ‘Simplicity is the Last Step in Art and the Beginning of Nature’.

Posted in Boxing, Radio National with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle



Without wanting to get too technical, boxing is one of few sports which delivers a truly comprehensive workout. Continue reading

The Return of ‘Bangin’ Ben’ Edwards

Posted in Ben Edwards, fighting, Glory, K1, Kickboxing, MMA, Peter Graham, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle


You’ve been quiet. What have you been up to since you lost the Oz Heavyweight boxing title to Peter Graham? Continue reading

Lucas Browne: Blunt-Force Trauma

Posted in Boxing, fighting, MMA with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle



Fightlive Magazine, August/September 2016

Lucas Browne is one of the biggest names in Australian combat sports. He recently contested the WBA world heavyweight boxing title in Chechnya, successfully wresting it from its long-time Chechen incumbent, Ruslan Chagayev. Continue reading

Joe Schilling: All the Glory

Posted in Glory, Joe Schilling, Journalism, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, MMA, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle


International Kickboxer Magazine, Jan/Feb 2016

Joe ‘Stitch ‘Em Up’ Schilling is a significant figure amongst the new breed of fighters. Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: