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Verhoeven and Holzken: the New Generation of Dutch Dominance

Posted in K1, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, MMA with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, March/April 2016

Glory 26 was held on December the fourth of last year in Amsterdam, the unofficial capital of European kickboxing. The two biggest draw-cards of the event were respective world champions at both welterweight and superheavyweight; Nieky Holzken and Rico Verhoeven. Continue reading

Brad Riddell: House on Fire

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, Jan/Feb 2015

Brad Riddell’s first fight took place under unusual circumstances.

“I was supposed to fight a guy from Nelson [New Zealand’s southern island] but got a call from the guys from the gym the day of the weigh-in, saying he had been arrested and sent to gaol for trying to light his ex-girlfriend’s house on fire.” Continue reading

Giorgio Petrosyan: Top of the World

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, July/August 2013

Giorgio Petrosyan is that great rarity in fightsports: he boasts an almost unblemished record of eighty fights for seventy-six wins. Interestingly, only one of those unsuccessful ventures is recorded as a loss. There are a handful of other fighters who can lay claim to near-perfect records, but their resumes are a patchwork of second-tier opponents and greats past their prime. Not so with Petrosyan; he has fought – and defeated – all of the best fighters in the world today in contests spread across all of the premier ‘kickboxing’ organizations. Necessarily, his career has sustained many ups and downs outside of the ring.   Continue reading

The World’s Best Muay Thai

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

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International Kickboxer Magazine, Jan/Feb 2013

Kickboxing, as a sport, as been evolving since the early eighties. Its roots in Muay Thai have remained constant, however; Muay Thai continues to exist despite fashion and rule changes and springs up like a hardy flower in the most unlikely of places, taking root amongst passionate practitioners and audiences alike. JARROD BOYLE takes you on a whirlwind tour of the best fighters defining and promoting the art worldwide. Continue reading

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

Posted in 'John' Wayne Parr, 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

Uncaged: ‘John’ Wayne Parr

Posted in 'John' Wayne Parr, Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, July/August 2012

‘John’ Wayne Parr has supplied international Muay Thai with some of its greatest moments over the course of his twenty-one year career. His skills as a promoter have allowed him to hatch a novel idea – Muay Thai in the cage – for his last fight. He talks to JARROD BOYLE about events in the lead-up to one of the most significant dates in this country’s history of the sport. Continue reading

Frank Giorgi – 'The Showdown' on April 28

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Frank Giorgi faces off against Steve Moxon on April 28. It’s hyped to be one of the fights of the year. We’ve heard from Steve; let’s find out what Frank has to say. Continue reading

The Coming Storm: Frank Giorgi

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

International Kickboxer Magazine, March/April 2012

2011 was an enormous year for Frank Giorgi. He’s come storming into the forefront of Australian Muay Thai and made a significant impact on the world stage. Continue reading

Soren Mongkontong Retires!

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

 

 

International Kickboxer Magazine, Vol.19, no.3

At age 31, Soren Mongkongtong has spent fifteen years in Muay Thai, which equates to very nearly half his life in the sport. Continue reading

Three Levels of the Front Kick

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , on September 11, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

International Kickboxer Magazine, Vol.17, No.2

The front kick, or push kick is a unique weapon in the skilful kickboxer’s arsenal. It has a smaller contact area than the round kick, which allows as much of the shin as you decide to use. With a push kick, the sole of the foot, its most pronounced areas being the heel and the ball, will focus most or all of the impact. Continue reading

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