Archive for cage fighting

Ronda Rousey: The Movie

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

“Women have soap operas; men have wrestling.”

–  Ringside wrestling fan quoted in the documentary, ‘Beyond the Mat.’ Continue reading

‘Blood is Proof of Life’

Posted in Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Observation, Real Men, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Your humble narrator was fortunate enough to be quoted in The Age Newspaper and The Sydney Morning Herald today on the subject of cage fighting in Victoria.

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/blood-is-proof-of-life-20141206-121oze.html

Ken Lay: Cage Fighting, Bloodshed and Resonating Against the Void

Posted in Kickboxing, Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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To my mind, Ken Lay is more than just a police chief; he’s an exceptional public figure, fighting to make a crucial difference to Australian society. Continue reading

UFC: The Other Side of the Bloody Coin

Posted in Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

ufc_fight_night_33_hunt_vs-_bigfoot_poster“Young men love war and old men love it in them.”

-Cormac McCarthy,

The Crossing.

Phil Rothfield recently published an editorial in The Daily Telegraph that has gone viral across the Facebook pages of many of the people I know. It’s a pretty inflammatory screed, and I’m surprised any credible newspaper would publish it; the comment about ‘allowing’ women to fight on the card alongside men must have left feminists, along with fight-fans, scratching their heads. Continue reading

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