Archive for Chris Chrisopoulides

Adam Goodes: A Great Australian

Posted in Journalism, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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The Adam Goodes saga has touched me deeply. Continue reading

Heavy Sparring: Yes or No?

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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“Well, if you look at my training, if you see my helmet, it is like two inches thick… I got a big nose bar. And… I don’t take head shots. The reason why is that you don’t get paid in the gym – you get training in the gym. I want to save them for in the Octagon, and I think that’s what helps me a lot. Continue reading

Vanity

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

Photo courtesy of Terry Vorg

https://lifestyletrainers.com.au/blog/2010/12/in-the-spotlight-jarrod-boyle.html

This is a link to an interview for the Lifestyle Trainers website. I got the opportunity to dilate on my philosophy about life and fighting.

Jason Tramsek: The Next Big Thing?

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , on September 12, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

 

International Kickboxer, Vol.18, No.1

‘He just fought New Zealand’s Chris Johnston and completely dominated him. Got an early TKO. He’s tall, awkward and strong. Wins in that devastating fashion you expect from a champion. It really was an impressive performance… you don’t often see such domination of a proven fighter, and of course he’s only young…’

If you google Jason Tramsek, quotations like this abound. He is the much-hyped protégé of John Scida, the trainer responsible for champions such as Chris Chrisopoulides, Anthony Vella and Jenk Behic. Jason grew up around these guys, starting to train casually at ten years old. “I started off playing soccer,” Jason says, “but I was a bit ‘rough’. So my Dad thought he better take me to do something a little more suitable.” Continue reading

Sparring Smart

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Writing with tags , , , , , , , on September 6, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

 

 

Sparring with Peter Graham probably wasn't very smart.

International Kickboxer Magazine, Vol 16, Number 6

January 2009

Sparring is the business end of training. All forms of conditioning (weights, bagwork, padwork, running, drills, etc) should be integrated into a training regimen to serve this most crucial of activities. The quality and intensity of your sparring will be the most important determining factor in pre-fight preparation. Continue reading

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