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Christian Ennor

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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I am lucky enough to have Christian Ennor holding pads for me. He is among the best pad holders I have worked with; he is systematic and understands not only how fights work, but how to train for them.

One of the things I admire most about him – other than his insight into the intricacies of fighting – is his physical courage. He always positions himself in such a way that I can get maximum leverage and power into my strikes, which is always at his expense. That kind of self-sacrifice is emblematic of the very best trainers.

He is also proof that a great trainer needs intelligence and insight every bit as much as experience.     Continue reading

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Mark ‘The Hammer’ Castagnini

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

Castagnini commentary

Mark Castagnini is one of the key players in Australian Thai boxing. Beginning his career as a fighter, he went through traditional martial arts before taking up Thai boxing almost by accident and discovering that it bought him to the ultimate test of his training. From there, he has been involved with developing and disseminating the sport at every level, editing International Kickboxer Magazine, working as a commentator alongside Michael Schiavello on Foxsports, promoting events and running his own martial arts academy, Hammer’s Gym. Mark spends a little time telling us about his passion for the sport, what its Australian roots are and the directions the branches are moving in. Continue reading

Old Kickboxers Never Die (They Probably Just End Up in the Can).

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , on November 27, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

Gurkan Ozkan was arrested last week for being involved in another high-speed chase, which ended when he collided with a police car on the wrong side of the Frankston Freeway. Continue reading

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