Archive for Ernesto Hoost

Peter Aerts: All The Hits

Posted in Journalism, Peter Aerts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, July/August, 2015

Peter Aerts has recently announced his retirement due to an inability to recover from injury, bringing down the curtain on a phenomenal career. Continue reading

Andre Meunier – K-Energy

Posted in Kickboxing, Martial Arts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle
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Andre ‘The Mad Man’ Meunier: appropriately labelled and packaged for Japanese fans.

Andre Meunier, Victoria’s number-one heavyweight kickboxer, is hitting his straps. He’s just come back from a win in Japan where he was the intro for the two most significant heavyweights in the history of the sport, might do a it of boxing, enjoys a spot of MMA in his time off, has opened a tattoo parlour in Windsor and likes a bit of speedway racing when the opportunity presents itself. He tells Theme Park at its Darkest all about it.

So… how did it go? Continue reading

Peter Aerts

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

International Kickboxer Magazine, Nov/Dec 2014

Peter Aerts, like all ‘great’ athletes, is most often defined in terms of the length of his career and the titles he’s won. True definition, however, is a matter of establishing something in comparison with its contemporaries which, for a fighter, is in terms of their opponents. Continue reading

The Ups and Downs: ‘Bangin’ Ben Edwards and the Vicissitudes of Fate

Posted in Ben Edwards, Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, July/August 2014

The greatest careers are marked by severe vicissitudes of fate. Fight fans talk about the great clashes; Aerts and Hoost, Hunt and Sefo, Hari and Karaev. What they don’t talk about are the ups and downs a professional fighter goes through from fight to fight, like a ship that sails on a stormy sea. Continue reading

Sam Greco: True Elite

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, March/April 2014

Sam Greco is more than just a world champion full-contact karate fighter who became a world champion kickboxer during the glory days of the now-defunct K1 organisation: he is a legend. Continue reading

Tarik Solak: Return of the Super-Promoter!

Posted in Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, Nov/Dec 2013

Tarik Solak is back on Australian soil with a new show and new fighters. To put it simply, he’s excited. Continue reading

Semmy Schilt: Going to the Mountain

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 5, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, May/June 2013

Semmy Schilt is one of the most dominant champions in the history of fightsports. Standing at two-meters-twelve-centimeters and weighing somewhere in the vicinity of one-hundred-and-thirty kilos, he towers over not only his opponents, but also, the history of the sport itself. JARROD BOYLE goes to the mountain and comes back with the news. Continue reading

Fighting Injury – On the Business of Becoming Hardened

Posted in Kickboxing, Observation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

I once trained with Nathan ‘Carnage’ Corbett while writing an article about him for International Kickboxer Magazine. He had a big fight coming up against a European opponent, and Carnage was then, as he is now, in a unique position; he’s almost never been beaten. Continue reading

R.I.P. Mike Bernardo

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , on March 4, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Some weeks ago, I posted a couple of pieces about ‘Old Kickboxers Never Die, they just end up in the can – or the hospital.’ Sadly, Mike Bernardo has proven me wrong. He killed himself on February 14 at the age of 42 after a long battle with depression and anxiety.  Continue reading

The K1 Affair: Rise and Fall of a Fighting Juggernaut

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

The merits of various martial codes and their true point of origin will always be up for debate, but as far as codifying stand-up fighting and putting it on the international stage, K1 takes the honours. The glory has not been without incident, however; K1 is now fighting not only for pre-eminence, but also for its survival. JARROD BOYLE examines the history of one of fighting sports’ most sacred, hallowed codes. Continue reading

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