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My Dark Vanessa

Posted in Pretensions toward cultural theory, Reading with tags , , , , , , on August 2, 2020 by Jarrod Boyle



Our relationship lasted until after I graduated. She left her husband and I’d left school, and she came over to my apartment one day and we talked about doing it properly. Continue reading

Wonder Woman Should Join the Lingerie Football League

Posted in Journalism, Love letters, Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men, Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

I have come late to the Lingerie Football League. Like most things of this nature, it appeared on my Facebook feed courtesy of my good friend and arbiter of all things that ride the cutting edge of bad taste, Matt Samartzis. Continue reading

Bruce ‘Preacher’ Macfie

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Martial Arts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 31, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle


International Kickboxer Magazine, May/June 2015

2015 marks an auspicious year in the career of Bruce ‘Preacher’ Macfie. He has given two decades of his life to the sport of Muay Thai and intends to retire – once and for all – on a high note. He discusses a career as colourful as his hair with Jarrod Boyle. Continue reading

Adam Goodes: A Great Australian

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


The Adam Goodes saga has touched me deeply. Continue reading

Desperate Romantic: My Life as a Stalker (A Lamentably True Story)

Posted in Acts of devotion, Love letters, Observation, Real Men with tags , , , , , , on December 1, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle


10: The Reason She’s in the Tower

“You need to cut all the ‘knight in shining armour’ bullshit! Look, if she’s in a tower, it’s because someone has put her in there for a reason! She’s been put there because she’s fucking crazy!’

– Erin Gill. 

I have been labelled a stalker once before. Continue reading


Posted in Ben Edwards, Journalism, Kickboxing, Observation, Peter Graham, Real Men, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle


“What a night. What can I say? Badr Hari is an animal. I was just too banged up to keep going. To my loving wife Silvia, my now-two little girls; you keep me strong.

“To my friends who have always been there for me, thank-you as you are all awesome. To my students at IMC Prospect: train hard and always do your best.

“Last, but not least, my fans; from the Kyokushin and Kempo karate people and the BJJ, MMA, Boxing And kickboxing fans who follow me and even the ones who do not or cannot, thank-you from the bottom of my heart.

“You are all part of who I am.”

Post-fight dedication from Peter Graham, taken from facebook, 30/05/14


I logged a post about Ben Edwards previously to this one. I was assigned to interview him for the most recent International Kickboxer Magazine and, towards the end of our conversation, he came out with something profound. Continue reading

Home-Made Pornography OR, The Girl in the Red Photo and the Trouble She Caused

Posted in Love letters, Pornography, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

More than anything else, this piece has gotten me into a lot of trouble. And, I expect,  will continue to do so. Even though it was inspired by one woman, it has come to involve a number of others, none of whom were happy about it. Continue reading

Corbett Versus Spong II: It’s On!

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle


Nathan ‘Carnage’ Corbett has recently signed to the Glory World Series with his first designated opponent being Tyrone Spong. Spong is widely considered to be the best fighter at his weight in the world. This was also the case when Nathan knocked him into the middle of next week back in 2009. Spong has gone on to distinguished showings in K1 and the Glory World Series, while Nathan has remained undefeated since last they met.

Trainer extraordinaire Richard Walsh gives us the low-down on what’s to come.  Continue reading

Corporate Scum

Posted in Journalism, Observation with tags , , , , , on July 6, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

The above image is currently doing the rounds on Facebook. Apparently, the site ‘Snopes’, subtitled ‘Rumor Has It’, says the claim is undetermined as either true or false. The two studies which published the info can be viewed at Continue reading

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