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Peter Graham

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Peter Graham, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, December 2012

The day I talked to Peter, he was managing multiple tasks and unsure I’d be able to get any sense out of him.

“I’ve just come from ten rounds of sparring!” Continue reading

Demolition: Training with Alistair Overeem

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , on April 11, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

International Kickboxer Magazine, Vol.19, No.1

If there was one incident that made me wonder about people who make fighting their profession, it was the day I found myself in the shower with Alistair Overeem. Continue reading

Working Off the Jab

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

Yusuke Fujimoto at the business end of bad news:

International Kickboxer Magazine, Vol.17, No.4

Sam Greco says that the jab is a fighter’s yardstick; if you can reach your opponent with your jab, then you are at effective range for all other weapons. A good, solid jab is the foundation of kickboxing technique. It is important to make a distinction at this early point, however; a kickboxer isn’t the same animal as a Thai boxer. For a kickboxer, the jab is a close-range weapon. For a Thai boxer, the jab is a middle-range weapon. Continue reading

Fighting as a Taller Fighter

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , on September 8, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

What NOT to do, courtesy of Peter Aerts

International Kickboxer Magazine, Vol.17, No.1

If I landed a shot for every time someone said my height was an advantage, I would never have lost a sparring session. The annals of K1 are littered with tall fighters who have at one time or other, ruled their division or at least made a lot of trouble for everyone else. There are, or course, fighters like Ray Sefo, Gokhan Saki and Chalid Die Faust who, scraping six feet and weighing not much more than 100kgs, also create a lot of trouble of their own. This has everything to do with exploiting the weaknesses of fighters taller than them. In short – it’s one thing to be tall, but quite another thing to take full advantage of it. Continue reading

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