Archive for Gokhan Saki

Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Combat Sports and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Posted in chronic traumatic encephalopathy, fighting, Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

 

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FightLive Magazine, June/July 2016

“Life after fighting is more scary to me than dying.”

-‘John’ Wayne Parr. Continue reading

Verhoeven and Holzken: the New Generation of Dutch Dominance

Posted in K1, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, MMA with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, March/April 2016

Glory 26 was held on December the fourth of last year in Amsterdam, the unofficial capital of European kickboxing. The two biggest draw-cards of the event were respective world champions at both welterweight and superheavyweight; Nieky Holzken and Rico Verhoeven. Continue reading

Ben Edwards – Australian Boxing Champion

Posted in fighting, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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How about these rugby players?

There’s a difference between being a fighter and being an athlete. I’ve been in situations in a fight were I can feel my brain is swelling inside my head. You ask yourself a question in situations like that. Continue reading

Ben Edwards – Australian Boxing Champion

Posted in fighting, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Ben Edwards is always good for a chat. Since last we spoke, he has added Australian Heavyweight Boxing Champion to his string of achievements. He was kind enough to do a lap of the Theme Park in order to fill us in on the details.

What happened with Glory? 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

Gokhan Saki’s Nike Ad

Posted in Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , on September 20, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

This Nike ad features Dutch-Turkish kickboxer, Gokhan Saki.

He must be the first kickboxer ever to make it to a Nike ad. It’s proof of how good he is and how big a sport kickboxing is in Turkey.

I am proud to say I knew him when.

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Corbett Versus Spong II: It’s On!

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

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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

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