Archive for Golden Glory

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

Benjey Zimmerman

Posted in Kickboxing, Martial Arts, MMA, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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When did you retire? What made you decide it was time?

I believe that passion is the main ingredient of being successful. I lost my passion after some heavy injuries and disappointment in decisions by management. Continue reading

Mark Mullan Retires

Posted in Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Mark Mullan has had more than thirty fights spread over a fifteen-year career. In that time, he has trained in the Netherlands at the toughest gym in the world and fought in Europe, Asia and Australia. The time has come to hang up the gloves and he intended to go out with a bang when he took on old rival Simon Coutsouvelis this Friday night. Continue reading

Goodlife Rapes the Fitness Industry

Posted in Goodlife, Journalism, Observation, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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‘He who has suffered you to impose on him, knows you.’

– William Blake,

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

It is time to dump the bucket. 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

Ramon Dekkers: The Legend and the Legacy

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 29, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, May/June 2013

Ramon Dekkers was the most significant Western fighter to wear the Mongkon. In fact, he and Rob Kaman can be credited with re-inventing Muay Thai in Thailand, its country of origin. Continue reading

Lance Armstrong

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

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I feel great sympathy for Lance Armstrong today. Continue reading

Marcel Dragan

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

L to R: Thom Harinck, Marcel, Raul Catinas, and some other dude I don’t recognise.

Marcel Dragan recalls the quotation from William Blake’s ‘Proverbs of Hell’; ‘He whose face gives no light shall never become a star.’ Marcel was the first, and probably the most influential, coach of one of the world’s most talented heavyweight kickboxers, Raul Catinas. This interview provides insight into Raul, as well as Cor Hemmers and Ramon Dekkers, in addition to the culture of Romania and why a hard sport like Muay Thai flourishes under such hard conditions. It’s also a portrait of one of the most unselfish, decent trainers I have met during my involvement with the sport.

Athough, he persists in calling me Jerry.  Continue reading

Raul Catinas – Ben Edwards' Opponent for the K1 Final Elimination Tournament

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Ben Edwards will face off against Romanian fighter Raul Catinas at K1 Final Elimination on October 14. Raul and Ben will meet in what I expect to be the most exciting fight on the card; both are big, powerful men with a reputation for big, powerful punches. Both have cut their teeth with previous Final Elimination appearances at which they lost to more experienced opponents. The road is narrowing to a path and Catinas and Edwards are nose-to-nose at the junction.

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Benjey Zimmerman

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

When I trained at Golden Glory, the most famous fighter on-campus was Chalid ‘Die Faust’ Arrab. There were another four lesser-known guys who were just as awesome; Gokhan Saki, Alistair Overeem, Errol Zimmerman and his cousin, Benjey. The first three have gone on to become household names (in kickboxing households, at least).

For my money, Benjey is next. Continue reading

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