Archive for International Kickboxer Magazine

Millad Farzad: Fighters Fight!

Posted in Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle


International Kickboxer Magazine, May/June 2016

“You have one career and one only – you have to go out there and make it happen. Fight hard and fight often, make a plan and stick to it! Continue reading

Erik Miskle: Muay Thai Fever

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle


International Kickboxer Magazine, Sept/Oct 2014

Erik Miskle was in danger of entering a safe, conservative lifestyle when he was saved from it by a brush with Muay Thai fever. Continue reading

Doomsday Preparation and Reality-Based Self-Defence

Posted in Jokes, Journalism, Real Men, Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , , , , , on July 15, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle
Jarrah Loh being throttled by Royce Gracie

Jarrah Loh being throttled by Royce Gracie

“Doomsday preppers and people like that… they want someone to kidnap their kids so they can go kick some ass.”

-Jarrah Loh, editor of International Kickboxer and Fight! Magazine speaking on the subject of ‘extreme’ members of the martial arts community.




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

Mark ‘The Hammer’ Castagnini

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

Castagnini commentary

Mark Castagnini is one of the key players in Australian Thai boxing. Beginning his career as a fighter, he went through traditional martial arts before taking up Thai boxing almost by accident and discovering that it bought him to the ultimate test of his training. From there, he has been involved with developing and disseminating the sport at every level, editing International Kickboxer Magazine, working as a commentator alongside Michael Schiavello on Foxsports, promoting events and running his own martial arts academy, Hammer’s Gym. Mark spends a little time telling us about his passion for the sport, what its Australian roots are and the directions the branches are moving in. 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

Champion vs Champion II: Parr vs Buakaw

Posted in 'John' Wayne Parr, Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , on September 7, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle


International Kickboxer Magazine Vol. 17 No.3

Being cut from the K1 roster would be a difficult thing for anyone to accept, but a fighter’s job is all about challenges. John Wayne Parr is committed; consistently rising to them is what fans know and love him for. Continue reading

It's On! Spong Vs Carnage

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , on September 7, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

International Kickboxer Magazine Vol. 17 No.3

Tyrone Spong is certainly the man of the moment. He has a mystique that precedes him on a number of different fronts; he has, by the tender age of 23, amassed a professional record of 87 fights for 82 wins, held a slew of titles and is currently moving into the world’s premier stand-up martial arts arena, the K1. This foray has co-incided with Royal Rumble Magazine (the premier Dutch fightsports publication), naming him as the best pound-for-pound kickboxer in the world. Any opponent he draws will be of interest, simply by the light they are cast in when standing alongside him. Nathan ‘Carnage’ Corbett is one of the world’s only other fighters, let alone of the same weight class, that can claim similar standing. While he has roughly half of Spong’s pro fights to his credit, he enjoys a similar win/loss/draw ratio and a similar mystique. Continue reading

World Champion of the Western Suburbs

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , on August 22, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

I called the editor of Inside Sport Magazine, Graem Sims, to pitch him a story about a famous Australian kickboxer a month or so ago. I felt that being published in Inside Sport would be a real coup; the magazine features some of the highest-quality writing you can buy on a newsstand. It also sets a benchmark for what Australians view as quality sport. I rang his Sydney office and left a message, and to my considerable surprise, he promptly rang me back. Continue reading

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