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The Return of ‘Bangin’ Ben’ Edwards

Posted in Ben Edwards, fighting, Glory, K1, Kickboxing, MMA, Peter Graham, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 4, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle

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You’ve been quiet. What have you been up to since you lost the Oz Heavyweight boxing title to Peter Graham? Continue reading

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Ben Edwards – Glory 24

Posted in Ben Edwards, Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

I thought you’d given kickboxing away and gone to boxing?

I did – and I was going to have a break from everything! I was just burnt out from eleven years of constantly having a fight coming up. We got an offer from Glory – which we respectfully declined – and they countered with a generous pay increase and a two fight contract (outside of tournament) for that money and, with the US dollar falling my pay is increasing by the day… so we just said, ‘Give us a date and we will be there’. Continue reading

Kyokushin Warrior – Daniel Trifu

Posted in Journalism, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, January 2015

After a serious accident that nearly claimed his life, Sydney-based Kyokushin Karate sensei Daniel Trifu not only regained his full health, but returned to fight bare-knuckle, full-contact karate and win world-championship silver. Here, JARROD BOYLE tracks the karate journey of the archetypical Kyokushin warrior. Continue reading

Gabriel Varga – Glory Featherweight Champion

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, May/June 2015

Hi Gabriel, how old are you?

I’m twenty-nine.

What weight do you fight at?

One hundred and forty-three pounds, or sixty-five kilograms. Continue reading

Salem Assli: Savate Master!

Posted in fighting, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 7, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, Volume 29, No. 4, April 2015

Salem Assli is a vocational teacher of many martial arts. Ironically, he found his way to the art of his native country through an assiduous study of Jeet Kune Do, the martial art of Bruce Lee. Continue reading

Ghot Seurnoi: Rare Breed

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, Jan/Feb 2015

The first point of contact for the elusive Ghot Seurnoi is his trainer, Soren Mongkontong. When we spoke, I explained that I had made an appointment to interview Ghot at ten thirty the following morning.

“Don’t be silly, mate. There’s no way he’ll be awake. He’ll have been up all night on his PlayStation.” Continue reading

‘Sometimes… you cannot win. But that has nothing to do with losing.”

Posted in Observation, Real Men, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , on April 26, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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“Where there’s discomfort there’s fear… in these very tough positions, you’re in a little piece of hell. And through this daily suffering you learn to survive in these situations. You have to find comfort in uncomfortable situations. You have to be able to live in your worst nightmare.

“Jiu Jitsu puts you completely in the moment where you must have complete focus on finding a solution to the problem. This trains the mind to build that focus, to increase your awareness, your capacity to solve problems. Sometimes, you don’t have to win. You cannot win. But that has nothing to do with losing.”

– Rickson Gracie.

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