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Kurtis Staiti: In The Bloodline

Posted in Kickboxing, Muay Thai with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, March/April 2016

Kurt Staiti has the advantage of coming from a close-knit family of Muay Thai addicts. His uncle is Mark Staiti, who was introduced to Peter Kent, head trainer of Matrix Muay Thai, by Chris Staiti, Kurt’s father. Continue reading

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Jamie ‘The Official’ Stamp

Posted in Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle
Revenge of the beard!

Revenge of the beard!

International Kickboxer Magazine, March/April 2013

In Queensland, people grow all kinds of crazy things in their backyards. At Jamie Stamp’s house in Ormeau, it happens to be a kickboxing gym.

“It started off as a small shed down the back of the house,” says Jamie. “Since Anthony [Vella] has come along, the place has grown in leaps and bounds. It’s getting bigger and bigger! We’ve already got six of our regular fighters matched for February, and there’s fifteen or so fighters down there altogether.” 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

Michael ‘Tomahawk’ Thompson

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

imagesInternational Kickboxer Magazine, Nov/Dec 2012

Michael ‘Tomahawk Thompson has had 41 fights in the brief period he has been Thai boxing. This is all the more remarkable when you take in to account he is only 22 years old. He tells the story of a remarkable career-in-the-making to JARROD BOYLE. Continue reading

Anthony 'The Hitman' Vella

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Anthony ‘The Hitman’ Vella was one of the outstanding fighters of early Australian Muay Thai. He had twenty fights for nineteen wins; his only loss coming via injury while fighting Paul ‘The Hurricane’ Briggs for a super-middleweight world title. Before I met him, I walked past this picture every day on my way into the gym.  Continue reading

Nase Soai

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , on November 17, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

I was idly googling myself the other day (imagine what people would have thought reading that fifty years ago), and discovered someone had posted this fight on Youtube.

Nase Soai had two fights; one win, one loss. I have fought more experienced guys, but Nase was the toughest and hardest. He damn-near KOed me at the end of the first!

Thanks to Anthony Vella, Paul Demicoli and especially Joe Demicoli for supporting me. Hopefully, I’ll find my way onto Paul’s Eruption professional shows soon.

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