Archive for Raul Catinas

Ben Edwards

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

1009738_10151522560038193_719684484_nBen Edwards and Hunter Sam are soon to go toe-to-toe on Friday, August 16. 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

Slowinski vs Edwards vs K1

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, Jan/Feb 2013

K1 has been through some trying times of late; bankruptcy, changes in ownership, radioactive meltdowns and the like. The brand of the world’s most prestigious fight organization has survived, however, with a strong Australian contingent as a crucial part of it. BEN EDWARDS and PAUL SLOWINSKI talk to JARROD BOYLE about their recent experience in Japan at the Final 16. 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

K1 Rising: Edwards defeats Catinas

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , on October 15, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Just in: Ben Edwards has defeated Raul Catinas by second round TKO. Looks like his trainer, Marcel Dragan, owes me a beer…

Ben Edwards: The Road to the K1 Final 16

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

Ben Edwards, Canberra Kickboxing sensation, ascends the world stage on October 14 to represent Australia at The K1 Final 16. A win at this tournament will secure him a spot to fight for the title of world number one. He tells Jarrod Boyle all about it.  Continue reading

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