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Peter Aerts: All The Hits

Posted in Journalism, Peter Aerts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, July/August, 2015

Peter Aerts has recently announced his retirement due to an inability to recover from injury, bringing down the curtain on a phenomenal career. 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

Peter Graham

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Peter Graham, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, December 2012

The day I talked to Peter, he was managing multiple tasks and unsure I’d be able to get any sense out of him.

“I’ve just come from ten rounds of sparring!” 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

Rolling Thunder: Peter Graham

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Peter Graham with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

The 11th hour knockout delivered when Peter Graham fought Badr Hari at the K1 WGP in New Zealand, 2006.

International Kickboxer Magazine, Vol.18, No.2

“Each of us has his cowardice. Each of us is afraid to lose, afraid to die. But hanging back is the way to remain a coward for life. The Way to find courage is to seek it on the field of conflict.”
~Mas Oyama~

Peter Graham was big as a teenager, but not the biggest. He was also tall, but not the tallest. In fact, other than some experience playing Rugby League as a kid growing up on the North Shore of Sydney, he’d done very little in the way of athletics by the age of eighteen.

There was no history of outstanding sporting performance to let anyone, much less the young Peter Graham, know exactly what was in store when he finally walked into the Kyokushin Karate dojo near his home.      Continue reading

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