This article, originally printed in International Kickboxer Magazine, is republished here as an introduction to ‘Bangin’ Ben. He was recently interviewed for this blog on the subject of striking and the way it differs for MMA, boxing and kickboxing. Ben is a unique authority, having fought at an international level as both a boxer and a kickboxer. He also stands poised in the brink of international competition as an MMA fighter.
To say Errol Zimmerman made an impression on me is a profound understatement. I met him in 2008, the year before Golden Glory became the most famous – and fearsome – fight gym in the world.
International Kickboxer Magazine, Volume 16, Number 2
Melbourne Heavyweight Jarrod Boyle jumped on a plane at the end of February and headed to Breda, Holland for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – to train at the Golden Glory Gym of K1 stars Semmy Schilt, Stefan Leko and Chalid ‘Die Faust’ Arrab under the auspices of legendary trainers Cor Hemmers and Ramon Dekkers. Here he talks to MICHAEL SCHIAVELLO about life in the cauldron of one of the world’s most successful and toughest gyms.
International Kickboxer Magazine, Volume 16, Number 3
Australian Heavyweight Jarrod Boyle lives in Breda, Holland, where he trains out of the world-renowned Golden Glory Gym, home to such champions as Semmy Schilt, Errol Zimmerman, Gokhan Saki and Stefan Leko. In the following story, Jarrod takes us inside a typical Dutch ‘A Class’ training session.
FightLive Magazine, June/July 2016
“Life after fighting is more scary to me than dying.”
-‘John’ Wayne Parr.
I sat on the edge of the treatment table at the Albert Park Sports Medicine Center in 2006. I had come to ask Gary Nichols, former physio for the Collingwood Football Club, about a persistent twinge in my knee.
International Kickboxer magazine, Vol.18, No.4
The last time this magazine visited Nathan ‘Carnage’ Corbett, he was a month away from meeting a man roundly considered to be pound-for-pound the world’s best fighter, Tyrone Spong.