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Ford drivers become men of steel

Mar 31, 2010 No Comments by

A number of Ford V8 Supercar drivers will this week prove they are made of steel. Mark Winterbottom, Steve Richards, Paul Dumbrell and James Moffat are all set for the inaugural FPR Men of Steel Fitness Challenge which takes place over two days this week on the Gold Coast. Joining the drivers for the Orrcon […]

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First glimpse of JWP acting gig

Mar 28, 2010 5 Comments by

I am very lucky to have Jim Richards and his son Jacob come down to my gym and train a few times a week. Jim is a producer here on the Coast and gave Thor and I a chance to be in a short movie that we are going to enter into the LA film […]

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Thor hammers six-time world champion

Mar 27, 2010 1 Comment

JOHN Wayne Parr has witnessed and fought to record some incredible victories in the kickboxing ring. However, Thor Hoopmann’s destruction of six-time heavyweight world champion Paul Slowinski on Saturday night was up there among trainer Parr’s greatest highlights. “Paul had 20 kilos on Thor, had three times as many fights and had fought all over […]

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Parr Power John Wayne and Angie Parr

Mar 27, 2010 No Comments

John Wayne and Angie Parr juggle the commitments of kids, family life and high-profile careers as two of the nations most respected and successful fighters. What qualities make for a great family life? Are they similar to the qualities that make a great fighter? Visit International Kickboxer Magazine Online for full story http://www.kickboxermag.com.au/

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Fight for trophy space

Mar 27, 2010 No Comments

Space is running out along the trophy shelves of `John’ Wayne Parr’s gym in Burleigh. Already cluttered with the fruits of Parr and wife Angela’s world-beating Muay Thai careers, now one of his star pupils Sarah O’Connell is also demanding room. O’Connell this week returned from Bangkok where she won the WMPF 55kg world crown […]

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Locked And Loaded DVD

Mar 26, 2010 No Comments

Star of The Contender Asia and 5 time Muay Thai World Champion ‘The Gunslinger – John Wayne Parr’ presents Locked and Loaded. With 100 fights and over 20 years as a professional fighter John Wayne Parr is one of the world’s best. JWP has released his much anticipated Muay Thai Training DVD’s. JWP teaches authentic […]

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JWP signature custom rings

Mar 26, 2010 3 Comments

After having so much trouble trying to find a ring for my gym I was lucky enough to meet Shane who said there shouldn’t be any problems making one up. Shane made the ring in kit form making it easy to pull apart and put back up, after doing a few promotions we have worked […]

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JWP with v8 supercar drivers

Mar 23, 2010 No Comments

The boys had fun again this year. Just gave them a quick run through on technique, then some pad drills, then we padded up and got them sparring each other, then I did one round each with them. Mark Winterbottom is a natural and a few months training I reckon would have a good crack […]

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Tap Out Radio – JWP Evolution 18

Mar 11, 2010 No Comments

JWP talks about Evolution 18 and Recaps on Angies recent MMA fight

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John Wayne is one tough hombre not afraid to cry

Mar 10, 2010 No Comments

WATCHING his father die, coughing black blood and wheezing incomprehensible mutterings, hardened fighter John Wayne Parr broke down and wept uncontrollably. He has battled the most vicious Muay Thai boxers on the planet and seen more blood than a paramedic, but the sight of his dad being dissolved by cancer shattered Parr. Only 10 days […]

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