Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on May 21, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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As far as Pat was concerned, lawn bowls, like golf and chess, was not a sport. Lawn bowls was a non-sport that he didn’t know how to play. Continue reading

Possibly the most embarrassing moment of my life

Posted in Journalism, Observation, Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Many readers of this blog would no doubt believe I am inured to embarrassment. Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Fiction, Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on May 12, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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The sun was beating down on a mid-week afternoon when Pat alighted the tram at the corner of Fitzroy Street and Canterbury Road. Things in St Kilda had changed considerably in the years he had been away. Continue reading

Salem Assli: Savate Master!

Posted in fighting, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 7, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, Volume 29, No. 4, April 2015

Salem Assli is a vocational teacher of many martial arts. Ironically, he found his way to the art of his native country through an assiduous study of Jeet Kune Do, the martial art of Bruce Lee. Continue reading

Wayne Bridge: Full Circle

Posted in Journalism, Martial Arts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, Vol.29, No.3 March 2015

The mark of a great instructor is one who can present complex ideas simply. In doing so, the breadth of Wayne Bridge’s experience prompts him to quote Bruce Lee. Continue reading

Andrew Roubas: The Art of the Empty Hand

Posted in fighting, Journalism, Martial Arts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle
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Blitz Magazine, Volume 29, No. 4, April 2015

Like all practitioners whose life has been dedicated to their art, Shihan Andrew Roubas, eighth Dan in Goju Ryu Karate, becomes philosophical when making sense of it. Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on April 26, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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“Hobby farming isn’t very punk rock,” said Pat.

“You know what he does?” asked Wally, the spike of resentment coming right to the end of his tongue. “He rents the place to schools so the kiddies can come and pet the animals. All this from the man who fronted a band that once opened for Iggy Pop.” Continue reading

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