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Rubber Bullets and Riot Police: Istanbul Pride March, 2015

Posted in Journalism, Observation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 30, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle
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‘Boyle’ is the Turkish word for ‘queer’.

Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you’ll find a riot with your name on it. Continue reading

How to Get Out of your Personal Trainer’s Agreement with Goodlife

Posted in Goodlife, Journalism, Observation, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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“The fox condemns the trap, not himself.”

– William Blake,

Proverbs of Hell.

It’s been remarkably busy down here in the offices of Theme Park at Its Darkest the past few weeks, even though the entire outfit has relocated to Istanbul. One could say that there has been an unofficial mainline to the grape-vine and, as a result, the mailbox has been heaving. Continue reading

First Blood: Goodlife Backs Down

Posted in Goodlife, Journalism, Observation, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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“The cut worm forgives the plow.”

– William Blake,

Proverbs of Hell.

I received an email today from Lance Williams, so-called ‘Head of Fitness’ at Goodlife gyms, Australia-wide. Continue reading

Goodlife Rapes the Fitness Industry

Posted in Goodlife, Journalism, Observation, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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‘He who has suffered you to impose on him, knows you.’

– William Blake,

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

It is time to dump the bucket. 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

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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Shihan Andrew Roubas (left) with Soshihan Gonnohyoe Yamamoto

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

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