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Moral Complexity

Posted in Journalism, Observation, Real Men with tags , , on November 19, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Martin Luther King Junior was a mad philanderer. Richard Cohen, in an article published in yesterday’s Washington Post, ponders the implications were it more widely known at the time.

Erik Miskle: Muay Thai Fever

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, Sept/Oct 2014

Erik Miskle was in danger of entering a safe, conservative lifestyle when he was saved from it by a brush with Muay Thai fever. Continue reading

Skills to Pay the Bills: Wes Capper

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

International Kickboxer Magazine, Sept/Oct 2014

Wes Capper has a lot to say about a lot of different things, but on one subject, he is unequivocal:

“I want to win a world boxing title.” Continue reading

Reality-Based Self Defence: Scenario Training – 5

Posted in Journalism, Real Men with tags , , , , , , on October 8, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, September 2014 Vol. 28. No.9

“Competition sport has protected us from the ugly reality,” says Tim. “Last I checked, the UFC has 31 rules, and 27 of them are pertaining to injury to the human body. Continue reading

Reality-Based Self Defence: Scenario Training – 4

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, September 2014 Vol. 28. No.9

“It doesn’t matter if you’re a 20th-degree black belt – if I attack you just as you’re getting out of the shower; you won’t do a jump front kick. You will yell, ‘Holy shit!’ and jump back. That is the withdrawal reflex; the recoil from danger.” Continue reading

Reality-Based Self Defence: Scenario Training – 3

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , , , , , on October 6, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, September 2014 Vol. 28. No.9

Geoff Thompson, father of modern self-defence training, comes from a similar background to Jim Armstrong, having grown up and learned to make a living as a doorman and bouncer on the mean streets of the UK. Continue reading

Reality-Based Self Defence: Scenario Training – 2

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, September 2014 Vol. 28. No.9

“Senshido is not a style or system as such,” begins Jimmy Armstrong, the Glen Waverly-based instructor who also teaches Lee Morrison’s Urban Combatives. “It’s more a collective group of people that really want to help others and we use the vehicle of self-protection to do that. A lot of people seem to think it’s a style [or] system and all we do is shred people and do scenario training to the ‘nth’ degree, but what we do is far bigger than just those two things.” Continue reading

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