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The Long Road: ‘John’ Wayne Parr

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, March/April 2015

There are many things to like about ‘John’ Wayne Parr. Best of all, he always comes up with a story. Just ask his friend, Joe Rogan. Continue reading

Rubber Bullets and Riot Police: Istanbul Pride March, 2015

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

‘Boyle’ is the Turkish word for ‘queer’.

Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you’ll find a riot with your name on it. 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
Shihan Andrew Roubas with Soshihan Gonnohyoe Yamamoto

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

Paul Brennan: ‘Kind-Of-Extremely-Violent’

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, January 2015

Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu is among the most practical, street-ready forms of kung fu available. Paul Brennan can testify to that, having learned it on the tough streets of Kowloon, Hong Kong, from one of the progenitors of the style, Ip Shui. Continue reading

Gary Palmer

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, December 2014

For Gary Palmer, martial arts have been part of his life for as long as he can remember.

“I started with boxing,” says Gary, “I grew up with it. I come from a boxing family. My grandfather was Dave Palmer, who was both heavy and light-heavyweight champion of Australia. He held several titles – that was back in the days when they weren’t so strict about weight; they let you fight up a division. Continue reading

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