Okinawa Calling: Sensei Damien Martin on Rediscovering the Roots of Karate

Posted in Journalism, Martial Arts with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle


Blitz Magazine, Volume 31, Number 6 December 2017/January 2018

Okinawa is the birthplace of karate. Japan’s fifth-largest prefecture was a cauldron of conflict during the second world war and is now a bucolic territory, known to boast one of the largest populations of centenarians in the world. Continue reading


Fighting in Public Places

Posted in Fiction on February 17, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle



I don’t believe in threats. A threat is specific, and knowable. It comes from you, and it’s contained and bordered by words. Fear, however, is personal. It’s amorphous and endless. Like a gas, it expands to fill a space.

“You’re done! You’re done!” said the others.

“I’m done when I say I’m done,” I replied, trying to find his eye. Continue reading

Fighting in Public Places

Posted in Fiction on February 10, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle



Jester Mitolo Cabernet Sauvignon from McLaren Vale, South Australia.

She never loved you.  

Further down, Kaysler Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley.

She never loved you.  

In the next rack, Saltram’s Barossa Shiraz.

She never loved you.

I opted for the Kaysler. Continue reading

Fighting in Public Places

Posted in Fiction on February 5, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle



Maybe she didn’t love me. Worse, all those times we lay in each other’s arms at night, she may have just been doing that so I’d keep paying her registration fees and mobile phone bills. Continue reading

Fighting in Public Places

Posted in Fiction on January 28, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle





Night. A depthless, crystalline dark. I was lighting candles when the phone rang.

“Hey Monkey,” I said, “How’s it going?”  Continue reading

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World and the Crime She Committed Against Her Own Face

Posted in Love letters with tags , , , , , , on January 4, 2018 by Jarrod Boyle


We met at the gym. I can remember a number of occasions I had seen her before we spoke, and she flowed inside the parameters of her name. Continue reading

Chris Bradford Versus Steve McKinnon: Powerplay 36

Posted in fighting, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , on December 22, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle


Chris Bradford meets one of the world’s best cruiserweight kickboxers on Saturday, May 12 of next year. He sits down to tell JARROD BOYLE all about it. Continue reading

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