Archive for January, 2012

Happy Thought for the Day

Posted in Observation with tags , on January 24, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

“First they came for the communists, but I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the Jews but I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for the trade unionists, but I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Catholics, but I didn’t speak up because I was a protestant.

Then they came for me, and by that time, there was no one left to stand up.”

-Pastor Martin Neimoeller

The World is a Deaf Machine: The Loser’s Manifesto

Posted in Observation, Reading with tags , , , , on January 24, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

The Red Tree – a children’s storybook – is one of those rare works of art so powerful, it completely transcends its genre. However, I would never allow my kids to look at it. Continue reading

Nathan 'Carnage' Corbett: What's on for 2012

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Nathan ‘Carnage’ Corbett gives us the flip side of Richard Walsh’s coin. Continue reading

Kickboxing Showreel – Updated

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

My updated kickboxing showreel, courtesy of Nick Moore. He’s been joking about making a version where I sustain all the hits. Probably not a bad idea – there’s probably more than a few people who would enjoy it.

Workout – 17/01/12

Posted in Fitness on January 17, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Today’s workout was a cracker, hence my enthusiastic posting. The theory behind it is to provide a holistic resistance session with a significant cardiovascular component; the idea being to get the heart rate between 85 and 100% of maximum, which is where the heart rate will be when fighting. At this intensity, the body respires differently and the muscles fire specifically, so to be ‘fit’ for a fight, you need to work with your HR in this range. Continue reading

Biting the Hand That feeds

Posted in Film, Observation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

As a young man, George A. Romero was one of my heroes. Continue reading

Richard Walsh – What's on for 2012

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Tomas Hron vs Nathan Corbett, round 1 of the MPL

Richard Walsh is one of Australia’s best Muay Thai trainers. He spent a few minutes talking about what 2012 has in store for his most famous charge, Nathan ‘Carnage’ Corbett. Continue reading

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