Archive for March, 2013

Ricky and Tegan – As Real as it Gets

Posted in Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , , on March 28, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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Ricky Nixon has fronted court to answer charges of assaulting his former fiancée, Tegan Gould. I expect this will force him to put his career as a stand-up comic on hold.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/ricky-nixon-sentenced-to-200-hours-of-community-work-over-fiancee-assault/story-e6frg6nf-1226605349925

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Christian Ennor

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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I am lucky enough to have Christian Ennor holding pads for me. He is among the best pad holders I have worked with; he is systematic and understands not only how fights work, but how to train for them.

One of the things I admire most about him – other than his insight into the intricacies of fighting – is his physical courage. He always positions himself in such a way that I can get maximum leverage and power into my strikes, which is always at his expense. That kind of self-sacrifice is emblematic of the very best trainers.

He is also proof that a great trainer needs intelligence and insight every bit as much as experience.     Continue reading

Drag-Racing in the Desert of the Real

Posted in Film, Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Reading with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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I had an argument with some friends of mine recently about Dexter. Personally, I think that is a show for which the script is a poorly-written pretext for the violence. Continue reading

Charles Poliquin – Minister of Insanity

Posted in Fitness with tags , , on March 14, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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http://www.trainingdimensions.net/BPWC_Resource/WC_Resource_Documents/Fitness_elements/super_accumulation.pdf

This is probably my favorite training article – ever. Not only is it a fascinating insight into the kind of methods – and attitudes – that produce elite sportspeople, it’s also hellaciously funny.

And it’s my kind of humor.

Enjoy.

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