Archive for April, 2015

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
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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

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on April 26, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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“Hobby farming isn’t very punk rock,” said Pat.

“You know what he does?” asked Wally, the spike of resentment coming right to the end of his tongue. “He rents the place to schools so the kiddies can come and pet the animals. All this from the man who fronted a band that once opened for Iggy Pop.” Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on April 26, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Melbourne is a city with manic-depressive weather. Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on April 19, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Pat hit the street and started walking fast, his mind churning like a cement-mixer. Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – a Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on April 12, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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“Where was I?”

“You just told me you’re an alcoholic.”

“Yes. I am. But that’s not the real reason I’m here to see you.”

“Oh?” Helen asked, recrossing her legs. Continue reading

Ben Edwards – Australian Boxing Champion

Posted in fighting, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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How about these rugby players?

There’s a difference between being a fighter and being an athlete. I’ve been in situations in a fight were I can feel my brain is swelling inside my head. You ask yourself a question in situations like that. Continue reading

Men Versus Women in the Cage

Posted in fighting, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , on April 10, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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It’s happened.

Larissa Schroeder fought and defeated Fernando Lemos in a single round, concluded by referee’s decision at first blood.

How long until we see it elsewhere?

What does it mean?

And how will it make us feel?

http://www.news.com.au/sport/boxing/woman-leaves-man-bloodied-beaten-in-mma-fight/story-fndkzthy-1227297148576
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Vale: Sergei Laschenko

Posted in fighting, Kickboxing, Obituary, Real Men with tags , , , , on April 9, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Twenty-seven year old Sergei Lascenko has been shot and killed in Odessa, Ukraine.

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2015/4/8/8371425/sergei-lascenko-death-shot-killed-odessa-hospital-ukraine-k1

Ben Edwards – Australian Boxing Champion

Posted in fighting, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Ben Edwards is always good for a chat. Since last we spoke, he has added Australian Heavyweight Boxing Champion to his string of achievements. He was kind enough to do a lap of the Theme Park in order to fill us in on the details.

What happened with Glory? Continue reading

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