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The Greatest Kung Fu Story Never Told – Part Two

Posted in Journalism, Martial Arts, Real Men, True Crime with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2017 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, Vol. 30, No. 6, Aug-Sept 2016

Preparation for the story on the Sue family made for a lot of reading. I googled old newspaper articles on the subject of the Fitzgerald Inquiry, as well as the place of the Sue family within it. Continue reading

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Torture Holiday

Posted in Journalism, Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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One of the more remarkable out-takes from a recent interview I conducted for Blitz Martial Arts Magazine.  Continue reading

Salem Assli: Savate Master!

Posted in fighting, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 7, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, Volume 29, No. 4, April 2015

Salem Assli is a vocational teacher of many martial arts. Ironically, he found his way to the art of his native country through an assiduous study of Jeet Kune Do, the martial art of Bruce Lee. 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

Reality-Based Self Defence: Scenario Training – 2

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, September 2014 Vol. 28. No.9

“Senshido is not a style or system as such,” begins Jimmy Armstrong, the Glen Waverly-based instructor who also teaches Lee Morrison’s Urban Combatives. “It’s more a collective group of people that really want to help others and we use the vehicle of self-protection to do that. A lot of people seem to think it’s a style [or] system and all we do is shred people and do scenario training to the ‘nth’ degree, but what we do is far bigger than just those two things.” Continue reading

Reality-Based Self Defense: Scenario Training – 1

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, September 2014 Vol. 28. No.9

Nearly all of the world’s top self-defence instructors advocate some sort of stress-inoculation training. The logic is that in order to know your technique will work under pressure, you must test yourself beforehand. That said, how does scenario training affect trainees mentally, and is it really necessary? After all, many have successfully defended themselves without having done a minute’s scenario training, and some report traumatic responses afterwards. JARROD BOYLE investigates. Continue reading

Doomsday Preparation and Reality-Based Self-Defence

Posted in Jokes, Journalism, Real Men, Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , , , , , on July 15, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle
Jarrah Loh being throttled by Royce Gracie

Jarrah Loh being throttled by Royce Gracie

“Doomsday preppers and people like that… they want someone to kidnap their kids so they can go kick some ass.”

-Jarrah Loh, editor of International Kickboxer and Fight! Magazine speaking on the subject of ‘extreme’ members of the martial arts community.

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