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Andrew Roubas: The Art of the Empty Hand

Posted in fighting, Journalism, Martial Arts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle
Shihan Andrew Roubas with Soshihan Gonnohyoe Yamamoto

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

Gary Palmer

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, December 2014

For Gary Palmer, martial arts have been part of his life for as long as he can remember.

“I started with boxing,” says Gary, “I grew up with it. I come from a boxing family. My grandfather was Dave Palmer, who was both heavy and light-heavyweight champion of Australia. He held several titles – that was back in the days when they weren’t so strict about weight; they let you fight up a division. Continue reading

Martin Day

Posted in Journalism, Martial Arts, Real Men, stick fighting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Martial Arts Magazine, Vol.28, No.11, November 2014

Combat Karate is a truly modern martial art that integrates skills and techniques from a variety of styles, based on founder Martin Day’s considerable experience in the fighting arts. Few instructors can claim a pedigree equal to Martin’s. Day served in the British Army for twenty years before founding his own style.

“I can’t say everything for security reasons,” says Martin at the outset of our discussion, “Because I signed the ‘Official Secrets Act’ when I left the British Army.” Continue reading

Reality-Based Self Defence: Scenario Training – 4

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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

“It doesn’t matter if you’re a 20th-degree black belt – if I attack you just as you’re getting out of the shower; you won’t do a jump front kick. You will yell, ‘Holy shit!’ and jump back. That is the withdrawal reflex; the recoil from danger.” Continue reading

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