Archive for Tim Larkin

Why Game of Thrones Has Come to Fascinate Us

Posted in Film, Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Lord of the Flies is one of the world’s best-loved allegories of civilization and the way it has played out through violence. Continue reading

Reality-Based Self Defence: Scenario Training – 5

Posted in Journalism, Real Men with tags , , , , , , on October 8, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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

“Competition sport has protected us from the ugly reality,” says Tim Larkin, founder of Target Focus Training. “Last I checked, the UFC has 31 rules, and 27 of them are pertaining to injury to the human body. 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

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