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‘Art With Values’.

Posted in Pretensions toward cultural theory, Reading, Real Men, trauma with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2020 by Jarrod Boyle

There’s a friend of mine, a very successful artist, who I admire very much. I met him twenty years ago when we were working together in a dirty nightclub in South Melbourne; he was collecting glasses and I was bouncing. We both aspired to art, and he hit critical pay-dirt much earlier than I (who am I fooling – I still haven’t got there).

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My Dark Vanessa

Posted in Pretensions toward cultural theory, Reading with tags , , , , , , on August 2, 2020 by Jarrod Boyle



Our relationship lasted until after I graduated. She left her husband and I’d left school, and she came over to my apartment one day and we talked about doing it properly. Continue reading

Reality-Based Self Defense: Scenario Training – 1

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


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

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