Muay Thai – Kickboxing – Children’s Classes – GRIT

Judging Bias. Why can judging Muay Thai Fights consistently be hard and how your biases and rule knowledge affect your thinking. (Part 2 of 2)

A comparison and review of the different scoring from different sanctioning bodies. This is a 2-part article. Please read part 1 first. Introduction. Rules from different sanctioning bodies and how they differ in scoring, explanation, and culture. Show how judges trained in one organisation can make mistakes with another, and anyone not trained in the […]

A short History & Overview of Phoenix Fight Team

PREPARED – COMPETENT – COMPOSED – RELENTLESS Phoenix Competition Team has grown from a small Canberra club to a well-known and respected national club with a consistent reputation for quality for fighters for over 25 years. Phoenix has trained state, national and international title holders across all sanctioning bodies, weight divisions, sexes, and age ranges […]

The fictious minefield of Insurance Cover for Combat Sports.

Will your insurance cover you? Are you ‘qualified’ to coach Muay Thai or Kickboxing? This is an article for club owners, managers, and head instructors. I am contacting you to just check something regarding your club insurance. I am not selling you anything and am not a, insurance broker. This is just out of concern […]

The Adventures of Antman in IRAQ [PART 5]

Hi Guys

You may have already seen the news about 3 explosions in Baghdad. After the three quietist days all year we were rocked by an explosion at 1721 and then two more in the next ten minutes. The explosions were huge, large clouds of smoke rising fast in the air. The explosion were out side the Sheraton hotel area which is were most of the journalists are housed. No info on casualties yet but it is likely to be high.

Media reports are two rockets followed a VBIED. I think it was two vbied about 400pounds followed by a cement truck with 800-1000 pounds. We are about 600m -1km from the explosion which occurred outside the IZ. I will remember them for a long time, the photo is the third explosion. We are standing on a cement slab path with felt like a small wave passed under our feet as the sound of the explosion overcame all your senses. Sounded like it was a lot closer. Hope you like the photo.

Have a quiet day.

The Adventures of Antman in IRAQ [PART 4]

THIS IS PART 4 OF THE IRAQ SERIES Click here to read part 1 if you prefer context and timeline or read the prequel here of how I ended up in Iraq prior to this series. If not, jump right in and enjoy. 20 Aug 05 Hi guys.I had some time off yesterday and went […]

The Adventures of Antman in IRAQ [PART 3]

THIS IS PART 3 OF THE IRAQ SERIES Click here to read part 1 if you prefer context and timeline or read the prequel here of how I ended up in Iraq prior to this series. If not, jump right in and enjoy. Hello Everyone My first rotation is nearly coming to an end. Only […]

The Adventures of Antman in IRAQ [PART 2]

THIS IS PART 2 OF THE IRAQ SERIES Click here to read part 1 if you prefer context and timeline or read the prequel here of how I ended up in Iraq prior to this series. If not, jump right in and enjoy. Hello everyone Thanks for the replies and information from home. Getting on […]

The Adventures of Antman in IRAQ [PART 1]

THIS IS PART 1 OF THE IRAQ SERIES If you prefer context and timeline on how I ended up in Iraq read the prequel here If not, jump right in and enjoy. A collection of emails and stories sent to friends and familyincluding a collection of photos. The adventure was the experience of a lifetime. […]

The Iraq diaries – A PREQUEL

THIS IS PART OF THE IRAQ SERIES Click here to read part 1 if you would rather jump right into the series, or if you prefer context and timeline of how I ended up in Iraq prior to this series then read on… The Iraq diaries (emails) where an unplanned collection of emails home during […]