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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 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. […]

A short Bio on the Author > Anthony Manning

Anthony Manning I was an active kid into every sport. I have been doing martial arts since I was 13, that is 40 years! Everything I have done has been towards the goal of being a martial artist that is competent, lives by a honourable code and is very fit and healthy. My martial skills […]

MY 40 RULES OF LIFE

I have developed these for me, they are not designed for everyone. Maybe a few of them will help your life stay centered and will resonate with you. I read them often and remember the lessons behind then and how they can help me every day in making the most of life. Get out of […]

The LAW’s of HARD according to LIFE.

THE LAWs OF HARD Life is hard and there are so many hard things that we need some dot point of what actually is hard and why hard is good, hard is life. That everything in your life is good because everything in your life has made you who you are. That nothing of any […]

All About Opening a New Phoenix and a New Future

(longer but more heartfelt than Anthony ever thought capable) Giving 100% to those that are right in front of you and being useful. Those who turn up to learn, be challenged and for each other. Phoenix is now back in a FT premises, not renting, not hiring but our own club house. It is an awesome facility […]