The Blue Brick | Inspired Yarns

Women’s Self Defence

As a martial artist I’ve had a lot of exposure to different ways of looking at self defence. One of the things I’ve found interesting lately is the rise of this movement called ‘slut-walk’. At one end of that spectrum are people who believe that,…

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Unexpected Gifts

The Senpai (Martial Arts Teaching Assistant) of our school is grading for his 3rd degree black belt next month. Last weekend I got to be the photographer for his Sandan photos. They’re very dramatic and with his permission I hope to share some after the…

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Part of the submission for an exam I’m taking in Karate includes photos of myself – not an easy task since I hate being on the ‘wrong’ side of the camera, I’m picky as hell and very uncomfortable with being photographed. To combat this we…

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