Sunday, 31 August 2014

Mad Max Does Krav

From the 3rd Mad Max movie, Beyond Thunderdome.**

Invited into Aunty Entity's (Tina Turner) living quarters, a beaten and tired AND thirsty Max is offered fresh fruit, a veritable luxury in post apocalyptic Australia. 

At a secret signal from Aunty everyone in the room attacks Max (more or less at the same time) and he magnificently beats them up.

Notice usage of objects in the room; checking personal space; scanning (like a boss!!!); groin strikes; and being VERY sneaky.


**  The one where Max gets all soppy, and divided the franchise fans like Moses and the Red Sea.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

New Book Out...The Sunder of the Octagon

My 7th book (8th f you count the Spanish translation of The Cockroach Effect) is out next week.

THE SUNDER OF THE OCTAGON: Tales of Alegria Book II is the sequel to THE CATASTROPHE OF THE EMERALD QUEEN and is available in Kindle and paperback versions. Aimed at children aged 10+ it can also be enjoyed by older readers**

The continuing story of the magical world of Alegria.

Book has fight sequences inspired by Krav Maga. It also has a character named Alaskadie who is based upon Expert level 3 KMG instructor Jacek Walczak.

Also has big anti-bullying themes and I have been visiting High schools in the county to publicise the book and talk to the kids about my experiences at school in the 1980s and how they inspired me to write these books.

Signed copies will be available from me on September 14th at Demoncon 8 in Maidstone, Kent, UK. The cover artist Anneka Reay and the illustrator Paul Rose will also be there to sign copies and offer sketches and prints.

Also at Leamington Comic Con on Saturday October 18th.

Spread the word....


** (like a certain other series of books involving a small boy with glasses and a magic wand, or the one about that pansy of a vampire who goes to High school, wears sensible jumpers and drives a Golf...I mean THAT'S not a vampire. Ever seen "Let The Right One In" THAT'S a vampire! Mess with a vampire's loved one and they rip your head off and drop it in a swimming pool. They don't get out of their Golf in their sensible V-neck jumper and "glare" at the 6 guys about to rape their girlfriend. Hunger Games is good though. Katniss Everdeen is a badass. Think I'm ranting now. Need to stop.)

Sunday, 24 August 2014

The Kravving Dead

Artist  Phil Buckenham  specialises in zombifications.

He takes a subject and draws them as if they are a rotting, flesh eating, reanimated corpse.


This one was done about 18 months ago and is me in Krav Maga gear.

I have the original on my wall at home.

Anyone wants one, Phil can be contacted via the link above.

He will also be at Demoncon 8 in Maidstone, Kent on September 14th.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Shakesperian Nights

Krav Maga Midlands

Night Parks Scenarios

Seminar No. 4

My review of our seminar on July 18th in the RSC park in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Written for my club Krav Maga Midlands.

What fun we had!!!

(click photo)

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The Anger Games

My fight with the Predators at the Eyal Yanilov World Tour
June 1st 2014, Hengrove Park Leisure Centre, Bristol, UK.

10 of us got picked by Eyal himself to do this. 

Scary but fun.

Photos from Eyal Yanilov World Tour

KMG 40th Anniversary Tour

June 1st 2014
 Hengrove Leisure Centre, Bristol UK

(click photo for link)