Month: September 2018

Black Shirt Grading Night Saturday 10th November from 6pm

It’s that time of the year again when I take the list of last years Black Shirt Achievers along with the Honor Board to the Framers. This years Black Shirt Grading will add another 20 or so to the board as well which is updated just before the next years Fight Night. Tickets which include […]

Tragedy in Bondi – Jordan Byrne

Jordan a Black Shirt from the class of 2016 was stabbed to death Saturday 26th August in what I believe was an act of heroism protecting a woman. Jordan was full of life achieving much in his 26 years. He was kind of wild but a character with no malice in his heart. What a […]

Farewell Good friend

We recently said goodbye to my great friend and former student Guyon Cates who passed away Sunday 26th August after a long battle with illness. My dear buddy showed amazing dignity and courage to the very end and the nights we had together were just so special . Rest easy buddy we miss your laughter. […]

Renovations in progress

Thanks so much to Ethan for building a great punch bag hanging bar capable of holding 4 bags. This has allowed us to clear the floor area and have more room for the ever increasing numbers in classes. New mats as well for the ring with a canvas and new ropes coming then ultimately a […]

Tent boxing at the Frontier Festival

As part of his closing speech Will talked of why having Tent Boxing was important for the festival. During the period from the 1920’s through 1950’s our indigenous peoples were forced to live in settlements and unable even to travel to the next village to see their relatives. Tent Boxing therefore was one of the […]

The Frontier Festival 16th – 19th August 2018

What an amazing journey I drove 6000km over 10 days and then had 4 days of exquisite experience in the Gulf Country. Our wonderful former student and brilliant boxer Alec (Will to us) Doomadgee and his wife Amy put on an amazing festival with it’s focus firmly on our first peoples. I have become so […]