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Very cool! I'm jealous.

Did you have a chance to meet many MartialTalk members while you were down there?

Hey Tony, I met and trained with K-man as he hosted the seminar! You should see the beautiful Training Hall that K-man and Mal McRae have. Simply gorgeous and large! I also met Doug Tucker who came to chat from Martial Arts Planet. Really a good guy to talk with about Filipino Martial Arts!


Good to hear you had a great time Brian, I saw some faces I recognise in your blog post.

Also excellent to see the MT broader community getting together, especially from different sides of the world.

Hey jezr74 it was a great time. Lots of fun and a great group of people to train with!
 

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I'm reading the posts and looking at the pictures and it looks like a lot of fun. I also find I am starting to wonder if I can physically handle that anymore, but I sure would have liked to give it a try....and meeting the faces behind the names on MT would be great too... and I too am jealous
 

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I'm reading the posts and looking at the pictures and it looks like a lot of fun. I also find I am starting to wonder if I can physically handle that anymore, but I sure would have liked to give it a try....and meeting the faces behind the names on MT would be great too... and I too am jealous
Hey, you're welcome at any time too. It was good fun and we had a bbq after training one night and a group with partners out for dinner the next. It's always good when martial artists get together socially. You see a different side.
 

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For Melbourne (no one likes Sydney).. how long are you there and are you only able to get to CBD areas? Few things below that are more local..

If your using public transport to get around make sure you get yourself a Myki Card, is the only thing you can use to get around on the Trams and Trains. Trams in Melbourne City will take you out to St.Kilda and Brunswick for Drinks and Food, if you happy to step out of the CBD a little (20 mins away). Otherwise, cabs or hire cars.

Food \ Drink, outside of the CBD
Lygon Street, mainly Italian food and great coffee.
St.Kilda Esplanade and Acland St. like Dropbear said. Lots of pubs and restraints.
Crown Casino and Waterfront, heaps of eating, drinks and shopping.

Site Seeing, things to do around Melbourne City.
Our Old Gaol, The Old Melbourne Gaol Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne Star, Official Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Website
Tall Ship, Polly Woodside Tall ship
ACMI

Few things to get you started...
It sad that Melburnian insecurity was displayed here. Instead of welcoming a brother to our country you have to put your small town mentality on display shameful. Yes I am from Sydney.

To the brother coming to Australia G'Day Mate. Sydney and Melbourne offer very varied interests. Some of the Australian icons are within the Sydney CBD like the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge (do the bridge climb its one for the bucket list), Bondi Beach ( its winter here though), The Rocks, Luna Park and Darling Harbour.

Melbourne has different offerings its like chasing a nip of 40 year old whiskey with beer.

Please enjoy your stay.
 
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Hey Geo,

I am back now but Melbourne and Sydney were both wonderful places!

Australia is simply beautiful. Love your country and can't wait to come back!
 

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Hey Geo,

I am back now but Melbourne and Sydney were both wonderful places!

Australia is simply beautiful. Love your country and can't wait to come back!
Hey Brian,

Glad you enjoyed! Next time you're back try Cairns and Darwin they have smashing sites there as well.

Cheers Mate!

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It sad that Melburnian insecurity was displayed here. Instead of welcoming a brother to our country you have to put your small town mentality on display shameful. Yes I am from Sydney.

To the brother coming to Australia G'Day Mate. Sydney and Melbourne offer very varied interests. Some of the Australian icons are within the Sydney CBD like the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge (do the bridge climb its one for the bucket list), Bondi Beach ( its winter here though), The Rocks, Luna Park and Darling Harbour.

Melbourne has different offerings its like chasing a nip of 40 year old whiskey with beer.

Please enjoy your stay.


According to the Aussie soaps Sydney is the place they go to and never come back from, it seems to be a euphemism for not having your contract renewed.

On the other hand I don't suppose you could pop down to Bondi and give Kerrbox a hug from me, I always think he needs one ( for others see Bondi Beach Lifeguards, needs to be watched for the most unflappable, laid back understating rescuing going)
 

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According to the Aussie soaps Sydney is the place they go to and never come back from, it seems to be a euphemism for not having your contract renewed.

On the other hand I don't suppose you could pop down to Bondi and give Kerrbox a hug from me, I always think he needs one ( for others see Bondi Beach Lifeguards, needs to be watched for the most unflappable, laid back understating rescuing going)
Hi Tez3 how are you?

Many consider Melbourne as the Aussie tinseltown although Fox has sound stages here in Sydney. However most of local TV shows and movies are produced in the state of Victoria but not necessarily shot entirely there. So really the hive of up and coming tv and movie stars is Victoria even though the location is everywhere. Sydney in this context is the outposted office.

Bondi Rescue the TV show is just that, entertainment but those boys and girls at various Surf Life and Save clubs are all volunteers and do good work off camera. Have you been down under?

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Have you been down under?

Ooer that's a bit personal! :) Sadly no I haven't, I have a friend in Tasmania, used to work with him here, he's what a Guiding friend of mine calls a bouncing Pom lol, he was a copper in Sheffield here, a copper in Hobart, a copper back here, the Governor's driver in Tasmania, we were going out to see him but of course he came back! My Guiding friend went out there got married had two kids but husband was a drinker, so she upped and left.

To be honest it's the stupid tourists that make me laugh on the Bondi programme, 'never seen the sea? can't swim? well of course you go in the sea half clothed!
 
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