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About charliereeve

Unashamedly British, unquestionably quirky and undeniably obsessive. Author of gradrecruiter

Finding my spirit shout

What is a spirit shout? Contrary to popular belief it has nothing to do with vodka and my shouting into the porcelain megaphone – which is legendary, by the way. Rather it is each person’s outward expression of their inner … Continue reading

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This blog has moved to gojublogger.wordpress.com

Sorry to be a pain. As of May 25th 2011, I changed the URL of my blog to: http://gojublogger.wordpress.com Please visit that site for the most up to date blogs and new blog posts will not appear on this URL.

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33 reasons to love Goju Ryu karate

Why 33? No particular reason. Just thought it was a nice number. Here’s a list of 33 reasons to love Goju Ryu karate: 1. Fitness – before I started Goju Ryu I was the Jonny Vegas of fitness – preferring a pint of Guinness and a … Continue reading

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Top 10 push-ups from hell

I often wonder where this blog draws the line between insight and provocation? It seems that recently it has crossed the line and has its feet planted firmly in provocation territory. Now Karma is at work. Since posting “Bolding going … Continue reading

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An unexpected benefit: part 2

I’ve never been the kind of person who just dips their toe in the water to see how it feels. Nope. I jump right in or I don’t jump in at all. With Goju Ryu karate, it is fair to … Continue reading

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An extraordinarily tenuous link between TGI Friday’s and Goju-Ryu

Having a part-time job at TGI Friday’s taught me to flare better than Tom Cruise (cool for party tricks), carry three glasses in one hand (cool for ordering 6 pints at the bar – no tray required), and my top … Continue reading

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An oh so middle-class phobia

After a gruelling pre-bank holiday class, I am still reeling from the shock of ‘light’ sparring for 5 minutes. I mean come on, 5 little minutes! Yes, another stunningly weak performance of stamina and strength from Mr Lame-ass (aka me). … Continue reading

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