Bolters and Coolers

Tales of a Bouncer, Bodyguard and Cook

by Watson Watson

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 15/08/2012

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781452556314
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781452556307

About the Book

In Bolters and Coolers, Noel Watson tells true, rough-and-ready stories about the art of street fighting. At seventeen, he trained with Zen Do Kai martial arts and learned if you wanted to survive on the street, you needed to know more than how to fight. He was one of only two white belts to receive a black gi, a highly privileged bushido cross, and the nickname “Crazy Horse” by Soke Bob Jones.

He travels across the Nullarbor Plain with best mate, Rod Stroud, to build a security business while bouncing in some of the roughest pubs and clubs in Perth, Western Australia. His recollections of violent club brawls and street fights motivate him to seek an easier way to make a living.

Catch a rare glimpse to life on the road with Australia's rock legend and front man for Cold Chisel, Jimmy Barnes when he takes “Crazy Noel” on the road as his personal security and karate instructor.

Noel becomes a self-taught cook and opens a Hawaiian cafe in Byron Bay. His kitchen becomes his dojo as he seeks inner peace and turns his back on violence and the hardcore lifestyle of his past.

About the Author

Noel Watson grew up street fighting in Brisbane, Queensland. His training and teaching martial arts continued while bouncing doors in pubs and nightclubs around Perth, Western Australia. Jimmy Barnes took Noel on the road as his security coordinator and karate instructor. Noel lives in Hawaii with his wife and family.