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Bolters and Coolers: Tales of a Bouncer, Bodyguard and Cook

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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.

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