John Jarvis

Biography

John Jarvis retired from martial arts in 1988 after twenty-five years of practice. He was Australasia's most qualified teacher holding 16 black belts in five different disciplines and one of the few men to achieve the 100-man fight.

He began his studies in London, lived in Japan for a year in 1967 and has made five return visits, the last in 1989.

John has had a parallel career in secondary school teaching, specialising in physical education and religious studies.

He is a former consultant editor to International Martial Arts and a contributing editor to South Pacific Martial Arts. His autobiography is Kurosaki Killed the Cat.

John is retired and lives on his yacht Gulliver in Wellington, New Zealand.

John is also the author of the following books:

Zakari
East of Hydaspes
Valley Low

Where to find John Jarvis online

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Where to buy in print


Books

The Adventures of Zig and Zog
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Price: $3.85 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Zig and Zog are twins that have powers that they must keep secret, even from their parents. Follow Zig and Zog around the world and share their adventures.
Random Gene
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Price: $5.85 USD. Words: 60,210. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(3.00 from 1 review)
Four centuries after the religious era. The world is run by a doctocracy of mainly female senior scientists. They control Genetics to keep the human race free of disease. Lan and Tsu are among the few that are different and the challenge the status quo. Global warfare.
Whalecom
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Price: $5.85 USD. Words: 62,560. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
What natural or unnatural causes are causing whale species to lose their navigation skills and beach in their thousands? Where have the whales gone after deserting their traditional migration routes? What are the reasons for political turmoil and intrigue in the Far East, and are they related?
Kania
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Price: $5.85 USD. Words: 62,900. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
An ancient Kingdom occupied by the Dutch, Japanese and Indonesians gains independence after a bitter war of independence by using hidden stockpiles of World War Two Japanese weapons. Kania has to endure pirates, Global businesses intent on exploiting her natural resources of oil, fishing and minerals.
East of Hydaspes
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Price: $5.85 USD. Words: 84,100. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Did Alexander the Great turn back at India of did he carry on his conquests into a China involved in a bitter inter-state conflict? East of Hydaspes looks at an intriguing battle between Alexander histories greatest tactical general and Sun Tzu China's greatest master of strategy. East of Hydaspes makes compelling reading.
Zakari
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Price: $5.85 USD. Words: 76,600. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Zakari is the story of a boy shipwrecked in Japan in 1855. He undergoes physical, mental and spiritual changes in a foreign country that is itself undergoing rapid changes after forced exposure to the technically stronger western nations. There is tension and confusion as Zakari becomes more Japanese and some Japanese more westernized.
Young Dick
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Price: $5.85 USD. Words: 64,350. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Richard is the son of a sea captain sent to a boarding school in North Yorkshire. He is rescued from the cruel environment by a friend of his father and becomes a cabin boy on a pre Captain Cook private venture to discover the great southern continent.
Valley Low
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Price: $5.85 USD. Words: 84,410. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
A declining town under civil siege; An underfunded Police Force; Overfunded drug gangs; A dysfunctional high school. Peter Harrington is the only applicant for Headmaster at Valley High School. He battles ministerial apathy, incompetent staffing, suicide, sex scandles, Japanese intrigue, A Tsunami and a family kidnapping to instill pride performance and panache
Scipio's Shadow
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Price: $5.85 USD. Words: 77,250. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Classical Greece & Rome
Scipio's Shadow follows the career of a young Marius who has suffered disinheritance due to political intrigue. It follows General Scipio's campaigns against Hannibal and his brothers. He achieves military honors, finds love, becomes Rome's top engineer and ultimately achieves the title 'First Man in Rome'.

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