a real problem for many people. We tend to think that it affects children alone
but sadly, it affects a wide spectrum of people including grown men and women.
I’ve been dealing with bullies as an instructor for decades and my passion to
stop bullying stems from my own experiences as a victim of it. As a […]
Tactics over Techniques
I see lots of examples of martial arts and what I see is just a repetition of what everyone else is doing, which is acquiring more techniques. More techniques means more complication, more to memorise, more to practice and this leads to a diffusion of ones skill and you risk becoming ‘a jack […]
I have many pet hates in the martial arts and sport is of them. When I hear people say martial arts is a great sport, I cringe, and want to scream ‘it’s not a sport!’ I’ve never been short of strong opinions as you may see in my blogs, but to me to see the […]
What’s wrong with the martial arts?
Last time I discussed ‘what are the martial arts?’ and this time I’d like to discuss what’s wrong with them? Wow! Where do I start? After 50 years of martial arts study I have seen many changes but almost none that were needed. For instance, back in the 1970’s people […]
Part One – What’s in it for me?
For many years I thought the martial arts were about fighting and combat and on the face of it they are. Martial means warlike, its name comes from Mars the roman god of war. But just as war is not the first goal of a general, nor should […]
Some of the most successful people are not overnight sensations. It takes years of struggle, learning and unlearning to be a hit. You don’t necessarily have to travel a harsh route to get there.
Here are five things you can do to hit your personal development goals.
Take initiative to do these and you could be […]
The definition of success will vary depending on who you ask. Many who taste success have tasted desperate times as well. J.K Rowling was refused by 12 publishers before her book was accepted for publishing. It went on to be one of the biggest book and movie series of the 21st century. Winning is not […]
That one thing we badly need in this most distracting age in the history of mankind. After all, when procrastination strikes, we have no where to run. We just plop down and do nothing or….may be a little something with our phones (read “watch cute cat videos”)
The fact is there are millions of ways, […]
I’m a keen observer of people, I’ve always been a people watcher, believing that I’ll learn more from peoples’ actions than their words. Their words are what they think they think or want to appear to think but how they act is the reality of who they really are, as Aristotle said ‘we are what […]
Let us get this straight, everyone loves hacks. They make things easy after all. This is why martial arts that require years of practice, discipline and patience may not seem like the conventional quick route to personal development.
Truth is, martial arts are one of the richest sources to learn more than a thing or […]