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Pork Chop – The anti-bullying video – Amazeballs


Shane Koyczan was bullied a lot when he was a kid. So he took that pain and made this stunning video with the help of some amazingly talented people. It’s kind of breathtaking and powerful, just a warning. Also, it has a happy ending. http://www.upworthy.com/bullies-called-him-pork-chop-he-took-that-pain-with-him-and-then-cooked-it-into

Lola: Trust No One – WIP


Chapter 1 – Never say never He screamed. It was a scream of pure pain. Then, it stopped. Mike was gone. Forever. A tear trickled down Lola’s cheek, she knew her heart would never mend without him. A big, burly man walked forward. “Well done agent 275, mission accomplished.” “You lied!” she shrieked, “You said … Continue reading

Humility and the humble bow


Every martial art has at least some tenets or ideals that promote ‘goodness’. By goodness, I mean that they require the student to follow a set of morals and ethics, which would generally be viewed by the majority as good. These usually include humility, the ability to keep going no matter what (indomitable spirit), honesty/ … Continue reading

The Burgar Rating System


I recently put up a picture on showing an application for a move from one of the ITF patterns. The application is, to be honest, awful. It’s one that I use to indicate what is an awful application, and why is it awful. Aside from the obvious “that looks awful, it would never work”, I … Continue reading

Self-defence – An overview


Self-defence, self-protection, street defence are all buzzwords covering the subject of trying to avoid being attacked and what to do when you are being attacked. There are many excellent courses out there but many people still don’t attend them. Why is this? I personally believe that there are many factors but for me the core … Continue reading

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