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Spring Heeled Jack – We’re safe now


“Jimmy! You’ve got to get off the streets, Spring Heeled Jack has put the word out, he’s after your head. I don’t know what you’ve done mate, but you’re fucking dead if you don’t hide.” Jimmy stared at the greasy little dipper standing in front him. Billy was not the sort of person you could … Continue reading

Master Choi Jung Hwa – The Moral Crusade Has Begun – Part 3


The Moral Crusade has begun In the previous two articles Master Choi has spoken about his childhood, his relationship with his father and the art of Taekwondo. In this final part of the interview, Master Choi moves on to speak on society and the moral duty martial artists have. There‚Äôs no denying that society the … 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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