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Sneak Preview


Below is a sneak preview from my current WIP (and therefore totally unedited) novella which will be released under the Alternative Realities Flashbang Fiction imprint. Guba is a member of Shadow Company, and a Filipino (hence the reference to height below). Enjoy. STEPPING¬†around the corner, Guba barely had time to even realise that someone was … Continue reading

Happiness is sometimes being uncomfortable


True that. Sometimes, in order to be happy, you have to step outside of your comfort zone. Today, I did just that and started to work on the cover for a book I’ve decided that I will self-publish, hopefully on September 30th, my birthday. Why is this uncomfortable? Well, mostly because I’ve got the ‘only¬†real … Continue reading

FREE Guide on how to get published in martial arts magazines


Welcome to the free guide on how to get published in martial arts magazines. For three years, I wrote for Combat Magazine, Traditional Karate, Fighters and Taekwondo & Korean Martial Arts. Two of those years I was actually employed as Features Editor and Technical Consultant, writing over three hundred articles, interviews, profiles and news pieces. … Continue reading

Instructing – a privilege that can be taken for granted


Let’s face it, when you’re feeling ill, down, tired, grumpy or just plain lazy, teaching of any kind can be a chore. When what you’re teaching is as physical as most martial arts, and as athletic at Taekwondo can be, motivation can be as hard to find as hen’s teeth. This weekend, it was hammered … Continue reading

How adrenalin taught me that low kicks are essential to TKD


Everyone has a certain amount of fear in their lives. Not the sort of fear that has you crying or throwing up as a result, but the kind of fear that presents itself as a spurt of adrenaline, or even the reluctance to do something because of fear of failure. When I was writing my … Continue reading

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