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Happiness is teaching …


… your daughter to be able to hopefully defend herself should she ever require it. I say hopefully, because no matter how well trained someone is, things can always go wrong, a lucky blow can land in an unlucky place, vigilance can fail, shit can happen. However, at least I will have done my best … 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

Pressure Testing


Pressure testing is a buzz word right now along with ‘reality-based’, ‘pressure points’ and ‘cross-training’. Just as with the other buzz words there is some misconception as to what pressure testing is. Most people seem to think it involves blood, sweat and tears in copious amounts; somewhat like an MMA fight actually. This isn’t far … Continue reading

Applications – They need to be Practical


When looking for applications in your patterns, it is important to always¬†be critical. When you’re doing this from a Practical Taekwondo perspective, it’s vital that you also be¬†practical. Take the picture below. Normally you see this sort of thing performed by people wearing doboks. I took it with us wearing street clothing to show just … Continue reading

Blaise Maximillian – Perfume, the scent of love


Perfume, the good sort, had the ability to make an attractive woman beautiful and a plain woman attractive. The delicate art of perfumery had always captivated Blaise. The way that they took supposedly unrelated scents and oils and mixed them to produce elixirs of beauty entranced him. It truly was the scent of love. One … Continue reading

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