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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

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

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

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