• Instructor / Student Relationship

    Instructor / Student Relationship

    In a traditional martial art, the student/instructor relationship is a special one. It is formed over time and at the heart of it, I believe, [...]

  • Be Positive

    Be Positive

    Positive thinking, quite simply, is belief in oneself. Just like physical skill development in martial arts, positivity takes training and practice. It is a purposely [...]

August 2017

Instructor / Student Relationship

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Room for thought|Tags: , , , , , , |

In a traditional martial art, the student/instructor relationship is a special one. It is formed over time and at the heart of it, I believe, are trust and loyalty. What many instructors and students forget [...]

July 2017

Be Positive

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: Room for thought|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Positive thinking, quite simply, is belief in oneself. Just like physical skill development in martial arts, positivity takes training and practice. It is a purposely created habit. A wonderful place to develop and get the [...]

Roll with Like-Minded People

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Relationships in martial arts are no different to relationships in other spheres of life. You should be rolling with like-minded people who are on the same mission as you. This is something that I think [...]

The Importance of White Belt

By | July 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The white belt is often discarded as being unimportant. It is the lowest belt in the martial arts hierarchy and students are generally in a big hurry to leave the starkness of it behind. Students [...]

September 2016

Integrity in Martial Arts

By | September 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

When looking at traditional martial arts there are many benefits that can be derived from them, both physically and mentally. The Do, or Way is often considered to be some sort of mental strength but [...]

June 2016

Taekwon-Do for Adults

By | June 9th, 2016|Categories: Room for thought|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A topic came up the other night that is fitting for some of my thoughts in this article. In this day and age, martial arts are no longer martial arts. This is very true when [...]

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