Integrity in Martial Arts

By | September 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

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 it far is more than that. I guess, it can be thought of as an almost metaphysical elevation. The way [...]

Hardcore Training

By | March 17th, 2014|Room for thought|

A student recently asked me about “hardcore” classes. I have various thoughts on this but the one at the forefront concerns perception. A person’s perceptions are truth to them, so one mans “hardcore” may be very different to another’s. When talking training, hardcore can be defined as, “unswervingly committed, uncompromising and dedicated”. Most, though, think [...]

Martial Arts Priority

By | August 21st, 2012|Room for thought|

I am often telling my students to make their martial arts training a priority. Training is at set times and their other plans should be made to work around these times. For many, martial arts training starts out as a hobby, but given due time this is no longer good enough. It should get to [...]