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Dont Over-Estimate Yourself
Dont Over-Estimate Yourself

I read an article relating to this topic over a year ago and found it quite interesting. I sometimes reference it in my classes. According to this research, the average American male over-estimates their fighting ability by 4000% (So here in Johannesburg it would be...

Which Martial Art is the Best?
Which Martial Art is the Best?

This is a question that I cannot stand. It is an age old question that has no answer and never will be answered. It is there to keep wannabe martial artists and keyboard warriors entertained in the wee hours of the night. There are just way to many factors to take...

Collecting Pennies
Collecting Pennies

I tell my students that class time is for learning and practice happens at home. Many tell me that they just don’t have the time, but to me this just an excuse. A student who is truly interested will make the time. Let me explain further… Ideally, a student will set...

Think for yourself
Think for yourself

In martial arts, there seems to be a trend of spoon feeding students. Yes, they must be instructed and corrected, but it can get to the point of ridiculousness. If they aren’t being told exactly what to do and when to do it there seems to be a malfunction in the...

Follow the Instruction
Follow the Instruction

Often, during class, I find that students will do something in an exercise that barely resembles what I have just explained and asked them to do. By deviating from the instruction they end up working on something other than what the class is aimed at, and the benefit...

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