1% Better Every Day...

Saturday, 23 September 2017

If you haven't heard of James Clear I would recommend his blog, talks and writing to you.  I've read a lot of his material over the last couple of years and I enjoy them because he his style is relaxed and compelling as he backs up his thoughts with ...

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Black Belts Have It All Figured Out, Right?

Saturday, 5 August 2017

As a Martial Arts Instructor, I sense that there are some people who hold a social and cultural perception that Black Belt martial artists are masters of body and mind.  Sometimes I feel we are placed on a pedestal because of the colour of belt aro ...

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If you want results it helps to F.O.C.U.S.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Back in December 2016, before we moved to the new studio, I challenged five of my students that they would not be able to get the full side splits before my birthday at the end of April 2017. The challenge was 100 "Black Belts" (a killer full body e ...

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Redefining Winning & Failing

Sunday, 2 April 2017

I feel that within our culture, media and society there exists an expectation of what winning looks like.  It might be the big salary; the athletic body; the flawless complexion; the widely popular and liked personality.  It seems as though many of ...

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Who can be a Black Belt?

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Anyone...and at the same time, very few. You see, being a Black Belt involves a lot of fights, but not of the sort that you might initially think.  I'm not talking about sparring on the mats with your fellow club members or at competitions.  I'm t ...

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Kids and Adults move up a grade!

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Congratulations to the children and adults who graded today at the studio.  We challenge our members to work hard in class and be best prepared for their grading test.  It is a test of learning, but also of physical and mental resilience and determ ...

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