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The trail of the true human being

Thursday, 24 May, 2012

“I was just thinking that of all the trails in this life there is one that matters most. It is the trail of a true human being. I think you are on this trail and it is good to see. ”  Kicking Bird to John Dunbar, Dances with Wolves 1990 I don’t really want to [...]

Getting What You Want from your Martial Art Part 2

Sunday, 20 February, 2011

What to look for in an Instructor Part 2 Another important thing to look for in an instructor is sign of total belief in what he is teaching. Questions to ask: Has he been tested?  Has he used it for real? If he hasn’t had to defend himself, then in what other ways has he [...]

Getting What You Need From Your Martial Art Part 2

Wednesday, 22 September, 2010

What to look for in an instructor Part 1 Okay, let’s assume you are pretty self-aware and have a good idea of the type of person you respond to well, and that you’re neither a total patsy who’s going to cater to any old clown dressed like a ninja, nor an out-and-out rebel who refuses [...]

Getting What You Need From Your Martial Art Part 1

Tuesday, 14 September, 2010

What’s Your Objective? There are plenty of posts out there on the World Wide Web on choosing a martial art, and what to look for in an instructor. So rather than adding to these profuse and varied advisories by writing another lengthy article of similar vein, I’ll just give you a series of brief and [...]