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Category “Be Resolute”

Those who attain…

Tuesday, 30 October, 2012

I like this.   It speaks of Warrior wisdom, and truth so evident in those who fail to reach for the stars: “There is a danger of frittering away your energies by taking up an idea only for its novelty, and then giving it up for another that is newer.  Take one thing up and [...]

Draw on your grit

Sunday, 15 July, 2012

Fact of life:  seemingly dedicated students come and go, for whatever reason: time constraints, injury, lost interest, whatever. The thing I want to know is, why start in the first place?  Why come through the door? What for your presence? People get into the martial arts for a reason and my belief is most quit before [...]

Never Give Up – Who you Are is calling You!

Sunday, 22 May, 2011

I’ve been away from this blog for quite a while now.  A major project at work to blame.  Work on something I hope is going to change my life for the better.   Something I hope will …no, not hope – something I know is going to free up more time, one day, for me to [...]

High Winds and Tyrants

Sunday, 13 February, 2011

Last thursday, a black night the end of a black day,  I set off for training all by my lonesome, the  savage wind howling its din in the dark, the words of Burn’s apt: The wind blew as ‘twad blawnits last; The rattling showers rose on the blast; The speedy gleams the darkness swallow’d; Loud, [...]

Commitment with Patience

Tuesday, 26 October, 2010

It’s been over a month since my last post and this isn’t a fact that fills me with glee. Nonetheless what I’ve started here hasn’t been far from my thoughts and as experience has shown me the Warrior’s Journey is one of continuous learning whereby we aim to make peace with all manner of things [...]

The Seeds of Martial Success

Tuesday, 7 September, 2010

I’m clear on this: If you really want to experience the ultimate of a martial art – or any art for that matter – then you have to prepare yourself for the long haul and preferably sooner than later understand that: You are the Seed! The seed analogy is one I could return to again [...]

What Do You See in the Martial Mirror?

Sunday, 5 September, 2010

It’s often the case with new or inexperienced students of a martial art that they judge themselves harshly.  You strip things down to the basics, line them up with a pad and ask them to hit it, showing them first just how it’s done, and they are purely self-conscious. After all they’re not meant to [...]