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Archive for September, 2010

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 [...]

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 [...]