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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 [...]

Aragorn – The Warrior King!

Sunday, 6 March, 2011

Arwen: Why do you fear the past? You are Isildur‘s heir, not Isildur himself. You are not bound to his fate. Aragorn: The same blood flows in my veins. The same weakness. Arwen: Your time will come. You will face the same evil, and you will defeat it. I didn’t initially set out to find [...]

Guest Post For Wing Chun Community Blog

Sunday, 27 February, 2011

Before I tell you about myself and my blog I’d like to thank Roman and his friends for giving me the opportunity to write for you here. I’d also like to express strong admiration for their community building efforts and their willingness to be open to others whose styles, training methods, and outlooks may differ [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Can You Handle Yourself?

Wednesday, 17 November, 2010

I got into the martial arts for a variety of reasons but the one at the forefront – the most obvious reason for getting into the martial arts -  was that I wanted to be able to “handle myself”, to learn how to defend myself should the need arise. Little did I appreciate then that [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]