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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 [...]

Defeat: A Warrior’s Perspective

Saturday, 23 July, 2011

Playing devils advocate here, it seems to me hero’s are quite often hero’s because they shoot from the hip and mostly succeed – pitch the other side of the coin and what are they then? My answer: the same person they would have been had they not failed – except, however, now rudely enlightened! Of [...]

Warrior’s: the World Needs You!

Sunday, 19 June, 2011

A wee while back on Martial Arts Planet I read a thread by a guy who had witnessed a late night stramash, as they say here in Scotland,  in which he saw some guy raging in a poor woman’s face. Long story short, watching the happening didn’t make him feel good as in the end [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]