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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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]