Category Archives: Learning

Wally Jay – the Celebration of a Life


Dateline: Marriott Rancho Cordova Hotel, Sacramento Cordova June 15th – 17th Having only just arrived back in the UK, still buzzing from attending the most amazing event in Sacramento, California to celebrate the life and work of the late great, … Continue reading

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“Because You’re Worth It!” Or are you? Rank inflation in the martial arts.


Rank inflation in the arts is something any long-time practitioner will have witnessed more than once in their time, and there can be many different drivers that cause it to occur. I had to deal with this issue – hopefully … Continue reading

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Fit to Fight – Exercise, Health and training to survive


Introduction There is a long-running debate concerning whether training in the art makes you fit for the art – as well as just generally fitter – or whether it is necessary to undergo fitness training to enable you to survive … Continue reading

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Factors in Mis-transmission in Martial Arts


(The following is another extract from my forth-coming book: ‘Form & Function – the Making of Martial Art’ I hope you enjoy it and it gives some flavour of what to expect from the book itself) Many Factors, Many Reasons … Continue reading

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Questions, Questions…


Years ago my wife (who was my senior student then as now, but not my wife or even girlfriend at the time) and I had a dojo at St. Mary’s Medical School in Paddington in London.  We had a lot … Continue reading

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