Category Archives: Teaching

Distinguishing ‘Training Methodology’ from ‘Fighting Style’


(As with a number of my previous posts this piece is excerpted from a chapter of a book I hope to publish later this year – I hope you enjoy it, and whether or not you agree with it,  do … Continue reading

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Mind, Body and Spirit


Some of my more regular readers may have been a little surprised to find that I reblogged a post from a young lady who was not a martial artist, and who was writing about her internal life.  So I just … Continue reading

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Confidence…Who we present, and how we really feel


Originally posted on faith dwight:
Here's me, faking like I'm a middle-aged British woman. When I worked as a magazine editor, I had a great friendship with our publisher.  Her name was (and still is, actually) Brenda. She was in…

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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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The Cult of the Guru – Type A Personalities and the Martial Arts


I’ve been thinking about this topic a great deal lately; my friend, and one of my most valued mentors, Wally Jay passed away at this time last year, and in a month or so I shall be flying off to … 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

Posted in Aerobic Fitness, Fitness, Genetics, Health, Learning, Martial arts, Martial Arts Training, Principles of training, Psychology, Science, Supplemental Training, Teaching, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments