Category Archives: Principles of training

Joint Seminar – Kalis Ilustrisimo Repeticion Orihinal (KIRO) & Small Circle Jujitsu Concepts Programme (SCC)


Saturday 12th October, 2013 KIRO UK & Ireland hosted a joint six hour seminar in London with Small Circle Jujitsu today.  Master Shamim Haque, the Director of KIRO UK & Ireland and the personal representative of GM Tony Diego, 2nd … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Mindset – our flexible friend


Anything sophisticated enough to be called a martial art uses psychology in a multiplicity of ways.  A generalised understanding of the psychology of stress and aggression (nearly the same thing, though mostly they simply overlap) is obviously useful.  This can … Continue reading

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Principle-Driven Arts…from Concept to Practice


I have been fortunate to gain teaching ranks in a wide variety of martial arts, but I have passed on that material, and my own, in a way that few of my teachers would have recognised.  Having cross-trained – though … Continue reading

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Commonality And Uniqueness in Systems and Styles


The following is an extract from a chapter of my forthcoming book – “Form & Function” .  I’ll be publishing other extracts over the coming months; I hope you enjoy it, and find it informative. Most martial artists see their system … Continue reading

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