Tag Archives: Confidence

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

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 her mid-40s and one of…

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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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Supporting the Body and the Mind – Supplemental Training for the informed martial artist

For most modern martial arts students, supplemental training tends to refer to running for fitness, a new stretching routine or an alternative resistance training regime, but the truly traditional disciplines were replete with all manner of effective adjuncts to calisthenics … Continue reading

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Children and Martial Arts

I thought I had seen it all, but I was genuinely shocked the other day to see an item in a national daily U.K. newspaper celebrating the ‘youngest-ever child’ to obtain a black belt in karate – if I remember … Continue reading

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