Tag Archives: Development

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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“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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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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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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