Tag Archives: Judo

Arresting Thoughts


I’ve noticed that many of the people who come to view my blog do so as a result of a web-search on arrest technique, or what martial arts police officers use, or the ‘best martial art for law enforcement’? Now … Continue reading

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Judo – from brutally effective martial art to Olympic Sport – Part 1


I didn’t have the opportunity to watch very much of the recent London Olympics, except for the Judo.  It got me thinking about the evolution of those martial arts that have passed into the mainstream, and then on into that … Continue reading

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Grunting, Squealing and Shouting – what the hell’s going on?


A little while ago I was interested to read an article in the London Evening Standard about female tennis players, regarding research into the reasons for, and effectiveness of, loud exhalations while striking the ball on court.  Most top tennis … Continue reading

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Giants walk among us…


‘We are standing on the shoulders of giants… The metaphor above has been attributed to a number of intellectual ‘giants’ over the centuries; most commonly to the great scientist, Isaac Newton, but it’s earliest recorded attribution was to Bernard of … Continue reading

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A Unique Opportunity – The Re-launch of Small Circle Concepts


I have had the privilege of working with both Prof. Wally and Prof. Leon Jay of Small Circle for many years now.  I have learned an immense amount from each of them, and I’ve tried to contribute something to the … Continue reading

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The Calculating Fighter


Mathematics and the Martial Arts You might ask yourself, ‘What relevance does mathematics have to the martial arts?’  Oddly enough, the answer is a great deal!  To begin with, Maths is an integral part of Physics and so is enormously … 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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