June 28, 2019

The fitness business is a big one. Big commercial investments, big commercial returns. The “2018 State of the UK Fitness Industry Report” complied by LeisureDB placed the industry market value at £4.9bn, with some 9.9 million members across 7038 uk based gyms.

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June 11, 2019

Social media boards and online forums are seemingly full of contentious discussions concerning the identity of “real” Taekwon-do. There’s the political differences between individuals and governing bodies, there’s the ever evolving rules governing competition and the v...

May 8, 2019

In the diverse and varied subject of personal defence there are a myriad of potential protective systems and techniques. Each system (traditional martial arts, modern or military fighting systems) understandably roots itself as the one correct “way”. They affirm that t...

May 2, 2019

“Jeet Kune Do does not beat around the bush. It does not take winding detours. It follows a straight line to the objective. Simplicity is the shortest distance between two points.” Bruce Lee - Tao of Jeet Kune Do

Effective personal defence is the art of simplicity appli...

March 19, 2019

Focus

noun

1. the centre of interest or activity.

"this generation has made the environment a focus of attention"

2. the state or quality of having or producing clear visual definition.

"his face is rather out of focus"

verb

1.adapt to the prevailing level of light and become...

February 27, 2019

“The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never d...

January 11, 2019

“...Well if you can’t get what you love

You learn to love the things you’ve got

If you can’t be what you want

You learn to be the things you’re not

If you can’t get what you need

You learn to need the things that stop you dreaming

All the things that stop you dreaming...”

The...

January 8, 2019

Making a decision to change something is easy. The energy it takes to actually decide is minimal. Often the decision comes at the conclusion of a long period of procrastination, where you have psychologically wrestled with the potential benefits and limitations of maki...

December 19, 2018

The beginning point of any journey is deciding on the destination. A change to your behaviour, a desire to get healthier or maybe lose weight is no different. In order to make the most appropriate activity choices, maintain and reinforce motivation it is critical that...

November 26, 2018

...you wake to find yourself sitting naked, watching a theatrical production of the musical “Oliver” surrounded by an audience of formally dressed patrons, all of whom are eating blue cheese and pineapple…

Whilst this could be the content of a rather strange dream, or a...

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