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...

November 17, 2018

The Importance of Consistency

“Consistency is the true foundation of trust.Either keep your promises or do not make them.” Roy T. Bennett

Research anything concerning success, in any field of endeavour and you will eventually encounter the same message. Consistency is ke...

March 10, 2018

I was approached by an adult student recently, who voiced a very salient and often misinformed question, “ How old should you be to start martial arts?” I looked at her and took a moment to think before responding. “That’s a very good question,” was my immediate respon...

February 22, 2018

In this article we are going to look at boxing as a method of personal defence and self protection. When people talk or consider boxing, often what is paramount in their mind is the image of professional boxers, prize fighting in a ring, complete with padded gloves and...

February 14, 2018

In conversations, when I tell people I teach martial arts, I often receive the reply, “That sounds brilliant...I have always wanted to learn something like that!”

To this I politely invite them to the next available class we have, all the time knowing that there is a ma...

February 11, 2018

Undertaking anything starts with an idea. The journey begins with the first step, the novel starts with the first word or the symphony began by playing the first note. How many times have you heard of writer’s block though? How many times have you thought “I’ll start t...