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 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...

October 11, 2018

De-escalation strategies are used to prevent an emotionally charged situation from escalations where they become more severe, potentially physical, conflicts. The term is also used to refer to approaches in conflict resolution. The initial point to emphasise here is th...

October 5, 2018

Awareness and environmental alertness is primarily important if we are to maintain personal safety and avoid potentially threatening situations. However, physical confrontation, attack and assault can sometimes be immediate, occurring without warning, pre-indication or...

October 2, 2018

Our methodological approach to personal defence fits into 4 simple strategic responses:


#1. Avoidance
#2. Escape
#3. De-escalation, Diversion and Distraction
#4. Targeted and reflexive physical responses

In this article we will discuss the necessary capabilities require...

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...