Imagine If There Were No More Religions?

Imagine if all ‘man-made’ religions were no longer around?  What would the world be like then I wonder? Imagine if the human race came to realise that having faith in some form of God was not based on the stories and rules written down by people but a simple case of realising that creation, our…

Begging On The Internet

To this very day we all still see people begging in the street but thanks to the internet that is also now something that can be done on a Laptop in the comfort of your own home and you can even get others to do it for you. Although many who find themselves homeless and…

Are You Fit For Purpose?

In my day, when it came to learning the martial arts, we had to be skillful in all areas from set forms to fist pushups to kickboxing and all inbetween to get a black belt. It is also true to say that being fit and strong was also very much part of all that training…

96 And Left To Die

Imagine seeing a newspaper headline with the title ‘96 And Left To Die’?  For sure I would imagine that a lot of people seeing such a news item would read the sub-heading and the first few words on the subject, and if an online publication, leave comments at how enraged they are and how the…

Educating The Mind And Not Just The Fist

When all said and done martial art instructors are not social workers or educational teachers but people who teach the various forms of combat through correct striking, blocking and kicking techniques. The thing is however – is far too much focus placed on these fighting methods when it comes to children who are still in…

What You Do Today

Imagine someone saying to you that a letter that you wrote many years ago has ended up being found on Mars.  Yes Mars the planet.  Well OK – fine so the odds of that ever happening is somewhat remote – but not impossible. The thing is that what you do today could, and often does…

Let’s Do A Set Form

Love them or hate them – set forms are very much a learning aid within the martial arts. For someone involved in the sport combat side of things then of course practising the traditional set forms, that are mainly aimed at self defence classes or the more traditional martial arts, the need to learn such…