Tag: club shin ai do

Aspire Funding withTracy James

In this episode my guest is Tracy James from Project Aspire, we talk about mental health, community and possibilities to apply for funding in support of the clubs and activities.  Tracy gives advice where to look for support within the council. We also cover current situation and it’s […]

Aggressive sales, email lists ….

I have been qualified as a personal trainer for over a year now and have dutifully joined professional governing bodies that regularly send out magazines, links to web articles etc. in order to help you keep up-to-date with the latest developments and fashions.  In particular they provide a […]

What is Taiso

A group of not so young people starts to gather at the hall, buzzing from the excitement, happily chatting about new moves that they are going to do today and which moves from last week they remember. The hall is quickly filled with a group, with ages varying […]

The enemy within

  Turning up at the dojo, just before training starts I can sense the enemy around.  He is waiting to strike.  The class lines up and starts the initial ceremony, shutting our eyes in meditation, he is here creeping around us. Training starts and as we go through […]

Firing up the club…..

In September 2015 I felt that I had had enough of martial arts. As a result I made the decision to shut down my club and to rethink in which direction I want to take my passion for martial arts. I had been lost in mixing Karate, Wrestling […]

Judo Masterclass

We all admire Olympic champions for their success.  We think “I would like to be like them” and that their lives must be so glamorous and easy. I recently had the pleasure of attending a Judo Masterclass with Karina Bryant, an Olympic medallist from London 2012.  It was […]

Overthinking and Mindfulness

This Thursday, after a couple of weeks break from training, we were back in the dojo.  I have to say that I had recently lost interest in martial arts and was struggling to find the motivation to create a training programme – it felt like my interest was […]

Martial arts weekend in Poland

Last weekend Martin and I visited Krakow.  The weather was wonderful, sunny and hot just like mid-summer.  The purpose of our visit was to join our friends at their Shorinji Kempo seminar.   The seminar was run by the Polish Shorinji Kempo organisation headed by Sensei Jacek Marchewka who […]

Sinusoidal Karate

Sinusoidal Karate. What do I mean? All processes in life go like a sinusoid up, and down, so does my martial arts training, specially Karate.  On the way to the mountain top we choose different paths some going up then going down, at one time we are in […]