Last week I had the pleasure of teaching two self defence seminars at 1st Central in Haywards Heath, a large insurance company. As a part of their wellness programme, staff asked to learn self defence. It's a very difficult thing to teach in 60 minute sessions but we worked on several important aspects such as: … Continue reading Corporate Self Defence Workshops
The school holidays are here and with the amazing weather here in the UK, the parks are full of families. This week just gone, I spent a day by the coast in Brighton and some of which was at a playground with climbing frames, slides, seesaws, etc… As soon as we entered the area, my … Continue reading New Blog Post: Learn How To Play!
January is, of course, the time of year when many of us start thinking of putting new plans into action for the year ahead.However, everyone knows that the best intentions are often being put to one side by February or March. So here are a few ideas on how to keep up those resolutions and … Continue reading 5 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution
Cross training is an oft-mentioned term in the health, fitness and martial arts world and not without good reason. It is a great way to vary your training, keeping it interesting, helping you remain injury free or rehabilitate existing injuries. It allows you to develop skills and experience in other areas of training, while improving … Continue reading Benefits of Martial Arts Training
1. Don't settle for where you are right now We are often told that we have to make the best of what we've got or settle for what we have. Whilst true to a degree, particularly if you compare yourselves to those born into poverty or abusive families or you have very limiting health conditions, … Continue reading 5 ways to find your motivation
I've written an extensive blog entry over on http://www.dailycupofchi.com about how Tai Chi can benefit runners... have a look and feel free to leave comments.
If you are anything like me, the thought of running for any length of time on a treadmill fills you with about as much excitement as watching a lot of paint dry on a really big wall, then watching a second coat be applied and dry again. You get the picture.Seriously, 5 minutes on a … Continue reading Make the treadmill more interesting
1. Keep mobile - do joint mobility exercisese everydayAfter a hard training session most people are stiff and ache to some degree a day or two later, especially if they haven't been training for long. Rather than seizing up, keep mobile! We do plenty of joint mobility exercises in classes, so just choose a few … Continue reading 5 things to do between training sessions or classes
Thought I'd update the blog briefly as it's been a while. At WCA it's been a busy few weeks, lots of classes, personal training, organising courses and most importantly grading Kung Fu students. I'm very pleased to announce that Hamish McDermid has graded up to full instructor level and will be opening up his own club in … Continue reading Lots going on!