Kung Fu Beats Coronavirus

As a martial artist we spend a great proportion of our lives putting our bodies as well as our minds into uncomfortable situations and positions.   Take my favourite exercise for example, the low horse stance (those who know me will not be surprised!). It's the perfect example of physical discomfort and stress.    It … Continue reading Kung Fu Beats Coronavirus

Tào Lù and the Platonic World of Forms

套路 - tàolù Taolu is the pinyin romanisation of 套路. In this context 'tào' is a classifying word for anything regarding sets or collections of things, 'lù' is a journey, road, path. In English we speak of martial arts forms, sets, routines. The Japanese term 'kata' is often used also. Plato was of course the … Continue reading Tào Lù and the Platonic World of Forms

5 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

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