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

Kung Fu and Kickboxing Day 2013

Another year another Kung Fu camp in the lovely setting of Ben's family farm at Warninglid. This year we met up first thing on Saturday morning and Horsham instructor Hamish led students through a chi kung and mobility warm up - to wake everyone up and get the body ready for the hours of training … Continue reading Kung Fu and Kickboxing Day 2013