Category Archives: General

Be persistent!

Be persistent! Sitting here writing this blog after 50 years of the fighting arts, I take a step back and wonder how I made it to five decades. It dawned on me that it is passion, love, vocation, dedication and my enquiring mind that thirsts for knowledge of the arts that has kept me going […]

What’s your style?

What’s your style? What’s your style? As Parsons (bully on the boat in Enter the dragon said) Bruce Lee’s reply ‘‘It is the art of fighting without fighting.’’ It is a strange thing that as martial artists we spend all our time working out, training, practicing, sweating, taking the pain, the bruises, the knocks, obsessing […]

Principles in action

Principles in action Principles are something that has been in the forefront of my martial arts for the last 20 years, although I have been involved in the fighting arts for 50 years. It was only after meeting my good friend and aikido master Pip Mahony and having countless training sessions and discussions with him […]