Category Archives: Observations

Martial Arts & Pregnancy: Working Out

For the last 8  months, I’ve been busy growing a mini martial artist in my belly. I’m well into my 3rd trimester and have about 4-5 weeks to go until I’m due to pop. This being my first child, the … Continue reading

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2014: Counting the Little Things

In summary 2014 has been a pretty lousy martial arts year for me. I’ve entered a phase of non-motivation and thus have been more than happy to let other things in life take up my brain space. One big thing … Continue reading

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Commitment Issues

If I was to liken the topic of commitment in the martial arts that I do to relationships, then fighting with Wing Chun Kung Fu is like my relationship with distant acquaintances and BJJ is like my relationship with my loved ones. … Continue reading

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Learning to Control My Brain and Body Ninja Turtles Style

Lately, I’ve been feeling like I’ve fallen into a rut with my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I see all my fellow students improving far faster than I do and pulling out all their techniques so well when rolling while I don’t … Continue reading

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The Range Issue

Physical attributes like height, weight and strength play a huge role in a fight. In all my years of sparring classes in Kung Fu, I’ve had many sparring partners of varying sizes and 99% of the time, they’ve all got … Continue reading

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Connecting Brain to Body

One of the reasons I wanted to start this blog is to get me really thinking about what I’m  learning. When it comes to martial arts, I’ve always been a really slow learner, it takes me years of doing something … Continue reading

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Sparring at 100%: OK for Grappling, Not So Cool for Striking

One of the big differences that I’ve found while training both Wing Chun and BJJ is how hard I can go at sparring and subsequently how this affects how I learn to apply my knowledge properly. Wing Chun is all … Continue reading

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