Martial arts

More to Martial Arts than just Technique

24 September 2015

This is a piece I wrote some years ago now while still practicing Karate alongside Tai Chi – which I did for at least 10 years – and it was actually the way that Tai Chi added to my Karate and was a major contributing factor in my 4th Dan grading that ultimately convinced me to focus exclusively on […]

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What Are Martial Arts Really About?

14 May 2015

The title question “What are Martial Arts Really about?” can be simply answered at the most basic level – survival – and left there. However it is my belief that many things flow from that simple statement. Things which do not go off the point and which are timeless in their relevance to men and women […]

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The reality of martial arts practice

6 February 2015

After 40 years I can finally venture that the reality of martial arts practice involves close working with others to explore the relationships we have internally and those we have externally. This obviously involves studying the dynamics of conflict and it’s resolution in both internal and external situations. The reality therefore is of physical, mental […]

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Which came first – the chicken or the egg?

14 November 2014

So which came first – conflict or co-operation? Martial Arts or Social Interaction? The aggression and violence of “I want to eat you”. The defence of “I don’t want to be eaten”. The approach of “I want to procreate with you” The defensiveness of “I don’t trust you” or “I don’t want to procreate”. Well, […]

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The Health/Martial Arts Link

4 November 2014

For some time I have been interested in the link between martial arts and health – particularly with regard to the practice of Tai Chi which is widely recognised as excellent for both. In particular I have been intrigued by the questions: “Why do the greatest health benefits come when the practice most closely follows […]

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New Tai Chi classes in Luton

26 June 2014

Update – please note Luton Classes are now held at Chaul End Community Centre, for details please see here. I am delighted to be starting regular Tai Chi classes in Luton from September 3rd at the Hightown Community Sports & Arts Centre – this in response to 4 existing students from the Luton area who would […]

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New Tai Chi video clips!

12 February 2013

Browsing through Youtube the other day I came across some interesting clips of Master Chen Xiaowang, the Chen village and Master Chen Bing – they are all on the video links pages of our website. Share the post “New Tai Chi video clips!” FacebookTwitterShare…

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