10 unique ways to start your 2016 and develop a peaceful live

10 unique ways to start your 2016 and develop a peaceful live 1. Develop a sincere curiosity. Instead of judging or criticizing replace the urge with ” that’s curious” 2. Replace negative thoughts with; the beauty of…..the beauty of sitting in traffic is that I remind myself of the beauty around the great city I live in. 3. Bathe in …

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Defending my self over Easter.

So I was feeling pretty good after teaching submission and sparring techniques in class, followed by a couple of cold drinks and pizza with the students.  Driving back along Darling St I could see that there were families out and people were enjoying the last of the warm weather. I was relaxed and attentive, slowly making my way home when …

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Surviving a knife attack

SURVIVING A KNIFE ATTACK I had been studying martial arts for 10 years or more was a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo, ample experience in Ju Jitsu, competing regularly and working security on night club doors. All in all in pretty good shape. It was about 7pm and a friend and I had just finished training at the gym …

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Make it count….

Our lives are really full. There is a powerful pre occupation with “doing” that keeps us really busy. We step out into this world from the cocoon of our parents and launch ourselves onto the treadmill of life. As life gains momentum we zing past events and quickly move onto something new and what was recently experienced becomes a memory, …

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The 3 Secrets and the Biggest Loser.

  On biggest loser you see the end product of years of habitual conditioning which generally revolves around a deep seated dislike of who they are. Eating and a lazy lifestyle have thrust them into a deep hole of dispair. Luckily they have realised it and have taken massive action. With the help of a boot camp like existence and …

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A Master’s approach to steet fighting…

Yesterday as I was walking out of the post office at Balmain a man walking past me caught my attention. Just for an instant I looked at him and him at me….I thought, “wow what an interesting hair cut and hey, tattoos…he is covered in them, he is not the usual person you would see walking the street in Balmain.”

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The last of the great Martial Arts: Daito Ryu Aiki Ju Jutsu

Little is known about Daito Ryu Aiki Ju jutsu in the West. Even in Japan, it has long been considered a relic of a pre war era, at best the poor cousin of its modern day cognate Aikido, but nothing could be further from the truth.Daito Ryu has always been a conservative and some what secretive martial art. Its most …

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Andy Dickinson’s Best Martial Arts Moves. Daito Ryu.

[youtube A5myqopELmg] Northstar Ju Jitsu Blast is a group of fast and furious techniques. The moves are part of the Northstar System; a martial arts developed by Andy Dickinson Sensei after years of training in several arts including Daito Ryu Aiki Ju Jutsu under Kondo Sensei, Tenjin Shinyo Ryu Ju Jutsu, and several of the modern systems.
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The Black Belt and the Bouncer.

For a while there I would do anything for experience….Some times I would go to great lengths to see if I really had what it takes and to push my martial arts training to the limits. Upon getting my Black Belt at 21, I soon found myself craving real life fighting experience. Not that I was violent or aggressive, I …

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Is tradition important in martial arts?

Do martial arts hang onto their traditional roots just for the sake of it?Does it enhance or impinge your learning experience? What would it do to martial arts if there were no uniforms, no stances, no bowing etc? Have a think about how you would feel?

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