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Emotional Content In Martial Arts And An Interesting Experiment

Being involved in a real fight or self protection incident can be very emotional charged. Bruce famously made the point that we should have “emotional content” in the his film Enter The Dragon”. But what emotions should we have and why? Continue reading

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Developing And Using Intuition For Self Protection

Much is talked about self protection in many different aspects, but not many people talk about how to develop, harness and use your own intuition to guide you through such an incident. Continue reading

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Being “Present” (In The Now) And Martial Arts Training

Many self development/spiritual teachers’ talk about “being present” or “living in the now” (which is the same thing really). It’s also part of Zen, which is often goes hand in hand with martial arts. But what does this actually mean, how can martial arts training help you achieve it and what benefits are there for you from both a self protection and everyday life point of view? Continue reading

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Moksu: Does It Actually Have A Martial Application?

Moksu (meditation) is often seen as just clearing the mind from the day’s ups and downs to prepare you for training. It does of course do that, but it can actually represent a lot more. Apart from just clearing the mind, when practiced regularly it can completely silence the mind allowing more clarity of thought and access to your intuition. Continue reading

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Martial Arts: A Mental Rehearsal For Success

Many martial arts exercises are not directly practical from a real life self protection perspective. However, they can be very good tools for preparing your mindset (what NLP calls Mental Rehearsal). Continue reading

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