Self Development

Alone with myself – How Karate changed my life
Self Development

Alone with myself – How Karate changed my life

This is the story of how a somebody suffered a debilitating stroke at just 6 years of age and his struggle to overcome many challenges; physical, emotional, mental and even just getting a perspective on life. It details the enormous role that karate played in his recovery. It is a fascinating read from a truly inspiring individual which really does sum up what martial arts are all about.

Striving For Martial Arts Perfection:  Combat Effectiveness And Spiritual Development
Karate | Kung Fu | Philosophy / Spiritual | Self Development | Tae Kwon Do/Tang Soo Do/Hapkido | Tai Chi

Striving For Martial Arts Perfection: Combat Effectiveness And Spiritual Development

Most traditional martial arts place high importance on perfection of movement. Why should this be when real fighting is far from perfect. This post looks at the advantages of striving for perfection of movement both in terms of combat effectiveness and spiritual development.

Mokuso:  Does It Actually Have A Martial Application?
Philosophy / Spiritual | Psychology | Self Development

Mokuso: 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.