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Does experience matter?
Does experience matter? From time to time that old chestnut pops up on the internet about people who are n’t Black belts teaching Martial Arts and whether this is an acceptable approach or not. The main thrust of the two arguments are:- You don’t...
1st Martial Arts Club to achieve Makaton friendly status
We are pleased to announce that we have become the first Martial Arts club in the Country to be awarded "Makaton Friendly status." This is an important award for us as it highlights our commitment to being an inclusive sports club for our...
Success or Not
Being a Martial Artist we learn and practice discipline and an ethos of self reliance to help us further our physical and emotional skills. We can work with coaches that are the best in the world, train with the best students and in the best...
Learning to be a better coach
here is a mistaken belief that you can only learn new coaching skills from within your own sport. This viewpoint exists in many sports including Martial Arts.
Following a weekend of Yoshinkan Aikido training with Robert Mustard Sensei 8th Dan at the Eagle Dojo in Nottingham. I’ve been reflecting upon the concepts of Kamae, Zanshin, Mushin, Fudshon, Shoshin and Metsuke All important concepts within Japanese Martial Arts to understand and use.
Star of the Month
Congratulations to Nate for being chosen by Lindsey Sensei and Bryan Sensei as the Star of the Month for January 2019. In each class we have a student of the month, the Star of the Month is chosen from across all classes of all ages, in all...
Saturday 11:53pm Update.We've driven through Jays Close this evening, the road is very icy and there's a couple of inches of snow in the car park. Given the forecasted temperature and the messages from several families, saying they aren't coming...
It’s too much!
Train harder! Train faster! Longer stance! Deeper stance! Go harder! Lift heavier! Do one more.
Have you heard those whilst training? I’m guessing, with a reasonable amount of personal experience and knowledge that the answer is yes.
That’s fine, a good coach should be helping you to extend your boundaries or in sports terms training the overload principle.
Our last class before the Christmas holidays is on Sunday 16th December. We open again on Wednesday 2nd January. We'd like to thank all of our members for training with us this year and we would all like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a...
Safeguarding Mark in Martial Arts
We are pleased to announce that we have recently become accredited with The Safeguarding in Martial Arts Mark. The Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts has been designed to promote and recognise martial arts clubs/organisations who demonstrate good...
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