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Reflections of a Martial Artist

Reflections of a CoachIt's been a busy day so far, training at Aikido seminar with Neil Saunders Sensei, 6th Dan in Yoshinkan Aikido. It was good practice ready for Jizerka 2019 with Mustard Sensei and Thambu Sensei. I've sat by a lake for a few...

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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...

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UK Coaching Awards 2018

UK Coaching Awards 2018

Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy has been nominated for the prestigious UK Coaching awards and has reached the final of the Coaching Culture Organisation of the Year along with British Canoeing and The Youth Sport Trust. It’s a great achievement...

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Coach Education

Coach Education

Sometimes as a coach in any sport it's easy to feel like a nag, constantly reminding students to 'bend their knee' or 'pull their hand back' or 'grip the uniform differently' or whatever is specific to a particular sport. The focus of Sunday's...

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Coaches diary

Just asked the kids at the end of one of the Karate classes, in Basingstoke, if they had any questions and was asked "what did we learn today cause I just had fun." We discussed it as a group and this is what they learnt. Our drills warm up was...

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SO YOU THINK IT’S EASY FOR ME?

SO YOU THINK IT’S EASY FOR ME?

SO YOU THINK IT’S EASY FOR ME? ‘Yes, but it’s easy for you’ are words I hear frequently when coaching, typically when asking students to challenge themselves with something they cannot yet do. Yes I’m a Kata World champion, European champion,...

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