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I can’t learn a Martial Art

I'd like to learn a Martial Art, but can't at the moment because........... "I'm too unfit".........."I'm too old"..........."I don't have time".............."I'll never be able to kick at head height level" "I Can't......" "It's too hard........."...

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I have a dream

I have a dream.... That one day Martial Arts will not be thought of as ‘separate’ Martial Arts, that the politics of structures like Karate, Ju Jitsu,  Kung Fu, Taekwondo and Aikido are consigned to history – that Martial Arts will retain it’s...

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Taming my Tiger

Taming my tiger – writing my story Taming my tiger – writing my story by Ian Rand Since starting training on the Complete Self Protection Masterclass I have been inspired. Not only by the brilliantly skilled instructors, Al Peasland and Mick Tully,...

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Are you a Chicken?

You practise Karate/Judo/Taekwondo etc, you can’t be afraid, you’re tough, are n’t you or I would n’t want to mess with you.  I’m sure many of us will have either heard these phrases or something very similar. But are they true? As a Karate (I'll...

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Karate is Karate, right!

I was reading some posts on an internet forum this evening and wasn’t sure whether to laugh or cry, or maybe both, just not sure which way around. To cut short a long and tedious thread, the thrust of the argument was, that it doesn’t matter where...

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