Star of the Month

Written by bryan. Posted in Awards, Uncategorized

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 disciplines.

Nate was chosen because of work ethic in both of the classes he attends each week, his attitude and behaviour are always exemplary and he actively listens to all the coaches and acts upon their feedback to improve his skills and knowledge.

Well done Nate, keep up your hard work.

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Snow closure

Written by bryan. Posted in Uncategorized


Saturday 11:53pm Update.
We’ve driven through Jays Close this
evening, the road is very icy and there’sa couple of inches of snow in the car park. Given the forecasted temperature and the messages from several families, saying they aren’t coming tomorrow, we are not running the Sunday family class.


19:36 Update.

We are also closing tomorrow morning, Saturday. Assuming we thaw out Sunday training will be on.
Given that the snow is continuing and seems to be getting heavier, we’ve taken the decision to close for the day to ensure everyone stays safe.
Please contact us to arrange a catch up class next week
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It’s too much!

Written by bryan. Posted in Uncategorized

Chinese Tai Chi Fan

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.

However some days what 100% looks and feels like will vary tremendously and that’s also fine, but you need to take that into consideration when training to get the best from your body.

Today I went to the gym and planned to hit some heavy weights, tried the first exercise and it was clear it wasn’t going to work today. I needed to drop 20/30kg on bench presses, military presses, lat pulldowns and on the deadlift it was 50kg. I still trained to my limit today, just was limit was a lower than expected and planned.

Why do we need to do less? There are many reasons; fatigue, injury, recovery, menstrual cycle and puberty. We shouldn’t forget a range of psychological factors; stress; anxiety; burnout and hormonal. All of these and many more things effect how we are able to train.

If you need to do less, do so, but still try to stretch yourself to make improvements in every session you train in.

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Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy,
The Annex @ ITT Industries,
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Basingstoke,
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