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How to Defuse Aggression

How to Defuse Aggression

Jun 28

How to defuse aggression In one of our previous blogs, we gave some tips on how to spot potentially dangerous situations and avoid them. Unfortunately though, avoidance isn’t always possible.  All of our students are trained in methods to defuse...


Influencing Others by Taking Yourself Seriously

Jun 6

This is another in our occasional series relating to motivational speaking training. Here, we’ll be illustrating the importance of taking yourself seriously when trying to convince others. Self-deprecation Almost every day we see examples of people “putting themselves down”. Sometimes...


The Media and Martial Arts

May 9

Regular readers of our blog will know from past comments that we are not entirely enamoured with the way the martial arts are represented on TV and in the movies. In fact, that’s a deliberate understatement! We’d like to pick...


What is “Smashing Bricks” all About?

Apr 9

It’s very common for new members, particularly some of the younger and more impressionable ones in Martial Arts for Kids classes, to start asking questions about martial arts practitioners smashing bricks and solid wooden planks etc. This is really something...


Are You Being Bullied?

Mar 15

What does the term “bullying” mean to you? Does it bring to mind kids beating each other up in school?  Perhaps a child in your local playgroup is aggressive towards all the others? Well, it may surprise you to know...