Categories for Martial Arts

Dec 17
Zara Phythian

Weekend Warrior – Zara Phythian

Zara Phythian was born on May 10, 1984 in Nottingham, UK. She started to train in the martial arts from the age of seven, learning the discipline of Shotokan Karate and achieving a second dan black belt before becoming a...

Dec 13
will harvey

People in Focus – Will Harvey

Inspired by video games and action movies at the age of 18, I began training in the martial arts. I drifted in and out of various martial arts systems, training briefly before losing interest and moving on. I didn’t realise...

Sep 20

Martial Arts and Deterrence

As another in our series of comments about self-defence, we’d like to say a few words about situations where you are forced to resort to your martial arts skills. Toleration Whatever techniques you apply and however conciliatory you may be,...

Aug 21

FAQs – Safety in the Dojo

Here we’ll deal with some questions that potential new members ask on the subject of the martial arts and safety when training. Do you have established safety roles in the dojo? It’s hard to stress just how seriously we take...

May 9

The Media and Martial Arts

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...

Apr 9

What is “Smashing Bricks” all About?

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...

Dec 12

Persuasive Speaking – The Role of the Eyes

Here at Waima, we run training that’s aimed at improving your self-confidence and your powers of persuasion through conviction speaking. This is a rich seam of knowledge and techniques we’d like to share with you. There’s just far too much...

Nov 8

Top Tips for Avoiding Trouble at the Outset

  We’ve said before that one of the major objectives of our martial arts class is how to avoid trouble. Broadly speaking, it’s necessary to: spot the warning signs; call for professional help if feasible; leave the vicinity; if it’s...

Oct 9

Why Are Martial Arts Films So Popular?

  We’ve blogged before and mentioned a slight irritation about some aspects of the portrayal of the martial arts on TV and in the movies. Specifically the way that some movies or shows suggest, not very subtly, that practitioners only...