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Jan 24
Business Meeting

How to Lead a Business Meeting

There may be times in your professional career when you will be called upon to lead or as it’s sometimes called “chair” a business meeting. This is a big subject and specialist training is available to cover it but here...

Dec 26
braelene bridge

People in Focus – Braelene Bridge

I started my training when I was 13 years old. My parents had found a coupon for two months free training for myself and a friend. I was hooked from my first class, I knew I had to commit. Three...

Dec 21
Pu-erh Tea

NUTRITION TIP: Why drink Pu-erh Tea?

Pu-erh tea is cultivated exclusively in the Yunnan province of China and derives its name from the Pu-Erh County in which it is grown. 5 Health Benefits of Pu-Erh Tea 1. Increases EnergyThanks to the caffeine in pu-erh tea, drinking...

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
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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...

Oct 30
WAIMA

Why People Belittle you at Interviews

Modern laws and enlightened HR practices now actively discourage offensive statements at job interviews. Questions relating to race, religion, sexual orientation or gender-based discrimination should all be an absolute “no-no”.  While there are no doubt some transgressions still, it’s hopefully...

Oct 10
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Job Interviews – Top Tips

In Australia, the job interview can be a quite intimidating prospect. Aussie businesses have a reputation for plain direct speaking and that can catch the unwary off-guard.  It’s also true that there are a number of “faux-pas” that can put...

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...

Aug 2
Corporate Training

Confidence and Self-Assertion at Interviews

At WAIMA, we spend a lot of time building the self-confidence of our adult members through adult martial arts training etc. One area that increased confidence can be put to good use in is the job interview. Here are a...