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How to stop your child being kidnapped by a foreigner

All child snatchers seem to be foreigners. You go on facebook and someone has shared “BEWARE… my 4 year old was out playing when he was approached by a black/asian/Eastern European man in a van…” the stories go. It prompted a friend to quip that we don’t need to worry about immigrant workers stealing our … Continue reading

Why do people start?

I have an anecdote that’s only slightly exaggerated, depending on the setting and how much I want to embarrass my wife. Basically, I got into martial arts because I wanted to meet girls. I was running with a friend on an elevated track, and my friend was running a Taekwondo class in the hall below. … Continue reading

Why I’m Getting Out of Social Media… sort of

A really strange thing happened to me last week… I had a great day. That’s not the strange thing. I have many great days. The strange thing is coming a few lines below this one. My great day started with my wife saying, “I know it’s raining but let’s go to Farmleigh anyway and maybe … Continue reading

Protected: The Time Those Guys Cheated

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Big Problem Little Solution

Large and significant gap between blog posts here. You have my apologies. I wasn’t busy. I just lost interest. That’s allowed isn’t it? But I said, y’know, when I find something that I want to write about, I’ll sit down and write again. So here it is. I want to write about pornography. Don’t worry, … Continue reading

Coaching Children

I’ve been asked in the past week to do something I’ve never done before. As a part of my work with schools, a teacher asked me to send him an email explaining my “Coaching Philosophy” for kids, as well as some technical details on what and how I teach. Naturally, I spent far too long … Continue reading

Vegas World Championships

  A little Las Vegas diary. I had written some of this in my hotel room over there, but things were just too busy to post or edit it in any way. Sunday. Travel day. A short hop to London and then a 10 hour flight to Vegas. I dread the thought of flying more … Continue reading

The time with the stick fighting guy

I’ve got a story, I was going to write this one as a facebook post but it got too long. I like to tell stories about “Ye olden days” before MMA or in the very early days of my involvement, mostly because the younger guys in my gym don’t seem to know how lucky they … Continue reading

2 things I know about strength

I’m often accused or rambling a bit, so I’m going to make this post very specific and define the parameters of what I’m talking about very clearly from the start: Two things this post deals with: 1. Strength which can only be expressed in a single context is not strength in any other context 2. You don’t … Continue reading

Kids!

I’ve just taken a phone call, actually half a phone call, and the crux of it was this. A man has had his child in Taekwondo training for the past 3 years, the child is now 7. He wants his child to move from Taekwondo to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu because the child doesn’t yet know … Continue reading

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