Archive: Jun 2015

    Thank You!


    Great birthday treat! I had a couple of steroid shots in my toes today so Jason put everyone through their paces while I sat with my feet up. All I needed was a cuppa to go with the choccies and I would have been in heaven. Great to feel treated in my old age. Thanks […]

    30 Years Young


    30 years ago today I stepped into a dojo for the first time to begin my martial arts journey. It was my birthday and I’d just turned 11. What a journey its been! A spiritual and physical path of happiness, pain and enlightenment. Despite all the injuries, through the peaks and troughs, my enthusiasm is […]

    Pushing the Envelope


    Great week! Blessed by the wonderful Sensei Ian on Tuesday who came along to shake off some 5 year old rust. Some promising newbies turned up and looked suitably overwhelmed. Plus some great technical work as we advance into new realms with developing atom into different areas, start layering in Thai and Dirty Boxing clinch, […]

    Boxing Clever


    It was a very full on lesson on Thursday as we worked solidly on improving our boxing skills by training the jab and learning some close quarter work as well as training in some cheeky shots as we practiced dragging our opponents around a bit. As we had the big gloves on, it was good […]

    The Best De-Fence


    An excellent performance for the Yellow 2 grading today despite nearly all of us nursing niggles and strains. A lot of hard work was put in in preparation for today and everybody showed great technique and fantastic fence work with the stand out performer being Casey. Some small things to work on for all of […]