Sunday, 24 July 2016

Happy 80th birthday Guro Dan Inosanto

Thanks for training and more importantly teaching and showing us the path, whilst encouraging people to teach and also investigate the arts in a loving way.

It's all about the love.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Getting Great

One training period a week for two years equals ok, well maybe ok.

Three training periods a week for two years equals good.

Six training periods a week for two years equals great.

Twelve training periods a week (twice a day with one days rest) for two years equals supernaturally super. 

Can't make class twice a day, no worries train your jurus, langkah and forms and hit things. Keep in shape and think about it.

Moving forward with my group, up until now when new people have joined the group we have gone back to the beginning and then started again. I have been thinking about this and have decided that maybe that is not the best way.

In future I will cover each subject and rotate between subjects, so those in the group longer will get more depth each time. We will keep going round and round as we spiral upwards skill wise. Practically the class will look like this, solo training, partner training and free play, then back to solo training etc. etc.



Sunday, 26 June 2016


Here's a handy definition of democracy to meditate on, hopefully we can then all move on together: 

Democracy, or democratic government, is "a system of government in which all the people of a state or polity ... are involved in making decisions about its affairs, typically by voting to elect representatives to a parliament or similar assembly", as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary.[1] Democracy is further defined as (a:) "government by the people; especially : rule of the majority (b:) "a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

I wonder if Daenerys Targaryen stood in the US elections as a fictional character she would give Trump and Hillary a run for their money?

Sunday, 12 June 2016