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How do you eat an elephant….

By darrenhiggs | September 18, 2015 |

As the old gag goes “one bite at a time” or perhaps the other one “bite off more than you can chew and chew like crazy”. As most, hopefully all of you, know by now Darren and I have taken on the awesome opportunity and responsibility of running the management…

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Goal Setting For Martial Arts

By darrenhiggs | September 13, 2015 |

Goal setting is the key to success. In martial arts, you regularly get a chance to achieve your goals. This can be in the form of a grading, a tournament, learning your syllabus or simply getting fit.However, there are goals that progress you forward and goals that hold you back. Read on for help.

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What Style Of Martial Arts Do You Do?

By darrenhiggs | September 5, 2015 |

People always ask “what style of martial arts do you do?” It is human nature to seek understanding of a situation. But it is not a simple answer. Read on for why.

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Friday Thinker

By darrenhiggs | August 14, 2015 |

We have been blessed here in Sydney lately with some brilliant sunny weather to balance the Winter chill. Here is a quick and simple mindfulness style meditation to connect you to the present moment and to enjoy the Sun fully! Become still – sitting or ready stance Close your eyes…

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Why Your Instructor Cares About You And Your Family

By darrenhiggs | July 17, 2015 |

I enjoy being a martial arts instructor , as the sense of camaraderie among all of the instructors and students is terrific. Martial arts creates one big family, where everybody enjoys each other’s success and commiserates in other’s disappointment. Read on for more.

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Mental toughness for martial artists

By darrenhiggs | June 5, 2015 |

Mental toughness for martial artists is quite involved. It is commitment, focus, resilience, and the right attitude. Read on for our thoughts on how to develop mental toughness.

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Time to commit!

By darrenhiggs | May 29, 2015 |

It is an exciting time at Quantum Martial Arts and across the broader Northstar Ju Jitsu network as we approach the June grading. We have been spending the last few Friday mornings helping some NSJJ red belts with their grading preparation and from a personal experience it brings back so…

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Tips for sparring

By darrenhiggs | May 22, 2015 |

Martial arts sparring is fun and scary at the same time. You must manage anxiety, keep your guard up, learn basic ‘go to’ moves, communicate and enjoy the process. It sounds like normal life. Read on for tips.

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Martial Arts Zen In Everyday Life

By darrenhiggs | May 15, 2015 |

Martial arts is not about being great in the dojo, but rather in real life. The ultimate goal is to focus on the present moment. Read on for how to get zen in everyday life.

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Lessons For Your Grading…. And Why They Are Life Changing

By darrenhiggs | May 8, 2015 |

Martial arts gradings are a canvas for life. You must relax, treat gradings like normal class, be happy with what you know, do not compare yourself to others, look at the long term, and enjoy the friendships. Read on for more benefits.

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