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Believe In Yourself

By darrenhiggs | March 20, 2022 |

Belief in yourself is one example where martial arts can mirror life. A lot of students set a goal for their Black Belt. New students may not know it yet, but they have just taken the first step towards garnering a strong belief in themselves, as they have created a…

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Kaizen (Continuous Improvement)

By darrenhiggs | March 7, 2021 |

Kaizen simply means “change for better”. It refers to any improvement, large or small, that will make you better. Read on for your challenge…

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By darrenhiggs | May 4, 2020 |

Leadership is important for your martial arts development, just as martial arts helps your leadership development. Read on for how to “walk your talk”…

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Effort Leads To Excellence

By darrenhiggs | February 29, 2020 |

At a certain stage in our martial arts journey, we realise that we have undertaken something more than just training the body. We realise the training requires a mental and spiritual component as well. But you can only know this if you put in the effort to be excellent. Read on….

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By darrenhiggs | October 27, 2019 |

Balance is having the body, mind and spirit in tune with each other. Create harmony between your responsibilities (e.g. work) and the pursuits that bring you fulfilment. This leads to a happy and peaceful life. Read on…

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Right Action

By darrenhiggs | July 28, 2019 |

Think good thoughts, speak good words and do good deeds to achieve your goals while helping others. Read on….

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By darrenhiggs | April 27, 2019 |

Winning is completing the goal you set for yourself. Hard work and dedication let you know you earned the win. Read on….

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Hard Work vs Natural Talent

By darrenhiggs | April 27, 2019 |

What is more important for winning – hard work or natural talent? My personal opinion is that you can control one of these variables (i.e. hard work), but you cannot always control the other variable (i.e. natural talent). Always focus on the variables you can control. Read on for your own judgement.

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By darrenhiggs | April 20, 2019 |

Focus is important in martial arts, as it is in everyday life. Focus is directing all of your attention to one task. It is blocking everything out and living in the “here and now”. Focused people thrive in the present moment. Read on for how focus can improve your martial arts. Ous!

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Success In Life

By darrenhiggs | April 13, 2019 |

Success is more than just achieving things. Success is also feeling good, mentally and emotionally, about your important goals. Success is bringing out the best in yourself. Isn’t this how you want your important goal achievements to be remembered? Read on for a a more profound way of living…

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