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Are You A “Black Belt” In Life?

By darrenhiggs | March 16, 2019 |

I remember when I was competing in martial arts tournaments overseas (and still am ha ha). I would literally be training for a few hours each day and loving it. The training was the easy part. The really hard part was juggling the rest of my life to allow for…

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Stop Bullying and Harassment

By darrenhiggs | March 15, 2019 |

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke – Benjamin Disraeli Everybody has likely been bullied…or been a bully…at some points in their life. Personally I have been bullied throughout my life, and it really affects your self-confidence for a long time. I am lucky that I have had outlets such…

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Zanshin

By darrenhiggs | March 10, 2019 |

Zanshin – focus 100% of your attention on the things that are important to you, then tackle the actions required with intensity and purpose. Read on…

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Expand In Life Through Zanshin

By darrenhiggs | March 10, 2019 |

Zanshin – do not let life’s “distractions” dictate your life. Instead, focus on the things that are really important to you. Tackle your goals with absolute focus and concentration. Really enjoy what you do. This allows you to live the life you want to live. Read on…

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Courage in martial arts and life

By darrenhiggs | February 16, 2019 |

Fear stops so many people from achieving the things that they want to do. Courage is doing what needs to be done even though you feel fear. You are willing to put up a fight, as the end result will outweigh the struggle. Read our blog on courage for martial arts and life.

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Mental Toughness for Martial Artists

By darrenhiggs | February 10, 2019 |

Mental toughness is an important part of martial arts. In life, choosing the “easy path” is too common. But to really achieve anything worthwhile, you need commitment, focus, resilience and the right attitude. Read on…

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Generosity

By Dylan | December 23, 2018 |

Generosity helps you, the receiver and any onlookers be better people. Give the gift of time and energy to others. The impact could be life changing to somebody. Read on.

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Zanshin

By darrenhiggs | September 29, 2018 |

Children and family seem to have lots of demands with on their time and energy. Remember, you cannot be “everything to everybody all of the time”. You are better served by knowing what is important to you, then tackling what needs to be done with focus, calmness and singular resolution. Read on.

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Trust

By darrenhiggs | September 23, 2018 |

Trust, whether it is trusting yourself or trusting others, is important in today’s world. If there was more trust amongst each other, there would be less conflict, which would also lead to less of a need for self defence and martial arts. This is also an important lesson for children and family.

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Stand Up For What You Believe In

By darrenhiggs | September 17, 2018 |

Standing up for what you believe in is important. You must take charge of your life and actions. This is not easy. Read on…

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