Our Stories 

Black Belt Attitude

By darrenhiggs | July 23, 2018 |

You do not need to be a Black Belt to have a “Black Belt Attitude”. But you do need a “Black Belt Attitude” to get your Black Belt, or attain excellence at anything you aspire to.

Read More

What's Stopping You Reaching Your Martial Arts Goals?

By darrenhiggs | January 21, 2018 |

In order to achieve your or your child’s martial arts goals, you often need to change the way you do things. If not, you probably would have reached your goals already. Whether your goal is a Black Belt, fit and healthy body, or feeling confident that you can defend yourself, change is often needed. Read on.

Read More

Talk of the Week – Strong Yet Gentle

By darrenhiggs | January 14, 2018 |

In martial arts, you learn how to be strong and how to be gentle. A wise martial artist knows when to be strong or gentle. Read on…

Read More

Big goals start with small actions

By darrenhiggs | January 14, 2018 |

Let me tell you a story. In fact, this story occurs quite often in a martial arts dojo. It is the story of a person who wants to try martial arts. Read on…

Read More

2018 – The Year Of "Building A Better You"

By darrenhiggs | December 17, 2017 |

Goals should always be tied into what is really important to you in life. This blog helps you reflect on 2017 and use those lessons to “Build A Better You” in 2018. Your martial arts lessons will help with this.

Read More


By darrenhiggs | November 26, 2017 |

There is no point in studying martial arts if you negatively react to stress around you. Focus on the breath and remain calm.

Read More

Responsibility In Martial Arts and Life

By darrenhiggs | May 21, 2017 |

Take responsibility of everything you do. Your goals are a very personal thing which reflect what is really important to you. The flipside of this is that it is up to you to do what it takes to achieve your goals. I know you can do it.

Read More

Black Belt Rules Of Success

By darrenhiggs | December 11, 2016 |

To “build a better you”, you must set goals and apply yourself in everything you do, including martial arts. Work hard and never give up, you can reach your Black Belt, which is a symbol of excellence. The Black Belt is possible with determination, dedication and resilience.

Read More

Are You A "Black Belt" In Life?

By darrenhiggs | August 13, 2016 |

Being a Black Belt in martial arts is one thing. Being a Black Belt at life is a whole other ball game. However, the lessons applied in martial arts are the same that you need in life. Read on.

Read More

Meditation in Martial Arts

By darrenhiggs | July 23, 2016 |

Martial arts cannot begin and end at merely the physical dimension of fitness, technique and training. It must include mind-body-spirit. Meditation is great for this. Read on.

Read More