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Some Ärt” With Your Martial Arts

By darrenhiggs | October 16, 2015 |

As a martial artist, I get inspiration from many sources. This includes art or any endeavour where you can get a glimpse of what people are feeling when they produce something wonderful. Read on for some lessons.

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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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Friday Thinker – Mentoring

By darrenhiggs | October 17, 2014 |

“Teaching is its own reward” is a saying that resonates with me. One of the most satisfying occurences is when a student gives you unsolicited praise after a class. It can be a humbling experience and it can also serve to help you resolve to be a better martial artists…

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Friday Thinker – Perserverance

By darrenhiggs | October 10, 2014 |

Perserverance is the foundation on which all success and achievements are built. Even when the outcome is not what you expected you will always have the deep satisfaction of knowing that you gave it everything.  Be tenacious… and never give up.

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Enter the dojo….

By darrenhiggs | September 11, 2014 |

The dojo – a sanctuary – a place of brutal work done with a gentle mind… For me the dojo is a sacred space, sacred in the personal sense, a place which is a refuge from my cares and worries as I leave them at the door. What does ‘the…

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CBD Self Defence

By darrenhiggs | July 16, 2014 |

  My corporate work recently moved office from North Sydney to the CBD of Sydney. While it is great to be back among the masses (tongue firmly in cheek) I have witnessed a few instances that have made me reflect on CBD Self Defence skills: A pedestrian accident A bicyclist…

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