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Your Goals vs Your System

By darrenhiggs | March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Setting goals in life is important, but we often overlook how we get there. One solution is to focus more on your system, instead of trying to stay focused solely on a distant destination. While goals are good for planning your progress, your martial arts system is where you make progress.

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Talk Of The Week – Awareness Of Others

By darrenhiggs | December 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

As a martial artist, you learn to physically defend your personal space (if you need to). However, are you as conscious of other people and their personal space? Read on for how respect and good manners helps.

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Simple Meditation

By darrenhiggs | December 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Martial arts is more than just physical training and fitness. It must encompass the complete mind-body-spirit. This is where meditation can help. Read on.

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2018 – The Year Of "Building A Better You"

By darrenhiggs | December 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

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.

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Talk of the Week – Commitment

By darrenhiggs | October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

I have always admired people who are “tough”. I do not mean “tough” in the sense that they could win every fight that they are in. I look on tough people as those who will continue soldering on no matter what obstacles are placed in front of them. These people, whether they are a mile in front or a mile behind, are always trying their best to the very end. These people can be in any walk of life, not just martial arts. They are the type of people you would want in the trenches with you, as they are committed.

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Talk of the Week – Respect

By darrenhiggs | October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Respect is important for you and everyone around you. Respect is not something that can be demanded, as it will not last. Respect is something that is offered firstly, then earned secondly. It is one of those “karma” things. To get respect, you must first give respect. When you show respect for others, it might not mean a lot to you at the time. However, it could mean the world to the other person. And that is part of your service to others.

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Talk of the Week – Still and Neutral

By darrenhiggs | October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Difficult situations are a part of life. Throughout the day, there will be a number of things that do not go exactly how you would like them to. You may be forced to make decisions that you do not necessarily want to make. If you make choices from a negative state, such as anger or frustration, it can have unfavourable outcomes for all involved. It is therefore critical that you make these decisions from a “still and neutral” position.

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Talk of the Week – Choose Your Attitude

By darrenhiggs | October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

How often do we feel that we are in our own little world? We can get so focused on ourselves, we forget how our attitudes and behaviours can affect others. A bad attitude can have a negative feel for everybody around. Conversely, a good attitude can have a lasting impact on yours and others lives.

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Talk of the Week – Determination

By darrenhiggs | October 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Determination…focus completely on your goal…work hard…have total belief in yourself…never give in.

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Mindfulness

By darrenhiggs | September 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mindfulness…be still and breathe…cultivate a calm mind…have awareness of the present moment. Martial arts helps.

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