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Talk of the Week – Commitment

By darrenhiggs | October 10, 2017 |

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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Still and Neutral

By darrenhiggs | October 3, 2017 |

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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Martial Arts and Balance

By darrenhiggs | November 4, 2016 |

Martial arts is far more than just “the physical”. There is also the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects that need to be worked on. You must learn that all of these different aspects must co-exist. However, this learning is also the fun part. Read our blog on how to bring balance and creativity back to your life…

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Stay Active During These School Holidays

By darrenhiggs | September 9, 2016 |

We want our children to lead a healthy lifestyle. We must also show them what that means, via encouragement, making time, creating family time, and introducing children to a range of activities (including martial arts). Read on.

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Goal Setting For Martial Arts

By darrenhiggs | September 13, 2015 |

Goal setting is the key to success. In martial arts, you regularly get a chance to achieve your goals. This can be in the form of a grading, a tournament, learning your syllabus or simply getting fit.However, there are goals that progress you forward and goals that hold you back. Read on for help.

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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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Mental toughness for martial artists

By darrenhiggs | June 5, 2015 |

Mental toughness for martial artists is quite involved. It is commitment, focus, resilience, and the right attitude. Read on for our thoughts on how to develop mental toughness.

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Time to commit!

By darrenhiggs | May 29, 2015 |

It is an exciting time at Quantum Martial Arts and across the broader Northstar Ju Jitsu network as we approach the June grading. We have been spending the last few Friday mornings helping some NSJJ red belts with their grading preparation and from a personal experience it brings back so…

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Lessons For Your Grading…. And Why They Are Life Changing

By darrenhiggs | May 8, 2015 |

Martial arts gradings are a canvas for life. You must relax, treat gradings like normal class, be happy with what you know, do not compare yourself to others, look at the long term, and enjoy the friendships. Read on for more benefits.

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A Simple Key To Martial Arts Success

By darrenhiggs | April 17, 2015 |

The hardest part of martial arts training is showing up to class day after day. Or, to word it another way…consistency. Training brings small benefits with each class. But being able to do hard training consistently month after month is what will yield lasting results. Read on for tips.

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