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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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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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