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Your Goals vs Your System

By darrenhiggs | March 26, 2018 |

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 |

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 |

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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Talk Of The Week – Success

By darrenhiggs | December 17, 2017 |

Success is more than just winning at something. If that “something” is not tied into your values, or the person you want to be, there will be an emptiness inside. Read on.

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Talk Of The Week – Live For The Moment

By darrenhiggs | December 17, 2017 |

Too many people live their life in the past or the future. You cannot change either. But you can control the present moment, and this should always be your focus, as this is where living is done. Read on.

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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.

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Talk of the Week – Respect

By darrenhiggs | October 3, 2017 |

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 – Choose Your Attitude

By darrenhiggs | October 3, 2017 |

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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What Style Of Martial Arts Do You Do?

By darrenhiggs | September 5, 2015 |

People always ask “what style of martial arts do you do?” It is human nature to seek understanding of a situation. But it is not a simple answer. Read on for why.

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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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