The Problem with Positivity

Before I start this article, I want to say, that I try my best not to rant or be negative in my articles and blogs. I want to offer positive advice that others can hopefully draw motivation and inspiration from.However, I hope you will allow me to indulge just this once and throw a few personal opinions on “The Problem with Positivity” You see, there now seems an endless array of motivational...

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Looking the Fool

The Road Not Taken – by Robert Frost   Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveller, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I could   To where it bent in the undergrowth;Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the better claimBecause it was grassy and wanted wear   Though as for that the passing thereHad worn them really...

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Invest in the Process

 Q. Why do we train?“To be able to lead safer lives”  Q. Why do we want that?“So we can do the things we want without fear or threats, or at least, with an understanding and an ability to deal with these threats”   Q. What is the benefit of this?“So we can be...

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CSP Masterclass – Month 2 Review

CSP Masterclass – Month 2 Review

Saturday saw the second instalment of our CSP Masterclass “The Arts” Seminar Series This is a 6 month journey, consisting of one seminar per month, with each month focusing on a specific theme or range of martial arts. The Masterclass is a closed-door affair, one which I am making sure we enforce in order that the students, who have sacrificed money and a lot of their time to attend, gain the...

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Sian O’Callaghan – Lessons for us all

Sian O’Callaghan – Lessons for us all

On Saturday 18th March, 22 year old Sian O’Callaghan goes out for a night out with friends On Sunday 19th March at 2:52 am, Sian is filmed on CCTV leaving the nightclub to walk the half mile route home. Sian was not seen again until 24th March, when her body was found after a suspect, who had been arrested, offered information as to her whereabouts. At the point of writing this article, facts...

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What They Don’t Know

What They Don’t Know

“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” Sometimes we may not know we have received a gift until much later on!   A short while ago, Lou and I were enjoying a wonderful meal with a couple of friends, and for some reason we got round to a lovely, heart warming subject. We were talking about going out as teenagers, the things we used to get up to and the times...

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Casey Heynes – Bullied Fights Back – PART 3

Casey Heynes – Bullied Fights Back – PART 3

As a final follow up to my previous two blogs on the Casey Heynes bullying story, I wanted to highlight a few of the points that Casey, so articulately put in his recent interview I’ve also posted a video blog of the event, pulling out a couple of points around the act of Self Defence in this situation and how the bullying has most likely gone on for some time leading up to this event. It...

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Casey Heynes – Bullied Fights Back – PART2

Casey Heynes – Bullied Fights Back – PART2

Following alot of feedback from my latest blog around the viral video of Casey Heynes and his bully, Richard Gale, I thought I’d post a brief follow-up to answer a few comments, and give some more analysis on the event. Also, as it’s National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence tomorrow, I thought It’d be a good opportunity to create a Part 2 of the blog...

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Casey Heynes – Bullied Fights Back

Casey Heynes – Bullied Fights Back

If you have any presence on Facebook, Twitter, the Internet or any other social networking, you can’t help but to have seen this latest viral video, of a school boy who finally snaps and fights back at his bullies. In order to look at this video in a little more detail, I first have to express a few comments and assumptions. We only get to see 40 seconds of this event, which means we can only...

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Dedication Requires a Why!

Dedication Requires a Why!

Is there anything you do that you would love to be World Class at? When you look at others who are clearly at the top of their game, does it make wish you could achieve the same dizzying heights in an arena of your own? Are you someone who is inspired by others who are in a league of their own at their chosen specialism or does it expose your own feelings of inadequacy, leaving you deflated and...

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