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Fast Cars and D*ck Jokes: Getting Ready for Your Krav Maga Grading

Belt tests and gradings are a source of much fear and anxiety, as they are for anticipation, excitement and joy.

Having to perform in front of a panel of experts can be daunting. Having people watch you and scrutinise your performance is intimidating and can be frustrating, as is not getting the results you want.

At the same time, passing a grading successfully is an incredibly rewarding and empowering experience. Personally, my black belt grading in Krav Maga is by far the most powerful, positive, empowering and memorable experience in my life so far.

Gradings also build a strong team bond. Having to go through something tough (and a grading should be tough!) together with others builds a strong and lasting connection, and memories that will be shared for a lifetime.

If you are anything like me, then chances are you stress over these for months, and I wouldn't stretch to say 'year's in my case, in advance. So how do you prepare for a grading? What do you need to work on? What should you remember while you are doing the grading?


Annoying or Dangerous? A Handy Guide to Self Defence Decisions

The Eisenhower's Matrix is a great tool for time management, used by successful businesspeople around the world.

The beauty of the matrix is that it can be expanded to many other applications. 
I'd like to share one of my favortie ones. It's a great tool for helping you understand what kind of threat you might be dealing with, and how the situation might develop. 


It's Back! 100 Fights in 100 Minutes

It's happening again!

Perth Saturday 28th April, 5:30PM

Push your limits and contribute to a great cause.

Proceeds from the funds raised through this event will be donated to charity.

The Concept: A friendly 100 rounds of sparring - with the proceeds going to a great cause! 

How it works: We are seeking sponsors for each fighter for each of the 100 rounds they are able to fight. It could be a dollar per round, or it could be ten cents per round. Every dollar helps. Each round will be one minute and fighters will change partners every round.

What can I do? It’s easy. To register as a participant please download the forms below, and follow the instructions. Or if you are thinking of coming down to watch, make sure and get here early as space is limited!


Permission Granted: On the Willingness to Act in Self Defence

You are at home, asleep. Your partner is sleeping next to you, and your child is sleeping in the next room.

You wake up to the sound of breaking glass, and as you step out of your room to inspect, you see a knife-wielding assailant about to enter your child's room.

What do you do? If you had to fight, could you?


Not Just Like Riding a Bike - Thoughts on Longevity in Self Defence

There are many wonderful lessons to learn from the martial arts. Not just about how to move your body through space, but rather about who you are, who you can be and how to interact with others.

But is there one style that teaches this better than others?

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Should I take my child to Martial Arts?

Martial Arts can be an incredible force in the life of a young person. It can provide focus, structure, culture, problem solving capabilities and solid strategies to deal with bullying and other various challenges that life will throw at them. But it's not for everyone, and for some kids it's important to consider the type of training they may need before throwing them into a martial arts programme.

Will Martial Arts help my child's behaviour problem?


The Dojo Syndrome Pt. 2 (or 'More Reasons Why Self Defence Training is Done Badly')

In the last article I discussed the ‘Dojo Syndrome’.
I had received some very positive feedback about it, with many instructors saying ‘this is exactly what often happens!’ and had a few requests to post some more tips. Thanks for the support, and I hope you enjoy this!