A while ago I wrote about the false notion (at least in my eyes) that traditional martial arts and modern combative applications, most predominantly Krav Maga, do not mix well or, as some even claim, are diametrically opposed in the martial arts sphere. But are they?
A discussion I have often heard amongst practitioners of self-defence and Krav Maga systems is whether sparring should be included in the curriculum. There are many valid arguments for both sides and different schools and instructors approach it differently. Here are my two cents.
Christmas and the New Year are always a time for reflection, and are also the cause of a phrase that now reeks of unfulfilled potential and wasted gym fees:
‘New Year’s Resolutions’
Everyone has made resolutions that they haven’t kept before. But why are they so hard to stick to? And how can you improve on keeping those resolutions?
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It's that time of year again! Please join us for an afternoon of good times at The Oxford Hotel in Leederville as we celebrate the silly season with a nice lunch and a few drinks.
The 2015 CAIA Awards will recognise some outstanding achievements by members of the CAIA community as well as have a bit of fun too.
Hope to see you there!
The CAIA BJJ team, under the watchful eye of our Maestro Marcus 'T-Rex' Lopes, has dominated the AFBJJ Gi State Titles in Perth. With a total of 3 gold medals (both in men's and women's divisions), 6 silver medals and 2 bronze medals, CAIA is now ranked 3rd best BJJ school in Western Australia!
Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain confidence, fit into those jeans or learn how to defend yourself, learning how to effectively set goals is key to achieving them.
The process of effective goal setting is not only relevant to your training, fitness or health regime, but is just as relevant for maintaining great relationships, building a successful career, and pretty much everything else in life!
Date: Tues 29 Sept 2015
Time: 5:30 - 7:30PM
Cost: $50 | All proceeds to benefit Operation Rainbow Australia, who perform free surgery for impoverished children with facial deformities in the Philippines twice a year. Each $50 donation covers a full surgical procedure that will change the life of an entire family.
More info: ring 08 9389 9489
This workshop covers the fantasy applications of knife defense, flow and disarms from angle 1 (body thrust) and angle 2 (downward angle slash). It will also cover the realistic TDE Trauma Destroy Exit methodologies.
Martial arts are, in a very real sense, a way of solving problems.
These problems can be broadly defined - improving fitness or learning to defend yourself from an attacker, or more specific, such as how to land a particular punch against a particular opponent in a particular bout.
The parallells between this and solving problems in business or personal life are easy to see. Dealing with difficult customers, expanding your skill base, managing stress and finding opportunities where others see difficulties are all part of this. Not sure how?