Month: August 2014

How to kill fear and summon courage Pt. 2

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor How do you kill fear and summon courage? Courage The US Army Field Manual 7-21.13, The Soldier’s Guide, explains that personal courage is not the absence of fear, it is taking positive action in spite of fear. Courage assumes the presence of fear, as does stress training; however, courage overcomes […]

How to kill fear and summon courage Pt. 2

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor How do you kill fear and summon courage? Courage The US Army Field Manual 7-21.13, The Soldier’s Guide, explains that personal courage is not the absence of fear, it is taking positive action in spite of fear. Courage assumes the presence of fear, as does stress training; however, courage overcomes […]

How to kill fear and summon courage Pt. 2

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor How do you kill fear and summon courage? Courage The US Army Field Manual 7-21.13, The Soldier’s Guide, explains that personal courage is not the absence of fear, it is taking positive action in spite of fear. Courage assumes the presence of fear, as does stress training; however, courage overcomes […]

The importance of kata training

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Kata training should always be at the core, says Sensei Duckett In deciding why kata is important, let’s start with the basics, some of which are readily accepted among karateka from all sides. The supplementary benefits it offers the trainee are: Body conditioning The ideal karate body is one that […]

The importance of kata training

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Kata training should always be at the core, says Sensei Duckett In deciding why kata is important, let’s start with the basics, some of which are readily accepted among karateka from all sides. The supplementary benefits it offers the trainee are: Body conditioning The ideal karate body is one that […]

The importance of kata training

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Kata training should always be at the core, says Sensei Duckett In deciding why kata is important, let’s start with the basics, some of which are readily accepted among karateka from all sides. The supplementary benefits it offers the trainee are: Body conditioning The ideal karate body is one that […]

Professor Carlos Machado – Master's BJJ tips

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Professor Carlos Machado, the eldest of the Machado bros.  Professor Machado on what is the most neglected aspect of BJJ among lower ranks and how to address this: A lot of the time, it’s not what you know, it’s how you train. New students tend to expend a lot of […]

Professor Carlos Machado – Master’s BJJ tips

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Professor Carlos Machado, the eldest of the Machado bros.  Professor Machado on what is the most neglected aspect of BJJ among lower ranks and how to address this: A lot of the time, it’s not what you know, it’s how you train. New students tend to expend a lot of […]

Professor Carlos Machado – Master’s BJJ tips

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Professor Carlos Machado, the eldest of the Machado bros.  Professor Machado on what is the most neglected aspect of BJJ among lower ranks and how to address this: A lot of the time, it’s not what you know, it’s how you train. New students tend to expend a lot of […]

Karate's forgotten techniques – Preview

Andrew Raynor   Andrew Raynor Mike Clarke demonstrates the nukite The trade-off of allowing karate to be practised as a sport is the loss of a great many techniques that, should they be used as intended, will inflict various levels of harm upon the recipient. From subtle movements in body language and facial expression to […]