Archive for the ‘martial arts’ Category

Get Fit QUICK!

June 18, 2017

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m attending Mick Coup’s Knife Management course in September. Back when I wrote it, I had the luxury of 6 months to get into shape. It’s now only about 2 months away and my cardio fitness is still terrible. I’ll admit that I’m having a minor panic.


Knife Management

April 8, 2017

I’ve been lucky enough to sign up for Mick Coup‘s Knife Management seminar in September… I’m actually bricking it already, because I know it’s going to be the toughest seminar so far. Not just cardio and conditioning, but raw strength too.



November 12, 2014

I started training in Japanese martial arts at about 12 years old (a brief tussle with Judo at age 7 notwithstanding). I was lucky enough to train at a very traditional dojo founded by English students of Japanese masters, so my Budo training included external and internal arts – Karate and Aikido for example.

Andrea Falk Interview

February 5, 2012

“MaGui baguazhang uses whole body power, built from smooth flowing qi and blood.  The tendons, ligaments, tissues, muscles, every part of the body is developed such that you cannot move without using this power. Your body is restructured. This is developed through the circle-walking. You practice the techniques to find where you are not yet connected. You then go back to circle-walking to correct the weak link. Your stronger links support and change the weaker links. ”

Basingstoke, BaGua and Budget Bengali.

April 25, 2010

… plus Beers and Beeches (of the Golden variety).