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February 18, 2019

Hello, it has been a while since I have written a post and felt that I needed to update my blog. As usual, my work life has been busy and I have been afforded some unique work opportunities I would never really get the opportunity to partake in. I had the privilege of working at the Australian Open in January and got to meet several well known Tennis Players an...

April 19, 2018

Greetings to all my loyal readers and followers. It has been some time since I have written a blog post and a lot has changed in that time. Anyone worth their salt in the self development field, martial arts scene and fitness industry can attest that being around motivating people can be the difference between rising up to the challenges life throws our way or...

December 11, 2017

Today, I am writing this post in response to a video that has done the rounds online. You may or may have not seen it but I thought I would share it today. It is about a young man named Keaton Jones. Keaton has been bullied at his school, and his mother is filming his emotional outburst in regards to the bullies giving him a hard time. This video touched many p...

November 25, 2017

It has been almost a month since I wrote my last post. I thought I would write an article once I had gotten over my jet lag over the last few days of continuous air travel. I was fortunate enough to have spent some vacation time 'off the grid' so to speak for most of this month. I left my smartphone and laptop at home and minimized my internet usage to just che...

August 18, 2017

I am writing this blog post in our local library today, waiting for my car to be washed. I was going to do my first official video about this topic, but due to losing my voice and recovering from a cold, I think it is best to write this post for today and save my strength.

I am spending today doing my final preparations for my trip to Sydney with my Sifu and two...

August 1, 2017

Today, I thought I would write a very quick blog post whilst waiting for a phone call from my study coach Karen. This morning I am in quite a good mood after receiving an award for Personal Protection Training's services to the local community of Maroondah. I was presented with an award by the Assistant to the Federal Treasurer and our Local MP Michael Sukkar....

July 28, 2017

Today's blog post is slightly different to what I would normally write about. Often we talk about self defence topics and other methodologies, but today I thought I would talk about dealing with adversity. Everyone has their own battles they must face daily, and those that tell you that life is easy well they are full of crap. Life is incredibly challenging, an...

July 4, 2017

For today's blog I have decided to talk about the importance of de-escalation and self awareness in the realm of self defence and self protection. I feel that I would be more then qualified to talk about this subject, as it is an area that others in the self defence industry such as Tony Blauer, Richard Dimitri, Geoff Thompson, Lee Morrison, and the late Drew G...

June 3, 2017

When I say the name Geoff Thompson what springs to mind? Do a quick search on Google and you will find information about a famous cricketer and real estate agent of the same name. But they aren't who I am talking about. Geoff Thompson is a man of many talents recognized for his street fighting credentials and his no nonsense teachings among the most influential...

May 21, 2017

Balance in life is important. This is something I teach my students. We may be learning self defence, but what I am really teaching underneath the punches, kicks, chokes and takedowns is self improvement. Strike a balance between the two and you find as time goes on instead of training purely to survive you will train to feel alive.

George St Pierre of UFC fame...