Training with Sensei.

I am often asked, why should I train with you on the online academy or in person with you in a private lesson. Good questions. The thing is, I put together the entire Northstar Ju jitsu syllabus. It is based on my years of fighting. For those of you that have done one of my…

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Drawing your sword?

How do we use the timeless wisdom of the samurai warrior in our everyday life and how can their violent ways be of use to us hundreds of years after they lived? As martial artists, we can easily become detached from the lessons of the samurai if we do not practise them and integrate them…

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Where the police a little rough?

There is no doubt that the police were a little rough on the 95-year-old in the nursing home. From what I can make out is this innocent woman with dementia was shuffling towards the police in her walking frame carrying a large knife. As a survivor of being in a real situation and being attacked…

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Is online the end of excellence?

Is online the end of excellence as we know it. There is no doubt that the buy before you see mode of making a purchase has its risks. As it cuts out the entire pre-sale checks and the seller can sell you whatever they see fit. I know that Liz and I have made some…

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Are you a Mc Dojo.

Just for a minute, let go of everything that you believe about martial arts tuition. Just take your blinkers off and ask yourself. Who wrote the rule book on how martial arts should be presented? It takes courage to step outside of the norm in anything you do. But it is we few pioneers that…

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