Train as you fight vs deliberate practice

08/20/2013 16:20:00 PM

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New Delux Mat Trolley

08/14/2013 16:56:00 PM

Last night we assembled our new, industrial strength mat trolley, purchase from Bremco Metal Products:, to help us shuttle our mats between storage and the Aerobics room that we transform into our dojo:Newly assembled: Shiny!Loaded with matsThe ...

Ideas for visualisations

12/30/2012 16:15:00 PM

Lori O'Connell recently blogged on

Promotions - December 2012

12/16/2012 03:05:00 AM

Congratulations to everyone on your hard work for the year, and for those who graded, well-deserved promotions:Combined Monash Caulfield and Clayton recipients at Presentation DayWell done to everyone at both Monash clubs, and at the Honbu. ...

Evolutionary movement

10/25/2012 15:19:00 PM

Here's the first of an elegant three-part series in which the presenter, Simon Thakur, starts with small perturbations of the spine and expands into a swathe of whole-body movements:Well worth a look, especially if you are interested in improving ...

A jiu-jitsu demos from the 1980s

07/18/2011 19:18:00 PM

John Coles of the Kojutsukan blog has posted a set of 3 videos of his instructor -- the late Greg Palmer -- delivering his impressive second dan jujutsu grading (under the late Jan de Jong) in 1985*.

Bartitsu: Sherlock Holmes's martial art

04/23/2011 14:06:00 PM

In Arthur Conan Doyle's story The Empty House, Sherlock Holmes -- previously missing, presumed dead in The Final Problem

Great advice for beginners

03/11/2011 16:50:00 PM

Nev Sagiba, an aikido instructor, has written some excellent articles for Aikido Journal.

Ideas for theme classes

03/11/2011 14:22:00 PM

This year I plan to do a themed class roughly every four weeks.

Effortless jiu-jitsu and judo / first class back in 2011

02/19/2011 14:01:00 PM

On Wednesday we had our first class back for the year with eight regulars on the mat -- what passes for a small class nowadays -- plus one prospective student.It was good to be back, even on a rainy night; never mind this Summer's floods and ...