Reviewing a decade of fitness, Sabrina shares how change has taken place for her, and how change will continue. We either go with it or get shaped by it.
Being injured doesn't mean you have to completely stop your martial arts journey. This article shares how you could still progress to train through injury.
Having goals to strive for are great. However, goal setting does not necessarily guarantee action. Slip ups happen to many of us on our journey. In this article, I share my recent fitness slip up that led me to gain 10kg, and how I sorted myself to get back on track.
In this guest post, Simon Hall, Instructor at Essex Soo Bahk Do, shares his recent experience of facing and rising from a serious heart condition. He shares how he's used his martial arts training during this worrying time, and also reflects deeper into a more rounded approach of health and fitness for life.
This article explores how three Mufasa quotes about tradition from Disney's animated film The Lion King can be applied to understand the value of tradition in martial arts.
In this article, I share a comparison clip of the same form (hyung/kata) four years apart, to show how time makes a difference to your training - even when you may not realise it!
In this guest article, Peter Reeve, a 2nd Dan Moo Duk Kwan practitioner and Instructor at Norfolk Soo Bahk Do, shares how martial arts has helped him to manage and improve on his mental health challenges.
This article explores how by applying the same courage in martial arts to our overall life, we are less likely to hold ourselves back from achieving our goals.
This past week marks three years since my black belt test. I've often reflected about how my approach to training has changed from something that I would only do at the dojang, to something I now think about and apply constantly. When I train, I look at all three dimensions of martial arts (physical, mental, and spiritual). Since I started this, my abilities and outlook on life has changed for the better in many ways. It all started by thinking how to incorporate martial arts training to my daily life. This article explores three ways how I do it, to show how you can too.
There can be more to martial arts than just the development of physical skill. Character-building is a frequently cited value that can be brought to a practitioner's life. This article explores how the build up to my black belt test marked a defining moment where I experienced gratitude at a deeper level than before. The experience has fundamentally changed my outlook and actions, and can also be helpful to inspire you to reflect on your journey and the value martial arts has brought to you.