Category Archives: Health and Fitness

Guest post by Antonia Stringer

I don’t often read fiction books however on the run up to our recent retreat in Morocco I read an excellent and very funny book. It is titled ‘this book will save your life’ by the author A.M. Homes. The … Continue reading

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Natural Movement Retreat, 7-12 January 2019, Morocco

As the nights are now drawing in and the temperature starts to drop, Antonia and I are really looking forward to running our retreat in Morocco in January. We both love Morocco and the prospect of warm winter sunshine combined … Continue reading

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The Scholar Warrior Podcast

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Robin Gamble for the Scholar Warrior Podcast. You can check it out here:

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Postulating Posture – Part 1

For most people our posture is something that is generally unconscious. It is  something largely unfelt that operates autonomously behind the scenes of the commonly valued and perhaps more superficial physical attributes such as being thin or having pronounced muscular … Continue reading

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Staying Balanced

First published in no. 46 edition of  ‘Tai Chi Chuan’ Magazine Daniel: “When do I learn how to punch?”  Mr. Miyagi: “Better to learn balance. Balance is key. Balance good, then karate good. Everything good. Balance bad, then better pack … Continue reading

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Paying Attention: The Power of Perception

first published in the 2013 spring/summer edition of Tai Chi and Oriental Arts Magazine If you took footage of a sportsperson engaging in their chosen pursuit and slowed it right down you would immediately be able to see much more … Continue reading

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The Internal Athlete – Part 1

It was after three or four years hard graft learning Kick-boxing as a teenager that I began to question standard concepts of health and fitness. When I was 16 I decided I wanted to ‘get fit’ and be able to … Continue reading

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