Category Archives: sports science

A whole new year…

As I write my last post  of 2016 the shortest day of the year (or the longest night – it depends how you look at it) is upon us. After the solstice and the imminent Christmas celebrations the days start … Continue reading

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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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Attention!

To learn anything well or develop any skill you have to be able to pay attention. For me it is the single most useful attribute that anyone could develop to improve all aspects of their life. Paying attention means to … 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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Funny Feet?

There’s nothing quite like the feeling when after a long journey to some tropical destination you joyously remove your shoes and take a stroll barefooted along the beach with the cool sea lapping languidly at your toes. It is blissful. … Continue reading

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Squeeze in some Squatting

First published in ‘Tai Chi Chuan and Oriental Arts’ magazine Spring 2014 Over the last ten years of teaching Taiji full-time I have had the pleasure of meeting many different people from all sorts of walks of life. From teenagers … Continue reading

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Practise Makes Progress

When I was 13 years old I was desperate to learn how to play the guitar and so after cajoling my poor parents enough I managed to get hold of a fairly decent instrument. Unfortunately, simply owning a nice looking … Continue reading

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