Motivation, inspiration, encouragement and self-development. The forum for all those who are bettering themselves and their lives.

Marcus_1's picture

My road to recovery

Following a recent bit of depression and anxiety brought on by events at work and my younger brother going through a messy as hell divorce, I let myself go a fair bit and stopped training (just to get some time).

Well, anyway, my work chucked me on a Feel Well Live Well course which, after just 2 sessions has got me pulling my finger out of my arse and getting myself sorted out.

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Cataphract's picture

Free Karate Media

There is lots of good stuff online that may be downloaded legally. Recently I forgot where I found this book. I might as well post a link here lest I misplace it again.

Funakoshi Gichin, Tou Te: Ryukyu Kenpo (1922)

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Les Bubka's picture

Mentors and how did you get where you are?

Hi all

Recently I had few questions on subject where did I learn my way of karate. So I thought that would be good topic on the forum, as all of us have been influence by someone. For me training with martial arts started after watching Enter the Dragon J. Along the way I had and still have three main teachers who shaped my understanding of martial arts and planted in my concepts and helped to develop my own ways.

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Les Bubka's picture

How to deal with "hate" ?

Hi all

First I’m not sure if this is the right section of this forum, if not Iain please move it in to appropriate section if you can.

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Antonio G's picture

My 10 best reasons for not missing any karate training !

Hello, if sometimes you're not motivated to go to the Dojo, you better read this 10 reasons ! :)

What motivated you ?


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tubbydrawers's picture

Opening of new Dojo / school


I wanted to ask the Dojo owners of this group a question or few.

What made you open up your own Dojo? Did you leave the Association you were with to go it alone? Was it a natural progression in your club / assoication? Did you feel that you were not getting thing of value where you were so it was best to start your own club and take your teaching in the direction wanted to go?

As you can see / tell, I think I am at a crossroads - yet again - in regards to my own training and knowledge and looking for advice here, I think - is much more suitable.

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Zach Zinn's picture

what has been the biggest reward of long term training?

For me, it's definitely the people. Whether it's my own little class, learning from others, seminars, etc., the people I've met and gotten to know over the years are definitely what stand out for me.

What about you?

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Dash3's picture

Study splits (academic/physical)

How much of your study of martial arts is devoted to "academic" (for want of a better term) versus physical practice?

I reckon in any given week, I put in six hours of training between classes and solo practice (this does not include workouts that are not martial arts based, like lifting or running) and around 4 hours of reading books (like Iain's), watching instructional videos (like Iain's), and engaging in discussion, either with training partners or on this forum.

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Wastelander's picture

Helped Autistic Girl with her Talent Show

Hello, everyone,

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tubbydrawers's picture

Injury has caused motivation slack

hi all,

I have read other people's posts of the motivation side of things and not wanting to tack onto theirs, I created my own.

I am in a position of where I have damaged my shoulder to a point now that after having 2 cortisone injections and in the middle of physio I seem to have lost my motivation for training. Let’s go for a brief summary!

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