Analysing Performance Positively Learning to analyse performance Positively To develop an unshakable Black Belt Mindset and the ability to overcome failure in a mature and positive way we need three things: Experience of success and failure A strong mentor A supportive community A process for analysing performance In order to develop Black Belt Mindset and › Read more
What is Failure? Defining failure and its importance to success From a young age (5 to 11) I was competing regularly in martial arts and I was failing, regularly. My Dad would take me across the country, often driving 6 hours to compete. The fear, pressure and anticipation I felt was often so difficult to › Read more
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  An awesome defensive technique to keep your opponent away in sparring, it doubles up as a brilliant board breaking technique. Remember to kick with the bottom of your foot, pushing through the target. It’s part of your Green Belt Combination! Students who come to our martial arts classes in Wiltshire and Somerset (found here › Read more
  When you become an advanced student and your opponent is used to trips and throws from the clinch you will have to disguise each technique you do. This clinch trip provokes a knee strike, dummies the front leg to hop from a potential trip so that it lands at the same time as the › Read more
  I love this setup. It’s simple and effective and sets up the jump reverse turning kick perfectly. Take your time with it and try to get that spin over the top of your knee as you come around for the last kick. Students who come to our martial arts classes in Wiltshire and Somerset › Read more
  Required: Matted Flooring and an adult present! Take your time to learn the steps of this technique, gradually, once you know you can perform it safely you can add some speed into it. Students who come to our martial arts classes in Wiltshire and Somerset (found here are encouraged to use our online › Read more
  The jumping back sidekick is all about getting that big jump using your explosive power (from practicing hundreds of squat jumps). Once you are in the air you need a good amount of rotation speed so you can fully extend your kicking leg before you land on the floor again. How does your foot › Read more
  Another excellent clinch trip! It’s all about timing! Wait your that knee to come up and simply tap the front foot to put your opponent off balance. Students who come to our martial arts classes in Wiltshire and Somerset (found here are encouraged to use our online training platform, WarriorNet ( Warrior net › Read more
  In order to score rechambering kicks against an advanced opponent you may need to set them up with a hand technique, we like the simple jab, jab set up. You can go high low to really confuse your opponent on this as well. Students who come to our martial arts classes in Wiltshire and › Read more



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