Film Review: Ready Player One

I’m a big Spielberg fan. This perhaps isn’t such a controversial statement. Saying that I like the work of the director of Jaws, ET, Jurassic Park, and Schindler’s List – to name but a few – isn’t really putting myself out there. Added to this is the fact that the world seems to be undergoing…

What’s the point in learning a martial art?

I do ask myself sometimes. I mean why do I get hit, bruised and thrown about each week? I guess the standard answer is that, if the worst comes to the worst, you will be able to defend yourself. I mean it’s a nice idea, but if the worst does come to the worst, you…

Wanders in…Mount Snowdon

The couple shuffled along in their running trainers. Their flimsy footwear providing scant grip on the slippery snow covered surface. The snow was deep. To the side of us there was no rail, no barrier to break our fall, nothing, just a sheer drop of hundreds of feet. I didn’t know it then, but this…

Wing Chun: Is Wing Chun a waste of time?

It has become fashionable to debate the merits of each martial art. This is a pass time as old as martial arts themselves, but YouTube seems to have provided something of a resurgence. It was during a chance search through YouTube that the Joe Rogan Show gave pause for concern. Joe Rogan made two observations…

Book Review: The Search

The Search tells the tale of Hobart Rapples and his quest for knowledge. Born in the isolation of the southern most city of the southern isle of New Zealand, Hobart wants for friends, companionship, and general life direction. Things come to a head on the death of Hobart’s mother, an unusual woman said to have…