Karate: School Bully’s Revenge

Everyone knows a made to measure suit is a thing of beauty. It’s fitted exactly to your frame with all the love and care the tailor chooses to give, but sometimes we don’t need bespoke, sometimes we just want to grab a suit off the rail. It’s cheaper, it’s easier and quite frankly who can…

Thai mediation: Wax-on, wax-off

I was a big fan of Karate Kid as a child. I watched all the way to number three. Mark my words; Daniel learned a thing or two over that time. He’d been in a succession of fights, visited Japan, offered various forms of emotional support to Mr Miagi, and saved a bonsai plant. All…

Wing Chun: man to man

Parents spend a fortune trying to give their children an edge in the rat race of the British education system. They’ll buy homes that fall in the right school catchment area, force them into various extra curricular activities, pay thousands for a public school education, and pack in those extra hours of private coaching. Some…

Book Review: Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Story

I’m a Red personality type, it’s official – I’ve been tested. It happened as part of a work-training program entitled: Getting to know yourself and others. Reds aren’t common at my place of work, but there’s rather a predominance of Greens. If the profiling is to be believed, Reds aren’t the most amiable of personality…

Film Review: Iron Fist

Kicks might not easily be likened to lace curtains, the one doesn’t easily relate to the other. It’s a slightly confusing contrast. This contract could be used comedically to create a pithy one liner, such as: “Your kicks are like lace curtains, light weight and stylistic questionable.” – Oo burn! But something the comparison doesn’t…