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Six Ways to Avoid ‘Quitting’ in 2024

Six Ways to Avoid ‘Quitting’ in 2024

New Year’s Resolutions: Can You Make It Past Past Spring?  The infamous 'January 10th' has loomed over many well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions. Research shows that 32% abandon resolutions by this date, and only 38% stick with them until the end of January....

Bullying – it can make or break you!

Bullying – it can make or break you!

The school bully had no chance!The school bully had no idea what was about to rain down on him. He had me pinned to the wall with his fist raised. You may have seen the legendary Shaolin Five Rings style in kung fu movies; well, I had the 'Five Claires' style at my...

The Critical Flaws in Women’s Self-Defence Training

The Critical Flaws in Women’s Self-Defence Training

In the realm of self-defence, it’s vital that training provides individuals with practical, effective, and actionable skills, especially for women, who often face unique dangers. Regrettably, much of what is being taught under the banner of "women’s self-defence" is...

The truth about self-defence – Does it actually work?

The truth about self-defence – Does it actually work?

Self-defence  – A life skill that should be taught at schoolCalls by campaigners to include self-defence for girls in PE lessons got me thinking about how best to examine the subject of self-defence. Dictionary definitions like ‘A countermeasure that involves...

Music is a fitness motivator and game changer

Music is a fitness motivator and game changer

Music is the greatest fitness self-defence motivatorWe all know the feeling; you’ve finished work and taken a pit stop on the sofa. Just half an hour, one quick episode of whatever it is you’re into on Netflix, then off to the gym, a run, a class, it’s all good, the...

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