DISCIPLINE & MARTIAL ARTS

Dan Couzens Martial Arts Explored, Self Development

Discipline is one of the keys to potential, it is how to move your ability forward, and it is a principle for how things work. Lack discipline and just rely on natural talent and luck and you’ve just given up a great deal of your ability to influence the outcome. Discipline does not care about your emotions, your disadvantages, your …

THE COMBATIVE STIMULUS

Dan Couzens Fitness & Martial Arts, Martial Arts Explored, Self Development

Combative training is necessary and an extremely important aspect of martial arts, however, it doesn’t need to be about violence. Tuesday’s blog looks at the benefits of training with the combative stimulus in mind and how we can view the combative scenario both as a literal situation and as a metaphor. Here are 5 benefits of using the combative stimulus. …

PUNCHES & PEACE

Dan Couzens Martial Arts Explored, Self Development

How is it that the study of violence can lead to peace? How can learning to punch and kick improve someone’s confidence? How can combat lead to kindness? If you watch a great movie it will have a great story, great characters in a well realized world of fantasy or fact. But for the characters to be great there must …

Should Everyone Practice Martial Arts?

Dan Couzens Martial Arts Explored

I have long thought that if you’re passionate about your subject, enjoying the study, the practice and the pursuit of excellence then there is also the deep feeling of wanting to share it.. I feel like this with martial arts, it’s been an incredibly rich and rewarding journey, sure there has been up’s and downs and the road has often …

FEARLESS (PART 3) THE UNIFICATION OF SPIRIT

Dan Couzens Martial Arts Explored, Self Development

‘They’ say that someone who grasps their subject well is able to narrow down their complex and in-depth understanding into simple terms. When it comes to the unification of spirit, the subject is life, and the goal is to find a way to pull all the disparate aspects together so we cease to have multiple drivers pulling in different directions, …

BUSHIDO BRISTOL MARTIAL ARTS – DOJO MINDSET

Dan Couzens Self Development, Uncategorized

  1/ REFRAIN FROM CRITICISING OTHER STUDENTS UNTIL YOU ARE BEYOND CRITICISM YOURSELF.   2/ APPROACH EVERY TECHNIQUE WITH A BEGINNERS MIND. WE HAVE NEVER FULLY MASTERED ANYTHING.   3/ CULTIVATE YOUR OWN INNER DESIRE TO ACHIEVE. THE TEACHER CANNOT DO IT FOR YOU   4/ COMMUNICATE CLEARLY. DEVELOP A REPUTATION OF RELIABILITY.   5/ REMOVE SELF DOUBT FROM THE EQUATION. …