Martial Arts & The Positive Cycle (Part 1)

Dan Couzens Martial Arts Explored, Self Development

Before we take a deeper look at what I call the positivity cycle, there are a couple of assumptions we need to make about life and human beings for the cycle to work. Assumption one is that the human being is an adaptable creature and that we have the capacity to change, learn and evolve not just in childhood but …

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. …

MAKE YOUR DOJO GREAT

Dan Couzens Martial Arts Explored

Watch your instructor’s movements and try to get a feel for how the technique is accomplished. You’ll be given technical instruction however, the feel for technique comes from watching and mimicking. There is a flow to a lesson just as there is to the skill, in the beginning you have 1 hour to gain as much worth out of the …

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, …