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Learning, self-esteem and the epidemic that is false praise.

February 12th, 2013 — 8:16am

Well it’s been a long time since I have blogged. Thanks for your patience and time to read my thoughts…… I am always looking at how people learn. And I am always looking for ways how to expedite the process. I always want my clients to be quicker, stronger, and more powerful, move better, andRead More »

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Resistance training mistakes that beginner’s make, and how to avoid them

June 3rd, 2012 — 12:52am

Weight training is an acquired skill. It requires education, focus, determination, patience and sweat. It is also a very rewarding and healthy practise when done in an intelligent, methodical and consistent fashion. Weight training can also be costly and dangerous to a beginner. The following tips will assist you in making the right choices andRead More »

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What is Krav Maga?

May 31st, 2012 — 5:11am

What is Krav Maga?  When people ask me what I do i usually tell them I am a personal trainer. If they probe a little deeper and if I think they may be interested in the combative arts I mention I am a self defence instructor. They often ask me what I teach. My responseRead More »

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Are you actually ready for training, coaching or advice?

March 16th, 2012 — 2:15am

  Are you actually ready for training, coaching or advice?   This is a summation of a few articles from a well known Strength and Conditioning and kettlebell coach I have followed for years in the US. Mike Mahler put out these articles some time ago (years); along with this summation of his articles (read:Read More »

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Reality Check #7

January 16th, 2012 — 7:01am

The Disconnected Values Model Welcome to 2012. I have decided to write a lengthy article knowing that most people will have the time while on leave to read it. This may be the single most important thing that you read about your health and fitness this year. Everybody has the knowledge-eat well and move more.Read More »

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Reality Check #6

October 25th, 2011 — 6:55am

Our Sedentary Generation and the Disconnected Values Model – Part One. sed·en·tar·y 1. Characterized by or requiring a sitting posture: a sedentary occupation. 2. Accustomed to sit or rest a great deal or to take little exercise. 3.Chiefly Zoology A. Abiding in one place; not migratory. B. Pertaining to animals that move about little orRead More »

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Reality Check #5

July 15th, 2011 — 6:23am

My Hot Top 20 Tips for Staying Fit and Healthy this winter It happens every year around this time: The winter woolies start appearing everywhere and everyone in your general vicinity enters that pre-hibernation mode, storing up extra body fat for the frozen months ahead and getting ill. They guzzle calorie-rich foods and drinks, cocoonRead More »

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Reality Check #4

May 31st, 2011 — 6:21am

With the next HKC fast approaching on July 30th in Melbourne, time is running out to register for the Level 1 Kettlebell Course with the only RKC/CK-FMS/CST certified instructor in Australia. Check out this link for more information on the HKC: http://www.dragondoor.com/workshops/details/hkc134/?apid=MattyB The RKC is the leading kettlebell certification in the World. So if youRead More »

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Reality Check #3

May 20th, 2011 — 6:16am

More is not better-better is better. Injuries can often be very demoralizing and can sometimes see people at the peak of their professional careers or in the midst personal fitness goals toss in the towel and give it all away. It can have a massive impact psychologically on your confidence and self esteem. And thisRead More »

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Reality Check #2

February 7th, 2011 — 6:15am

Believing in yourself-the cornerstone of personal safety? Whilst contrary to most people’s beliefs that in learning self defence, techniques are the most important thing to learn, learning the skills of assertiveness and boundary setting must come first and foremost when learning or teaching self defence. We must be mindful of statistics, especially in regards toRead More »

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