If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it

Why Make Learning So difficult? I struggled for many years trying to interpret what I was being taught, whether it was in Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga or the various Martial Arts I studied. No Book Available There was no methodology or book that I could find that described a better way of learning: all of … Continue reading If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it

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Inspiration #1 – Self Hypnosis

Working Hard Abroad When I was in my early twenties and working hard out in Basel, Switzerland programming a new Clinical Trials System I had a few problems that made it very difficult for me to sleep. But, I was not going to go down the sleeping pill route. Sleep Problems One of my colleagues … Continue reading Inspiration #1 – Self Hypnosis

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Connected Swimming – 2 – Feeling the Way Your Body Moves

Connected Swimming 2 This is the third post in my series on Connected Swimming. This approach uses some very well known tools and techniques from the Moving Arts world to improve your basic body strength, breathing and coordination.  However, these principles are non-obvious for most people. I spent a long time figuring out how to … Continue reading Connected Swimming – 2 – Feeling the Way Your Body Moves

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5 Reasons Why You Should Be Interested In Internal Energy

Internal Energy Awareness When I was training in Aikido, I found it strange that Aikidoka had to reach 4th Dan Black Belt before officially embarking on the internal energy route. In Karate I knew a 5th Dan that was yet to embark along the formal internal energy/ power route. That is not to say they … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Be Interested In Internal Energy

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Feeling Energy – Why It’s Like Driving a Ferrari

Tai Chi I was chatting with a friend of mine the other day - he was describing how he went on a Tai Chi course and asked the instructor what the energy movement pattern was for a particular move. At first the instructor looked blankly at my friend who then asked, 'does it feel like … Continue reading Feeling Energy – Why It’s Like Driving a Ferrari

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