Month: January 2017

Job update

I am leaving The Royal Marsden at the end of February and will be joining Roehampton University as an elearning Adviser. I will continue to volunteer with People’s University and also colleagues at the Royal Marsden who are keen to develop and license their…

Peace in a troubled world

This is partly where I was trying to get to in previous post only this is more eloquent and comprehensive. I read Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography recently and meeting soon with PeopleUni co-founder who whilst attempting to semi-retire is on a quest for some kind…

Knuckles update

Managing about 10 pressups minimum now daily – not completely down to normal pressups but getting there. A colleague at work has started too – he did martial arts years ago so is really good with the hand grippers. Trying to do batches of…

Some thoughts on force and resistance 

I started martial arts due to self confidence at a very low point, am not going into details of why, but the rest is not very exciting history. At my black belt grading I was mildly reprimanded by a 9th Dan for using too…

Conditioning

Back: Using this yoga app daily – without trainer it’s not ideal but simple to use and better than nothing https://t.co/BLqX77OkDH Knuckles: Taped up, tried again and increased crack but it’s not happening yet re brick breaking and I’m not using first knuckle properly so…

2nd Dan preparation

I don’t need to learn the next Dan poomsae but as I’ve not trained properly in a few years will be  a) hopefully returning to live in town near club so I can train & coach several times a week and return to being…

Our NHS and why it matters in 2017

A friend who is older than the NHS wrote this in response to a national plan: Social change is now so rapid that it is hard to make sense of it let alone learn from it. The opening sentence of the FYFV report is…