Month: Feb 2017

Podcasts

Forgot to add in previous post but as I’m taking a break from political tweeting and probably a lot of socmed activity in general, will be listening to recommendations e.g. Tactical Taekwondo https://tacticaltaekwondo.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/what-you-should-be-listening-to/ And my brother has recommended Simon Mayo’s Confessions. Simon Mayo previously…

People’s Uni and 2nd module update

Some further amends including clearer numbering, explanation areas and possible removal of somewhat confusing future of pharma section to be completed for first module shortly. Met with University of Surrey colleagues today to begin to plan 2nd module. This is a different set up…

Books and podcasts

To survive the commute etc, stuff I’ve recently read / reading Read: The story of my experiments with truth – Gandhi – interesting to find his experiments with Tolstoy farms in S.Africa Hard Bastards – short interviews with criminals and martial artists – Kate…

Coaching Session 1

First session over. It is very different to juniors as there were 2 rows of black belts, many of whom are more senior / experienced than me. Everyone was very kind and good humoured in spite of it being a bit of a rabble…

Maslenitsa at Pushkin House, London

I went with a friend to a Maslenitsa celebration this evening. He goes to Sweden quite a bit but has not visited Russia. We now both know a version of Russian musical chairs and have tasted our first Russian blini. There was beautiful, enchanting…

Friday cute rhinoness

Don’t generally do this but  Picture of the day #FridayFeeling https://t.co/LblkgmrRRd https://twitter.com/kwskenya/status/835146427605135360

Throw bitter cucumbers away

Last office day at the Marsden today. Can’t think any sensible thoughts so will leave to the L&D office calendar to do the philosophy 

tkd coaching update – plans good to go

Assessed session and general practical session plans now ok’d so good to go in March. I was concerned that progression not really measurable enough but this is ok. Will think about more fun elements to add in between now and then especially for opponent…

Planning kicking sessions

At the moment still going with axe kicks for assessed practical and running 6×30 min session with senior class leading up to moving to side of opponent & kicking (1/2 turn minimum) as these are useful for sparring. Like most people I have sometimes…

DJI OSMO camera stability

We have been looking at different options for recording video for online learning. Cycling through Radiotherapy in Sutton is not an option we can probably achieve without causing unnecessary stress for patients or staff, however there are other options for using for tours of…

Power & biological efficiency 

Interesting post from Weakness with a Twist. The comparison to martial arts using the most efficient amount of e.g power / force etc to achieve a goal is similar to biology and making most efficient use of resources. Haven’t heard the Chinese metaphors before…

GB Taekwondo Coaching Day 2

Another interactive and full-on day, it has been well taught. There are a number of self study tasks to be completed in addition to the 4 planned sessions and assessment. This morning was about techniques, skills, performance development / improvement and then how to…