Month: May 2017

“Adaptive Martial Arts Demo: Wheelchair Self Defense” 

Wheelchairs tkd 3

Final one for now. It was just Master Worsfold and myself so we concentrated on self defence. I tried poomsae 1-8 earlier and he is thinking about the senior dan poomsae where there are movements that could be changed. Blocks and strikes are more…

Copyright links

From recent training https://copyrightliteracy.org/ http://copyrightuser.org/ http://ipkitten.blogspot.co.uk/ http://www.web2rights.org.uk/ (project closed 2009)  

Brothers and sisters

Saw my nephew and niece today. Told my nephew what the Russian is for sister and also told my niece what Russian is for brother (pronounced brat!) “yes absolutely, that’s so true!” with big smile on her face!  Today I learnt how to say…

Roehampton eLearning projects update

Social media and blogging activity for the next couple of weeks is going to be flying outside the window off into the London sunshine because of current workload / commitments. We are doing a small project with online quizzes in a negotiation module for…

And Yet So Much To Say

Why Difficulty matters Professor Steven Groake, Professor of Social Thought @ Roehampton

This lecture will be recorded and available soon but some brief snippets, not immediately connected to each other: https://pure.roehampton.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/steven-groarke(91cc38df-9938-4020-9e01-b330fc435eaf).html/ How does difficulty fit into the picture of foundational beliefs. We care about who we are, what happens to us.  Reasonable explanation is not insignificant…

The stunning beauty of St Petersburg touched down in Trafalgar Square this evening

Rachmaninov played by London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gergiev of the Mariinsky theatre, wowing the London crowds As LSO put it When 7000 people listen in rapt silence to Rachmaninov in the middle of London. #bmwlsoopenair https://t.co/U4pQ7LvbcO https://twitter.com/londonsymphony/status/866362622060449792?s=09 A guy sitting behind me said…

Wheelchairs session 2 (long)

There are 5 of us altogether, it’s the young ones who are more interested than the older ones. I’m running it immediately after our normal session to make it as easy as possible for our students to attend (sometimes afterwards they practice anyway) but…

David Harsent & Richmond Park

I had the privilege to briefly chat with David again today. He is a warm, talented man who is interesting to talk with.  He nearly ended up briefly in St Petersburg for a TV series back in the days when BBC had more money…

#Russian Art – mosaics

The Hermitage has days & years worth of art collections available for viewing. After reading a little about Russian artistic development, it was great to see some Russian art represented with mosaics. Mr Beavington-Atkinson in his 1873 “An Art Tour to Russia” 1 said…

Why voting for the Tories is a mistake

Benjamin Studebaker has excellent mini series on reasons not to vote Tory Don’t Vote for the Tories: They’re Strangling the Unions For No Good Reason Here’s some other reasons Arrogance Remember Andrew Mitchell doing the same to the police… Greed: Corruption Lies: Fraud: