Posts by dickinson.wp
Time for Black Belts to step up
The black belt does not exist as a symbol of excellence. The concept of a black belt is something that was invented by Judo Founder Jigoro Kano when he took the concept from the traditional martial arts that predominately wore a white belt to hold their pants up, to a colour system that gave certain…Read More
Choosing to train alone.
Learning is a very personal thing, and we all have our preferred ways of learning. Some prefer a visual approach, and some prefer reading. The key is working out what suits you. In these times it pays to see if you can use an online platform to continue your education. Or whether you just prefer…Read More
Are martial arts good for children?
There is no doubt that we have a huge responsibility in making sure we teach the children to the best of our ability. I have always been a stickler in ensuring that even the youngest children learn effective personal protection skills. So many martial arts for children programs are game heavy and just because the…Read More
Captain of your own ship
By choosing to train online, you get an element of flexibility to be able to create your own martial arts experience that you do not get if you attend a physical studio. All the belt information is set and for many there is a grading if you want to progress to the next belt. You…Read More
Martial Arts near me.
For quite some time I have wondered how I am going to write a blog post on martial arts near me. When I get the google analytics each month for the Northstar website, by far “martial arts near me” is hands down the most used search term in looking for martial arts schools. I have…Read More
Are you a Mc Dojo.
Just for a minute, let go of everything that you believe about martial arts tuition. Just take your blinkers off and ask yourself. Who wrote the rule book on how martial arts should be presented? It takes courage to step outside of the norm in anything you do. But it is we few pioneers that…Read More
But you can’t learn Ju Jitsu on the internet.
Learning just about anything online has been around for years. Now is the time to act. Why should martial arts be so different? Since Taebo swept the world with Taebo educational DVD’s, and now the myriad of yoga, meditation and Pilates studios now teaching online. This is nothing new for me. I first offered an…Read More
Start the year with a push.
Live a disciplined life. We all love our habits but the problem is, are they good for us? We as adults all understand the negative effects of eating too much sugar, smoking and drinking too much. But what about the habit of procrastination or laziness. The habit of time wasting, just watching year after year…Read More
Can we change out mindsets to include online training?
Each one of us only has so much we can allocate to thinking about a subject at any one time. We prefer to make the decision, then lock it in and choosing to not have to think about it again until you really have to. We then for good or bad, (I am not sure…Read More
Ju Jitsu Lessons Online
Ju Jitsu Lessons Online. The idea of learning such a detailed skill such as Ju Jitsu on line may be a completely new concept for you. Especially as a beginner. What you may be thinking is; “doesn’t Ju Jitsu rely on throwing and other moves that require a partner?” Well the answer is yes and…Read More