self defense

So for the past few years I have focused a lot on what to teach people who don't want to learn martial arts, how to defend themselves without the training and conditioning of a martial artist. Something simple and easy that works within the range of their movement that they do everyday. I enjoy what I teach because its flexible and the focus is on general principals rather then specific situations and technique. Unfortunately no matter how simple it is nothing beats good training. So this course really is to make people more aware and increase the odds of never being in the bad situation in the first place. And maybe just maybe help those people who have no idea about martial arts a chance to give it a go.  

As you all know I will be hitch hiking around New Zealand. 

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Chi magic

I have a fond memory of a flat mate of mine helping me with some computer problems I was having, he was studying computer science at the time and I asked him a question about how it works. Not feeling like explaining the complex details knowing that I wouldn't get it anyway, he simple said "it's magic Jory". 

This I fear is the general attitude towards the concept of chi, the people of today tend to talk about it as an unseen magical force. And when it is explained with this way it ends up being as helpful as someone explaining that a computer runs because of magic.  

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Auckland seminar

So I have been in Auckland less then a week and I was thinking about doing a seminar on the thing I do best, simple self defense.

Simple self defense is about working with the natural movements of an untrained or unconditioned body as the frame work for the self defense technique. And applying general principles rather then situation based techniques. While learning to stay loose and relaxed. 

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So a genius idea was given to me to give you guys my email so you can email me straight.

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up date on self defense in the park

So I looked at the weather forecast and we should be good for Saturday. How it will work is I'll be in Albert park from 11 till 1. Come down anytime between and I will give you a few moves based off things we do in everyday life and its application in self defense.

Hopefully it will be a lot of fun and some learning to be had by all.

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