Category Archives: Lifestyle

Never Too Late: The Taiji of Swimming and Goals Beget Results…

  It’s been a long time since I updated this particular blog. What can I say? Life gets in the way. Fortunately the intervening time has not been wasted as far as training goes… Over the winter my Taiji training … Continue reading

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Never Too Late: Goals, Cross Training and New Challenges

Much of the summer (such that it was in the UK) around work was taken up with landscaping our garden; physical to be sure, but laying paving was not the type of training I had been planning on ideally in … Continue reading

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Never Too Late – Start Somewhere

Fitness Test Having set my goal to get considerably fitter, I thought maybe it was a good idea to have a clearer idea where I’m starting from. For anyone who is very unfit, very overweight or has a personal or … Continue reading

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Never Too Late

When I was a younger man I used to be fit. Not ‘iron man’ fit granted; but fit nevertheless. I was never a great sportsman, but I ran six or seven miles at a time, three or four times a … Continue reading

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Art of War?

Lifelong martial artist Joe Harte tells us why the martial arts are so much more than learning to fight; and how anybody can find and benefit from the right training. To the casual observer the first impression of Joe Harte … Continue reading

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Learning to Fly

by Ian Foster As a child Robert Mason had dreams of flying; and in his 1983 best-selling autobiographical novel Chickenhawk, he describes how those dreams were both realised then ultimately confounded by his time as a helicopter pilot with the … Continue reading

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