ALICAWAY COMBAT KNIFE System Now At Dacayana Eskrima In Hereford

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By Joseph Dignam The Alicaway Combat Knife System is founded on the experience and teachings of Grandmaster Alicaway, modernised through the addition of drills, non-lethal targeting and principles from GM Jun’s own Dacayana System. It also includes GM Jun Dacayana’s trademark flow and footwork. The system is taught through a ‘weapons first’ approach before ‘empty […]

Welcome to the Spring 2018 edition of FitNet!

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As the days get longer and we have more energy and enthusiasm, it  is time to set new goals to aim for. This edition brings you fascinating success stories to inspire you. When you read about what personal trainer Gareth Bennett achieved with one of his clients, or how a former wedding tailor became a […]

Welcome to the Winter 2017/2018 edition!

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Welcome to the Winter 2017/2018 edition! You are most likely already dedicated to some form of exercise and healthy eating plan, but if you are still looking for a way to improve your lifestyle and bring about positive changes, this edition has plenty to offer. Whatever your goals are, there are so many ways to […]

Herefordshire Man Turns CANCER DIAGNOSIS On Its Head To Raise Over £8,000 For Children Suffering Hair Loss

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Martyn Edwards (pictured) is no ordinary fundraiser. In 2016 Martyn, from Hereford, was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer, which had spread extensively to his liver, and was inoperable at the time. Yet last year, this incredible man not only organised but participated in a thrill-filled Treasure Quest. The event encouraged family and friends to […]

Post-Cancer PILATES

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By John Appleby At the time of writing this, I was four months after my cancer surgery and I was pleased to progress from chair based exercises to my preferred Mat Pilates, thanks to some adaptations, shown below. I think Joseph Pilates would be proud of my wedge, as he was known for constantly developing […]

Our Children Are Our Future

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By Matt Hudd Children are at the heart of my classes because they are our future. Over the years I have been teaching martial arts to children, the classes have built a strong following, and the experience has taught me a lot too. The benefits of regular training reach well beyond the physical skills, so as […]

Thinking Of Trying A Martial Art In 2018?

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By Lee Taylor Here are three top tips to help you make a decision that could change your life. 1. Choose your martial art There are many martial arts to choose from – Karate, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, Kung-Fu, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Krav Maga, and many more, so take your […]

Mark Bellamy Introduces PERFORMANCE PSYCHOLOGY

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We often think of psychology in terms of mental health and related problems, however, psychology also deals with the fields of health, sport and performance. You may think, “I have not got any problems, so what can Performance Psychology do for me?” A lot, it turns out. You do not have to be a competitive […]

World Record Attempt Expedition

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Two wounded veterans Chris Bailey and Paul Warren took part in Rheinmetall MAN truck expedition to achieve the new world record for the highest driven altitude, and the world’s highest construction of a refuge shelter. Article by Chris Bailey. Photography by Axel Beirbeaum and Chris Bailey.   Chris Bailey, 35, served in the RAF until […]