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July 16, 2017

The Benefits of Exercise

The Benefits of Exercise are well documented and range from reducing risk of disease, fighting obesity, improving mental health, and also the obvious physical improvements.

Reducing disease

If you think about your body, you strengthen your mu...

March 11, 2017

I was enjoying the leg weight training and always looked forward to a session. In 2006 I decided to go back to "school" and I began a course to become a Personal Trainer. The course was fantastic. I learned a lot about nutrition, the way the body works and the reasons...

February 5, 2017

In 2005 I married my second wife Michelle and we moved to the outskirts of Melbourne. This was favourable as my kids from my previous marriage were close by, but working in the city meant travel of anywhere up to 2.5 hours a day. Time was short as I had also started my...

January 9, 2017

Upon joining the gym I was offered the normal Personal Trainer developed program. I replied that I did Taekwon-Do so a program to develop strong and explosive moves was what I required. As people

normally do, I jumped into the program head first. One exercise...

December 10, 2016

I consulted my instructor Mr Daher who was now a seventh degree master. He was still able to perform movements that would put 20 year old to shame. What helped him to be able to do that and not get the types of injuries I was experiencing? He told me that he had a weig...

November 7, 2016

Up until my 2nd Degree grading I'd been relatively injury-free, other than the normal cracked ribs which often comes hand in hand with Martial Arts sparring, and also some dodgy ankles that would roll every now and again. During my second degree grading I performed a r...

October 12, 2016

After getting married I felt the draw again back into martial arts and I looked through the yellow pages to see if there were any ITF clubs close to home. I found a club in Mt Waverley and I went along to a class. I had stopped training ITF back in 1991, a break of nea...

September 6, 2016

After a couple of years away from training I caught the martial arts bug again and went off to a Kickboxing class with a friend. This coincided with my last year of university. Training was hard. Our instructor was an absolute machine and I had never come across anyone...

August 24, 2016

I kept training after I achieved my 1st Dan black belt, something funnily enough many people don't do. I can't tell you how many people drop off after they reach that seemingly elusive goal. I also began helping out my instructor by teaching the children's class. Unfor...

August 17, 2016

As I neared red belt, Master Yun left the ITF and as I mentioned before, developed his own martial art. As my instructor was only a 2nd degree black belt he was unable to grade his own students. We went in search of someone who held the rank of 4th degree black belt or...

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