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Knife Attack Self Defence

In light of the recent sad events in Thetford and Brandon it’s worth considering what you might do if you were attacked.  We cover a lot of ground in our regular classes and self-defence courses, but being reminded of the basics never hurts. If someone threatens you, SHOUT!  LOUD,...

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Kris French in the News

Kris French, head instructor at Thetford Martial Arts, was in the news recently! "Mr French has swapped his badge for a black belt by becoming a full-time martial arts instructor, teaching self-defence to youngsters in a bid to prevent them from becoming victims." Read the full article...

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5 – High Moral Code – Keep Your Promises….

“Keep your promises and your promises will keep you” – David Holland MBA.   If you are expecting a bullet point list telling you what the perfect HIGH MORAL CODE is, I’m afraid you are going to be disappointed.  This is the most subjective of my 8 QUALITIES OF BLACK BELT...

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4 – Integrity – The Tongue In Your Shoe

Integrity is number four on my list of eight key black belt virtues. All eight virtues are developed through the proper practice of martial arts (perhaps another topic of discussion in of itself) and add up to the development of good character and black belt excellence. Integrity, however, is...

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3 – Courtesy

Courtesy – can be described as the act of politeness. Synonyms in martial arts terms are etiquette and respect. The very first item on a WKSA grading form is a box with the words ‘YEA EUE’inside. This means martial arts etiquette, a code of conduct for the martial artist.It’s...

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2 – Modesty

Modesty – being humble, not being cocky or over confident. What’s the difference between confidence and cockiness? - It’s good to be confident because we have to believe we can be successful in whatever we do. - Being cocky or arrogant isn’t a belief you can succeed; it’s a...

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