So, I got up and as usual sat in meditation for 30 minutes and was feeling pretty good. At 8am I decided to go to the local pool and do some laps. Now I am still in my floaties as my fitness is re building after having 3 months out after my ankle operation. I…

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Supermarket Self Defence

There is a very thin veneer between living our lives in a community that is based on civility, good manners and being good law abiding citizens and people that live outside the bell curve of what we consider good.  Evil is sometimes only a breath away and within a blink of an eye you can…

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So I was feeling pretty good after teaching submission and sparring techniques in class, followed by a couple of cold drinks and pizza with the students.  Driving back along Darling St I could see that there were families out and people were enjoying the last of the warm weather. I was relaxed and attentive, slowly…

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The first night I worked as a bouncer was at a popular night club in Sydney city in the early 80’s  . At that time this particular nightclub was probably “The” place to be seen when discos were at their peak of popularity. I did not need the money as I was working full time, I…

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Are the days of the good samaritan over? You see a man hitting a woman on the street. You have never met these people before… What would you do and why? As in all conflict the age old advice “look before you leap” is probably the best option before launching into something that you have…

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It is with embarrassment that I have to own up to this. I’m discovering my latent “green thumb”, so have been working out in the garden tending the patch which is a little bigger than a postage stamp, but by no means an organic mecca. Must say though, since I have begun tilling my own…

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