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Being grateful and mindfulness

  • by Matt Hudd

  • May 29th, 2017

I have often liked spending time on my own, I meditate, not quite as much as I’d like which is one reason why I’m so much into mindfulness. Most meditation books tell you that you should meditate for 20 mins in the morning and then 20 mins in the evening...

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Some added benefits from studying Tai Chi!

  • by Matt Hudd

  • April 16th, 2016

I've always said that Tai Chi teaches you so many things. It is sometimes slated by the realistic self-defence systems out there as not being effective in real life situations! I feel they are missing the point. A lot of people that I teach or talk to about Tai Chi...

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Is service what it’s made out to be?

  • by Matt Hudd

  • April 26th, 2015

I’d like to discuss topic that is often talked about by people that have made a success of their lives.The majority of self-help and religious books will include a chapter on ‘service’; giving your time for free. I first discovered the concept when I read Geoff Thomps...

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Why is the Black belt just the beginning?

  • by Matt Hudd

  • April 13th, 2015

Black belts in the martial arts will often say that getting a black belt is just the beginning but what does this mean? I can only speak from my own experience as it took me 23 years to get my first black belt. I was 30 when I eventually achieved my black belt in Tae Kw...

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Mindfulness, depression and the martial arts

  • by Matt Hudd

  • March 22nd, 2015

I just wanted to give me views on a subject that everyone seems to be jumping on the band wagon. Mindfulness seems to be getting more and more popular and seems to be popping up everywhere. There are 100’s of different courses teaching you how to live a happy and a mor...

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My Early Years as a Martial Artist

  • by Matt Hudd

  • January 22nd, 2015

Why did I start Martial Arts? I would like to say it was because I got bullied at a young age. Yes I did get bullied; I have a very real memory of 2 or 3 kids at my first school I went to trying to put my head down the toilet. I was a bit of a loner and was a shy kid w...

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