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No training weekend…

Day 5-Training Day 2

Day 2-Gishiki 2019-Registration day

Day 1-Gishiki 2019

Going home… sort of

More than a gasshuku report

So it’s a week since I went to Finland for the gasshuku in Tyrnävä. I’ve never been that far north in my life and it once again, on a Friday, I was in an airport. Nothing makes me happier than to be heading somewhere, and with the end of the year looming it’s a good time to be taking stock. I had travelled with my laptop so that I could try and capture some of the feelings that I was having, but in truth it was to watch some movies. The thing was, I forgot to download anything and so by the time I arrived to the airport I didn’t have enough time to actually download anything decent. Just as well I had the entire Game of Thrones saved. I’ve started the first season about 4 times but never made it beyond the first say 5 episodes. Now I’m not a super duper Dan grade or anything so to be going so far to actually do what I love doing was a gift. 🎁 Which of course meant that I needed to plan what I was going to focus on for the weekend so that I was going to give people something meaningful to take away from the gasshuku. I knew little about the levels of the people I would work with and so I was more or less blind. Not nerve wrecking at all. Now I had the experience […]

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Time to grow…

I’ve experienced my greatest advancements as a result of living through  times of significant pain.  To be honest, most of the time I didn’t actually ask for this growth, I knew I needed it, but for the most part I was kinda happy for things to just “happen”, at least when I was younger.  Underneath everything though, I am highly […]

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Cloud gazing…

Well it is the last night here in Canada… tomorrow I head back to London. What can I say. It’s been epic. Of course that’s really easy to say but honestly I’ve not felt like this in a long time. I came to Canada after a fairly hectic few weeks, actually a fairly hectic few months and all I can […]

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Earliest memory

“What are we doing today?”, this is one of my earliest memories. I was looking out my bedroom window on an estate in Palmerstown, Dublin. I guess I was about 5 or 6 and life was pretty simple. Except that I couldn’t figure out what we were doing that day. It wasn’t a school day, that much I knew, but […]

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No training weekend…

It’s no secret that I have a full on life, I’ve pushed myself in as many aspects as I can… career, sport, learning and development since I was very young. I’ve no idea why, I’ve just always wanted to do something more with my life than what I was seeing in the lives of some people who I grew up […]

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Not again…

I have no idea where the time went… it seems like a few minutes ago I was leaving the airport and waiting for the monorail and now, I’m all packed and ready to go back to the airport. I feel so privileged to have shared time with so many amazing people and to have been really inspired. I think that […]

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