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Time to detox

I went to London yesterday, not to work but to Oxford Circus… I’ve literally never seen so many people on the stairs out of the station… you can imagine how busy it was outside of the station. A woman was standing outside of Gap and shouting her head off about some religious curse that was about to descend on us […]

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Nov 1-Season is Open

I was heading to my first day at a new job when the date started to resonate with me for reasons other than trying to remember how to get to the new office. I was probably still a bit jet lagged and the sub 10C temperatures were a long way from those that were starting to become a distant memory […]

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All change please… all change…

I’ve been thinking a lot lately, actually I had a load of time to stew on the flights home, a total of over 24 hours in fact. We finally arrived back from the Australian National Gasshuku yesterday morning when London was fast asleep. It was 04:30 when we landed and stood in line to grab our bags with the GB […]

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A good start…

My whole life I’ve been lucky enough to see amazing Karateka. As a junior I remember being in weekend gasshukus in the Lee Maltings (Cork, Ireland) with Senseis Steve Cattle, Dirk Heene and Julian Mead. This sparked an interest in me to learn more, to never stop trying to add to my knowledge and to seek out new opportunities. I’m […]

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Day 6 Challenge Day

The weather has really closed in over the last 12 hours and the amount of rain that has fallen… geez, it’s been going all night with no let up.  The storm drain behind where I’m staying which has been a trickle since I arrived is now in full flow and the wee turtle that usually paddles around in it is […]

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