Too Much Fun to Stop

There does seem to be a typical way of doing things (things basically meaning ‘life’). This way always includes a start and a finish (of course it does, now that i’ve read back through that sentence it seems so normal…)

Education: start at around the age of 4 and finish at 18. Work: start at around 18 years old and finish at like 60 something. Hobbies: start whenever and stop sometime after.

I have thought about it and i don’t think i can just stop like that. That’s not to say that i think stopping is bad – i think¬† when you stop something it leads to new opportunities, new things to do, to try, and to learn. And, of course, if you aren’t enjoying something; stopping it is a good thing.

Maybe it is a sign that i do what i love doing, maybe it is a sign that i don’t like change, or maybe it is a fact that just stands alone, no reasons needed. (I’m sure it’s because i am loving my life.)

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Whatever the reason, i can’t percieve a time where i am not teaching, training, travelling, writing, designing, creating, learning, filming, buying, selling, working, or taking on something new.

Getting involved (properly stuck in) with something that takes your fancy, with no expectations or obligations, really makes life exciting and fulfilling. master-luke-robinson-and-toby-13It’s something that i would recommend (if i thought my opinions and recommendadtions needed to be broadcast, which i really don’t – i say while broadcasting my opinions and recommendations) – pick something that you think is pretty cool, and get going at it. Don’t expect to be amazing at it, don’t expect money from it, don’t do it because you think you should, don’t do it to impress people; just quietly fill some of your time everyday giving it a go. (I, obviously, recommend martial arts!)

So here’s to the future… and the present… and the past! (And alternate realities and dimensions where there is no time…)

So, i’ll keep looking at: what i can get done, the different paths to take, how i can change, and all the new fantastic opportunities. (I hope to see you all there!)

That being said; keep an eye out for a few of my new projects that are about to blow up this Autumn! I am excited about these ones!


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Shut Up & Get More.

As a person who loves to talk and write; someone who loves to study and utilise words, I have learned something that is (due to the nature of the statement) best left unexplained.

I have always believed (and still do believe) that using the exact right words at the exact right time to the exact right person can lead to anything being possible. History is full of all kinds of people being persuaded to do, say or give almost anything.

I have grown up to enjoy learning about language; history, grammar, writing, slang, persuasion, humour, acting, politics, semantics, translations, story telling, singing, poetry etc. and through this have learned the power of silence.

Silence is best

I have never come across anything covering this idea in any depth or in any convincing way.

In keeping with the concept itself; it can’t be written about. It can’t be talked, acted or sung about – as writing, acting, talking and singing are all ways of using noise. The spaces in the page are the silence, and so a book following this philosophy would be a particularly boring read.“Silence is important in martial arts too. Movement is noise, lack of movement is silence.”Silence implies; power, confidence, intellegence, calmness, interest, thoughtfulness, agreement, contentedness, etc.Silence allows you to; hear, learn, think, prepare, understand, press for more information, etc.The actual act of me writing this piece makes its sentiment somewhat (actually completely) hypocrytical – i’ve made a load of noise about how silence is the best way. So, in order to try to stay in line with what i am saying; I’ll leave a summary of my point below and end it there:


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Bullying and Martial Arts

*This has become a mini ‘hot topic’ recently – and im weighing in*

“Martial arts are about inclusion,positivity, and support”

I’ve grown up hating bullying – my dad has always had (literally) zero tolerance for bullying and that has clearly left an impression on me. The whole situation stinks, nobody gains from it; it is painful, embarassing, and is completely destructive for everyone involed.

Martial arts helps all people overcome being bullied (everyone knows this); it teaches them how to fight, helps them become stronger, and (what i think has the biggest influence on a bullied person) builds their confidence. No more victim mentality – this feeds through to all other aspects of their lives: they can (and do) now become a winner.

One thing I have noticed is that bullied people are helped, and that’s good; but bullys are just sneered at, called scum and left to end up where they’ll end up (even child bullies).

I get it that there is a victim of bullying and they can be helped with martial arts training, but the bully is clearly a victim of something else; something prior to them becoming a bully. Maybe (just maybe) being sneered at and told they are scumbags won’t constructively help them better themselves. Possibly; it will reinforce their opinions of themselves, and maybe they’ll continue bullying maybe calling someone a bully or scum will encourage them to act scummy and bully

“Society tries to solve bullying, by bullying bullies”

If you are looking at the whole issue of bullying; it is only dealing with a simptom to focus on ‘only’ helping the bullied person e.g. if you kept sprouting out in a tonne of spots everytime you eat chocolate, what do you do to stop this happening? Buy a load of spot cream, slap it all over your face and ignore the fact that you stuffing you face with chocolate is the cause? Or stop with the late night chocolate binges?

It is so socially abnormal to have empathy with a bully but ignoring their point of view just leads to it all amplifying.

The only responsible approach is to open up to both the bully and the bullied, otherwise you are just redirecting the bullying. By only helping the bullied person, you are doing them a disservice – you’re probably just amplifying the whole bullying issue.

Everyone gains from martial arts training – don’t just encourage bullied people into martial arts, you’ll have a much larger (and much more positive) impact on this whole affair with bullying problem if you indscrimitately encourage people to study martial arts.

Currently; bullying seems to be a problem that is fueling so much hate and dehumanization (towards ‘bullies’).

Martial arts training provides: a figure of authority, discipline, respect, physical activity, team work, a structured progress system, stress relief, a positive and supportive environment, and (a big one in my opinion) a non-judgemental acceptance of anyone willing to learn (as well as many more things).

To put it quite plainly in the way i think of it: I wouldn’t treat students differently if they were: black, white, fat, thin, English, Chinese, Labour, Conservative, clever, stupid, priviledged, unpriviledged, etc. and therefore i wouldn’t treat a bully or a bullied person differently – I know martial arts helps absolutely everyone.

I’m not here to discriminate, judge and choose who does and doesn’t deserve martial arts – I’m here to teach martial arts to people who want to learn.

I know people are acting with some level of good intentions when they scorn bullies, but let’s actually help iradicate bullying by opening up to both sides of the issue (otherwise we are just bullying the bullies, which is a mental way to try to stop bullying…)

Thanks for reading. Let’s get rid of bullying – properly.


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One Exercise To Add Power To Your Fight

This is actually a particularly simple exercise to include in your workouts. How many reps you go for is up to you, how long you do it for is up to you, and how much effort you put in is up to you (of course).

Not only does this exercise add a measurable amount of power to your kicks, it also; increases your flexibility, encourages your muscles to work together (compound movements), develops technique and increases stamina – which is why movements like this are great.

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Give it a go and let me know how it goes. Any questions, feel free to contact me:


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10 years of Titan

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The word ‘Titan’ actually means so much to me – it’s a word that has meaning, it represents everything that i consider important.

Basically what Titan represents is approaching life with martial values: Working and Improving.

“Anybody who is Working and Improving is a Titan!”

*There is more; family values, positivity, aiming high, always grinding, proactivity, creativity, and more – but this all falls into “Working and improving”*

Titan (as an idea) first came into existence 10 years ago when Titan Taekwondo (a small, family run taekwondo club) was created.

Since that time Titan has grown and developed while staying true to what it means.

Titan Academy, Titan Writin’, TITANWEAR,¬† as well as many more projects and ventures.

Titan has always worked with, helped develop, created, and nutured strong, successful and individual characters and will continue to do so!

This year marks the 10th year of ‘Titan’ being in existence – 10 years of working and improving. Here’s to the next ten (and the ten that follow that).

Titan has helped me and many, many other people – this is a tribute to Titan!


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Completely FREE giveaway -my Best Selling book.

As some readers may know i have recently managed to self publish my self defence book on amazon.

With no sponsorship, commisioning, production support, editors, publishers or promotional team!

img_5043This book has been put together through a huge labour of love and the final creation is awesome (i am so happy with it). It’s modern, bright, vibrant and fun as well as having some serious, straight-talking and down-to-earth (some parts are quite gritty) information. I wrote it to cover the essential life skill of self defence in a personable and friendly way – and i think it comes through (just my thoughts).

Anyway, here’s the good part!!

Within the first 24 hours it became a number 3 Best Seller on Amazon – completely surpassing anything i could have expectd. To thank everyone for the massive amount of positivity and support that i have been given over the course of this project i have made it completely free for anyone to get anywhere this weekend.

The link is here:
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It has even been termed A MODERN ESSENTIAL.

I would love for you to get a copy and encourage your friends and family to get one too, and of course; leave a review (preferably about how astonishingly great the book is :p). I seriously just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported me (and a thank you in advance for everyone who will be giving their support)!

Let’s continue show the big publishers that it can be done without them!

Liking and sharing this post would really appreciated, to keep the momentum building up.

Below are a few of the more dynamic photos used in the book.


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Elbow them in the Face!

My previous blog included a video from my youtube channel:

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It displays a simple way to defend yourself against somebody throwing a punch at your face. The move was shown on a punch bag.

I wanted to make it a little clearer how this defence works against an actual punch and so have made a short add-on video that will hopefully add to the original video.

Below, is the original (more in depth) explanation of this defence.

I believe that self defence is a life skill that everybody should know – it can literally save your life (and others’). It also helps to builf strength, confidence and character. So i will be introducing more and more videos, images, books, etc. on the subject.

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Thanks for reading/watching, enjoy the rest of your day!


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