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:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M12WT3R

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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Simple Self Defence – Elbow

When i teach self defence i try to keep it as simple and as applicable as possible. I will often start by just teaching one move that can be used effectively to give somebody an advantage in a dangerous situation.

This defence is an interception; it uses one arm to block an attack and the other arm to simultaneously to attack to the face with an elbow.

Elbows are great (if you are using them, rather than having them used on you) – they hit hard and can deal a tonne of damage! You do need to be in at a close range to use them and that is why they are used as an interception in this defence.

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Do it Yourself – Take the World by Storm

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I have spent the last months creating a self defence book. Spending long days (9am-9pm) of focussed, hard work just to get the images- skulking down the alleyways and back streets, searching to find the best and most realistic settings. Writing, re-writing – planning and re-planning the entire structure and feel of the book. Editing, ordering and arranging the pictures.

“Master Luke Robinson’s Self Defence Book”

All of this to display my 2 decades of martial arts experience in a colourful, easy-to-read, and fun way. Designed to reach out to the masses and engage people (who wouldn’t usualy know about martial arts) with simple, effective self defence moves. This book is nothing less than a complete labour of love. It was a huge journey, which is also documented in the book.

“This is my first big step towards taking martial arts to the public, bringing it into the mainstream, changing the steroetypical and cliched view of what it really is!”

A vibrant and light way to introduce people into the world of self defence. My main aim for this is to encourage people to practice the defences with their friends and families – for them to realise how much fun it is, to re-engage with their inner child; This book does this, children and adults alike!

“Everybody needs to feel confident in the most essential life skill; Self Defence.”

I got in contact with a tonne of publishing companies who all sent me in the direction of agents. The countless agents that i talked to suhhested that i go directly to publishers. An endless (and very small) cycle. This led me to my (apparently) only option – self publishing.

So i have: i’ve proof read, edited, prepared, formatted, uploaded and published it without an agent or a publisher doing the leg work for me – and a feel god damn accomplished!

“I love writing. I love connecting and sharing with people. I love the feeling of creating things. And i have a complete passion for martial arts and how they always positively affect people’s lives. This book ties everything i just mentioned into one project!”

I could write for years about the whole process and journey of creating this book (and maybe i will) but for now i just wanted to share this with anybody willing to read this.

A huge lesson i have learned from this, long and tiring, process is that things can be done by yourself – keep active and keep positive (always looking for the next positive step) and you’ll get it done!

Master Luke Robinson’s Self Defence Book is available here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M12WT3R

Any shares, likes and comments would be massively appreciated.

Thanks for reading. Let’s keep motivated and let’s keep creating and sharing!


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Fighting: The Streets V.S. The Ring

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With martial arts increasingly including a competitive sports side; competitions are getting bigger, television coverage is becoming more frequent and some are even being included in the olympic games.

I personally think that this is a great thing, it is engaging more and more people with martial arts that they would otherwise not even have heard of. I think of the sport side of a martial art as a ‘shop window’ for the ‘shop’ that is martial arts. I hope that makes sense.

People see two people fighting each other in a a dynamic, fierce and unusual way; this grabs their attention, they walk into the metaphorical shop (they join a local martial arts school) and they then become exposed to the, much broader and deeper, world of that martial art.

That being said, it is becoming more and more common for people to only focus their time and energy on the sport side of a martial art which i, again, think is great but; this leads to people becoming sportsmen and women as opposed to martial artists – the difference (from what i have seen) is subtle if you are looking in from the outside, but there is definitely a difference. Somebody who has focussed only on the sport side of a martial art will inevitably become good at their sport, which often leads to them believing that they are good at ‘fighting in general’.

Of course there are huge differences between being a good ‘sport fighter’ and being an adaptable, resourceful and successful ‘all-round fighter’ e.g.sport fighting is based on point scoring, there is a ring in sport fighting, it is one vs one in sport fighting, etc. – I’m not going to get into the differences because i’m sure you undesrstand and have your own opinions.

I think every master/coach/teacher of a martial art should expose any student, whether sportsperson or not, to the wider spectrum of what martial arts are (and we all know they cover about as wide a spectrum as and discipline there is). The traditions and history of a martial art, the discipline and respect, the formal training, and (what i think to be most imidiately necessary) real fighting/self defence.

I have actually seen, on numerous occasions, people who has excelled at their own rule-bound sport fighting become big headed, arrogant and deluded which, of course, led to them getting into a fight and getting smashed up. This is always a harsh way to learn, but learn nonetheless, that sport fighting is real fighting.

I think for the sake of a students wellfare they should be taught real self defence and encouraged to follow that path, because when the time comes and they need to fight their way out of a dangerous situation they won’t be able, as well as thinking they can – this is such a dangerous situation to be in.

If a student gets into this situation then it is (let me add it is no less their own fault) a result of their training, or lack of, and this boils down to their master/coach – it seems too many coaches are setting their students/athletes up to end up in very dangerous, even life threatening, situations.

Basically:

“All martial artists should be taught self defence primarily. It is a life skill and a huge tool for personal development. Sports are awesome but they won’t save your life like self defence can.”

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Re-engage With Thinking Big

It’s early in the morning and i’ve still got to have a shower and brush my teeth before i am in an acceptable condition to be out in public, but first; i am going to do some stretching, a bit of moving (kicking, punching, etc.), and then refocus on what it is that i want.

I think the last one is important (i think they are all important things, epsecially washing, and different things are important to different people – of course), every now and then just taking a tiny bit of time to think about what it is you’re planning on doing right now and comparing it to what you want in the future.

e.g. if you’re about to eat – just before you do, take a little time to think about how much you want the food you have infront of you and then think about what it is you want in the future.

If one comprimises the other, much like a huges fat dripping burger will compromise your future goal of becoming lean and athletic, then at least you be able to make the decision between the two. If you choose the ‘what i want right now‘ over the ‘what i want in the future‘ then that’s cool – at least you’ll be concious of why the future goal wasn’t met later down the line.img_7326

When focus on what i want for the future it all seems huge (producing best seller books, national tv shows, nation martial arts school, to pioneer martial arts, etc.),  but i do believe that working, bit-by-bit, towards that direction is the way forward. Refocussing my mind on what i want to achieve in the future before i get my day going really helps me to set my priorities.

What ever it is you want for the future – just keep it in mind and compare it to what you want right now. From there, it’s your choice.

My day is full of me giving up what ‘i want right now’ for ‘what i want in the future’.

master-luke-robinson-london-taekwondo-2If it is true that the universe gives back what your put into it – then i can’t wait for these next few years!

So let’s take this day by storm! I hope you get everything done and take another step towards what ever it is you want in the future.

 

I’m looking forward to today now!!

 

 


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