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Happy, but never satisfied

Posted: April 30, 2020


When an athlete (or anyone) stops trying to become better, they stop being good. The second we become satisfied is the second that we stop trying to become better.

People who are sad or depressed tend to lament that they "should be" better at this or that (school, work, relationships, sports, or other areas of life). What they are really doing is focusing on their lack or failure. The happiest and most productive people tend to focus on their strengths, and on the progress or gains that have been made toward their goal. This affirms the previous effort and positively points us toward our goal.

Our First Virtual Karate Testing!

Posted: April 20, 2020

congratulations to everyone who took part in our Karate testing!

This is the first time we have ever run a test online and we were very happy with everyone's performance.

A good display of knowledge and technical ability were demonstrated.

Online Training

Posted: April 03, 2020

To assist your training further we have put together a few videos to help your practice.

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We are uploading every week so, please check in regularly. 

7 Ways to stay motivated, productive and positive during lockdown.

Posted: April 01, 2020

by Libby McCaughey.....


Panic surrounding COVID-19 has caused a lot of stress and anxiety; with confirmed cases rising, stock market volatility and worrying for loved ones, it’s completely understandable that people feel emotional at this time. With most of the nation now working from home making huge changes to their normal routine, it is important that we are all taking care of our mental health – with all the above stress combined with no social contact for the next few weeks it’s fair to say we will all be feeling cabin fever soon.

COVID-19 Government support for families and businesses

Posted: March 30, 2020

Martin Lewis from has some clear advice for everyone. please take a minute to view and see if this benefits you in any way. 

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