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Dojo Mamas

Dojo Mamas

Being a mother is one of the most rewarding things in life, but few would argue that it is also one of the most challenging. We are no longer known by our first names but are often referred to in variations of Mummy, Ma, Mama, Muuuuuuuum….  When they are young, sleep...
A Family Experience – GKR Karate

A Family Experience – GKR Karate

“Please don’t hate me, I’ve signed us all up.  Someone will call you in a few minutes.  *heart emoji* That was the text message I received from a friend of mine. signed us up for what? Errant thoughts of timeshare in a dodgy apartment we could ill afford or committing...
The Fear of Fighting

The Fear of Fighting

The first bit of bad news is, the only way to overcome your fear of sparring is to actually do it. But that doesn’t have to mean rushing out tomorrow to register for the next tournament. Susan Jeffers, author of the book ‘Feel the Fear and Do It...
Overcoming Nerves

Overcoming Nerves

Whether it’s karate or any other sport, stress and anxiety can take their toll on your ‘game day’ performance. Here are a few handy words of advice. 1. Recognise that pre-performance jitters are normal, so accept the nervous energy rather than fight...