The journey continues


There are many clichĂ©s about training in the martial arts and none ring truer than the personal journey that is yours alone but to travel far is to travel together. So with no further adieu my deepest thanks to Professor Rodney for awarding and recognising me with 1st degree Black Belt and I’m proud to be representing Monkey Jits and … Read More

When being under stress is beneficial

VinceBlog, Monkey Jits, Off The Mats

What is it about martial arts which involve a struggle between the internal (against yourself/memory/timing/instinct/courage/fear/stress, etc.) and the external (your training partner/their skill/ movement/knowledge/the unknown/the unpredictability, etc.) that attracts us? Others may discover this struggle via yoga, lifting weights, learning a new skill and having to take an examination, etc. but nothing quite replicates and authenticates this experience via a … Read More