Self-control = Happier

It turns out that exerting self-control can mean being happier both in the long run and in the moment.  Research has shown that self-control is more about managing conflicting goals than going without, and that it positively contributes to happiness through avoiding and dealing with motivational conflict. Researchers found a strong connection between higher levels [...]

2017-12-25T16:25:08+10:0021 September, 2015|Article|0 Comments

‘Natural movement’

“Taijutsu's very free with its movement.  Nothing's set.  There is no strong and weak.  The most important thing is to survive.” – Soke Masaaki Hatsumi, Bujinkan Studying self-defence is done for varied circumstances. Using the principles of natural movement allows for a free and intuitive response, techniques are ‘allowed’ to happen, free from concern about [...]

2018-07-06T13:38:36+10:009 September, 2015|Theme of the month|0 Comments

The Element of Wind (Fu)

Our theme this month is the element of Wind (Fu). The movement associated with wind is circular, multi-directional, with little or no indication when it is about to change.  Lighter than touch, or powerful enough to cause complete destruction, the principle of the element of wind or air is unpredictability.  It can seem as if [...]

2018-07-05T11:14:14+10:001 September, 2015|Theme of the month|0 Comments