Category Archives: Musings

Easy Ways to Increase Positive Energy


Not directly MMA related, but an optimistic mindset and enthusiasm will definitely help with the grind of training and pre-fight nerves. Positive Self Talk Have a mantra such as “Cool, calm & collected” Here‘s a list of other possible mantras … Continue reading

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Experience with Psilocybin Mushrooms


Blog Post for Entertainment Purposes Only So I’ve had a range of amazing mental health issues since I can remember, mainly depression & anxiety related. I was a proper angry kid, weirdly MMA got me into yoga, which in turn … Continue reading

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The Book of 5 Rings – Summary


Born in the 16th century, near the end of the Japanese civil war, Miyamoto Musashi was a nomadic samurai who fought in a small number of battles, but dozens of duels. He is known as Japan’s greatest swordsman. The book … Continue reading

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Why is nobody talking about Post-Graduate Depression?


I’m a big fan of Stoic philosophy,  so I’m not complaining as such, when I say that money is the main motivation and driving force behind a given university’s programme of degrees on offer. It’s just something you’ve got to … Continue reading

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Training Goals for Summer 2018


I basically want to become an enlightened, humble MMA meathead. Training Goals: Outcome Goals Fix Back & Neck (make them less, painfully stiff) Fix Golfer’s Elbow – so it’s not constantly painful Improve Left Hip mobility so I can do … Continue reading

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Alternative Cancer Treatments that Work


Most doctors, government recommendations and mainstream-media publications tend to be a decade behind the actual research…bit of a sweeping statement but in my experience it’s true. It’s the same with cancer treatment, unfortunately. Here are some treatments backed by science … Continue reading

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Goals for the rest of 2017


Training Goals Outcome Goals Shoulder Mobility – To be able to grip my hands behind my back By January 1st Do 10 Turkish Get Ups with 8kg weight by January 1st MMA – Have an effective standing & guard guillotine … Continue reading

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What is Kundalini Yoga?


wow! Mind blown! I feel like I’ve isolated myself quite a bit from ‘mainstream’ people already – always talking about Buddhism, Stoicism, Ram Dass, DMT, frontal lobe Vs Limbic sytem etc. I think it’s fair nice to say that most … Continue reading

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Infographic – Beginner’s Guide to Photography


I was learning about photography and got a bit carried away and made an infographic:   So if you’re looking to do photography for an MMA or martial arts event you will probably want A fast shutter speed to freeze … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


I must admit that I have been a little cynical of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) in recent years but realise that I’ve been a bit of a bellend – projecting my own insecurities onto it. For example, blaming the cost … Continue reading

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