Sorry, Motivation isn’t coming

Sorry to have to tell you. Motivation is not coming. But you haven’t been stood up. Check your phone. You forgot to send the invite! OK, you’re still reading which means you survived the cringeworthy opening two lines. Use the cringe, use it to remind you about the following lesson: Motivation = Action = Results (BAD) Action = Results = …

MOVIE STAR TO TAKE ON NEW ROLE AS HEAD COACH

Film star and martial arts expert Jackie Chan, whose parents used to live in Canberra, is moving to the ACT to support Shugyo. The 64-year-old has broken box office records, broken bones and now he’s breaking the movie star mould and giving back to the community that took care of his family. Chan has a close affinity with Australia’s capital …

S-Plate

The s-plate represents Shugyo (kids know us as the Secret Ninja School). You may have seen an s-plate on a car in front of you. People who have the s-plate on their car proudly represent a community of people who train together to improve their fitness – both physically and mentally. We teach taekwondo and brazilian jiu jitsu in safe …

The moment you’ve been waiting for…

You’re walking up a hill when suddenly it becomes oddly quiet. It’s a dirt track and it has been consistently inclining for a good 10-minutes. It’s hurting, your lungs aren’t paying off your oxygen debt and your muscles are throwing knives at your brain. The desire to rest is as real as the day you first saw your bank balance …

How to lead others so they can lead in their own lives

As instructors at Shugyo, we’re trying not only to be good leaders ourselves, but also to help our students to develop into good leaders in their own right. So, you may rightfully ask, what makes a good leader?   Leadership qualities have been at the centre of every locker room, boardroom, water cooler and dining table discussion this week. If …

Operation Gita

Cyclone Gita - Kingdom of Tonga - Category 4/5 - Tuesday 13th of February 2018 - 530am… DevastationYou have an opportunity to help our Shugyo Family and the wider Community in Tonga right now by providing much needed funding to Shugyo HQ’s Operation Gita. This Project will see much needed funding support so we can literally assist with a clean-up effort ...

Endurance

Sitting in a small airport in Istanbul, Pita Taufatofua, a former taekwondo athlete, tries to calm his breathing. As he remembers his epic 6-hour taxi ride across five countries that got him here, he begins to come to terms with the fact that his Olympic journey will not make it to Winter. Ataturk Airport is not a reflection of the …

How often should you be training?

Many new students often ask how often they should be training.  There are 2 separate answers to this question.  The answers depend on your current goals in martial arts as well as the type / fighting style of martial art you are doing. If your goal is competitive martial arts fighting, such as MMA or jiu-jitsu, the answer is as …