Category Archives: Martial Arts

Stick-fighting, the French Way

Canne de Combat is a form of fencing with canes. The origins of the sport are ancient, going back to a time when gentlemen found they were not safe on the streets of Paris. Many took lessons in boxing and … Continue reading

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Madagascar, off the tourist trail…

Madagascar is a large island (4th largest in the world) sitting in the Indian Ocean, surrounded by small peripheral islands. It broke away from Africa around 165 million years ago, and now is a beautiful, biodiversity treasure trove. I visited Madagascar as a … Continue reading

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Progression in the Martial Arts

I began training in martial arts and combat sports over twenty-five years ago. At first, I was interested in learning a few self-defence skills. I didn’t research at all, I just dived in and joined a club that my friend had … Continue reading

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Women’s Awareness and Self-Protection

The Women’s Awareness and Self-protection group is based in Cambridge, England. We run courses in assertiveness, self-protection skills and personal safety for schools, universities, companies, and… just about anybody who is interested.

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Women in the Martial Arts

Training in martial arts can be a great way of boosting fitness and self-confidence. In recent years, a lot more women have taken up martial arts, this article was written to help women who are looking for a good place … Continue reading

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