Tag Archives: pain

Top 10 push-ups from hell

I often wonder where this blog draws the line between insight and provocation? It seems that recently it has crossed the line and has its feet planted firmly in provocation territory. Now Karma is at work. Since posting “Bolding going … Continue reading

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An oh so middle-class phobia

After a gruelling pre-bank holiday class, I am still reeling from the shock of ‘light’ sparring for 5 minutes. I mean come on, 5 little minutes! Yes, another stunningly weak performance of stamina and strength from Mr Lame-ass (aka me). … Continue reading

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The day after the day after

If you are like me and haven’t really done any proper exercise for a few years, it is hard to really appreciate just how unfit you are. I had lulled myself into a false sense of security – I was … Continue reading

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My first Goju Ryu class

Entering the Dojo for the first time was pretty daunting – it’s a kind of pit-of-the-stomach daunting. Kind of like when you are going to take a test. “Just walk through the door you idiot”, I told myself over and … Continue reading

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