Our Blog

Our blog will be a regular source of information about events and information regarding a variety of subjects at Martial Art World. Be sure to stay tuned, to expand your knowledge and learning.


One of the most important things you need in life…

Date: 22nd September 2017
Author: Master J Bonthuys

V I S I O N - If you want to achieve anything in life, you NEED to have a vision. You have to SEE in your mind what you want and then make a PLAN to reach your goal.

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Couples that train together, stay together!

Date: 6th September 2017
Author: Master J Bonthuys

Do you ever find yourself getting caught up in the 9-5pm syndrome? Getting home, cooking dinner, eating and then falling asleep on the sofa? Or putting on TV but then end up just scrolling through social media, with your partner sat next to you doing the exact same thing? Ask yourself this question: how much quality time do you actually spend with your partner?

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Should I fast-track to black belt?

Date: 17th August 2017
Author: Karen Redshaw

If you've ever wondered about what the benefits of the MAW Fast-Track programmes are, then allow me to enlighten you with our own personal experience!

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Mindset is Everything

Date: 26th July 2017
Author: Mr B Bonthuys

On a daily basis do you plan ahead? Do you visualise and strategise how you're going to tackle the obstacles in your daily life or do you just go with the flow? Do you think through how that one highlight of your day whether it be the martial arts, a run, a gym session is going to get conquered or do you just attend and see what happens next?

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Martial Arts Training in the Far East

Date: 11th July 2017
Author: Master Bonthuys

As an established 3rd dan black belt instructor, I started martial arts training in the far-east (Kunming, China) in 1997. I was privileged enough to train for six months. It was very tough, but great fun. I was the only white man on the block!!!

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Meet Mr Simon Green

Date: 8th June 2017
Author: Master Bonthuys

Meet Mr Simon Green. We call him 'Iron hands'. He is Master Bonthuys original martial arts mentor, and is an inspirational man.

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Instructor training and my “day” job

Date: 18th May 2017
Author: Master Bonthuys

Students sometimes ask me: “what do you do in the day for your “day job” (???)”. They somehow must imagine that the academy magically runs itself! The planning, organisation, lesson plans, workshops, school work, private tuition, gradings, seminars, equipment orders, certificates, belts, enrolments, staff training, management meetings, marketing, training etc, etc, etc.

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How an Instructor should read the colours of the Belts

Date: 30th March 2017
Author: Master Bonthuys

A martial arts instructor has many roles to fulfil. Teaching is of course one of the main aspects but understanding how to read the students belt colours is equally as important when delivering a class.

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Are you a Dream Maker or a Dream Breaker?

Date: 9th March 2017
Author: Mrs N Bryden

I’m often asked what inspired me to change my career to become a martial arts instructor. A great question, and a very easy one for me to answer!

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