For Mark.....he is the only person who reads this stuff :)
Its been a hard year for me, I have had loads of external pressure, family, work, just life doing what life does.
None of this has been class related though, kinda!! Class seems to roll along nicely on its own these days. Its taken some doing, but finally it feels like I can stand back and trust that everyone just knows there place and where they are at. Maybe it was always meant to be this way, maybe I just get too involved. Maybe its because I do actually care about my guys and gals...I can sense instructors the world over, shrinking back in utter horror...Care about your students....!!!
I train my guys all the time, accuracy, timing, distance. Nobody actually needs, or should get hurt n class and they don't.
Recently I have realised that its about more than the sum of its parts. Its a way to develop skills, for sure. But those skills don't stop in the class, they evolve and mature into every part of our lives.
Mark mate, keep training that stance and all will be good in the end and Malchom, keep the force strong for all of us :)
Coach Steve Purcell
A normal family guy !