Shane holds a 3rd degree (Sandan) black belt in Shotokan Karate and has been training for over 15 years. He has practised Ashtanga Yoga and also incorporates various yoga poses into his karate warm-up. A victim of osteo-arthritis he is intent on how to evolve his training whilst managing this degenerative condition. A graphic designer by trade he also occupies himself with many other interests.

Shotokan Kata

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 Below is a list of the Shotokan kata and their meanings:

Shotokan Kata

Heian Shodan – (peaceful mind, first level)Heian Nidan – (peaceful mind, second level)Heian Sandan – (peaceful mind, third level)Heian Yondan – (peaceful mind, fourth level)Heian Godan – (peaceful mind, fifth level)

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Walk the Talk

Walk the Talk

Miyamoto Musashi (宮本 武蔵?, c. 1584 – June 13, 1645), also known as Shinmen Takezō, Miyamoto Bennosuke or, by his Buddhist name, Niten Dōraku,[1] was a Japanese swordsman and rōnin. Musashi, as he was often simply known, became renowned through stories of his excellent swordsmanship in numerous duels, even from a very young age. He was the founder of the Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū or Niten-ryū style of swordsmanship and the author of The Book of Five Rings (五輪の書 Go Rin No Sho?), a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today.

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Awesome Ab Workout

Awesome Ab Workout

Some simple exercises to get the ultimate six-pack!

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Yoga Fail

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Your morning cup of bliss has a new bill of health

Your morning cup of bliss has a new bill of health

Coffee lovers everywhere are rejoicing in new research which suggests the health benefits of our morning brew are more significant than previously thought - let's face it these days we are more used to being told the things we love are bad for us – however that does not mean we can drown ourselves in the stuff, over-indulgence is still a no-no.

For years we've been told that coffee will raise blood pressure, could lead to heart disease, ulcers and diabetes and some of this may be true. It will certainly raise your blood pressure so if yours is high coffee may be best avoided, however, when it comes to heart disease and diabetes the risk factors may not involve coffee after all. See this quote in a recent article published on Dr Mercola's website.

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