Self teaching vs coaching

Recently I had a brief discussion with someone about the merits or otherwise of being coached in kayaking. This person was keen to get himself onto much harder white water in an effort to improve. He is a very solid grade 3 kayaker, but he wants to be equally solid at grade 4. We both…

Mind lock

“Mind lock” is a phrase that is used by one of my friends in Wing Chun, an esteemed teacher who referred to those who could not open their minds to new ideas and experiences. Mind lock is something that we should all strive to avoid. When it comes to improving a skill there are a…