2302, 2021

Lessons from Brazil

February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Personal Reflections, Sports|

We are now up to 2020 in my sporting reflections, and the only sport I’m currently involved in is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). I initially took up BJJ purely to improve my ground game for judo. I quickly realised that if I had any chance against younger opponents, that chance lay

1701, 2021

Lessons from India

January 17th, 2021|Categories: Personal Reflections, Sports|

I already covered Lessons from England, so some poetic license is due. I have tilted this post in memory of my father and his favourite hockey player, Babu Singh. Hockey runs in my family. My father played for New Zealand from 1950 to 1955, only missing the Olympics due to

3112, 2020

Lessons from Bulgaria

December 31st, 2020|Categories: Performance, Personal Reflections, Sports|Tags: |

Насила хубост не става. Translation: You can’t make something beautiful with force. 2020 was the year that we all learned about COVID-19. I must admit to being somewhat unscathed from a health perspective, but COVID’s disruption impacted my life like everyone on the planet. The most significant impact was my

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