Category Archives: Studying BMS

Derek Jones Demonstrating The Three Twist Punch Positions

This is from a series of photos done for a book Derek wrote with “Fighting Spirit” author Bruce Thomas. The book was intended to be an introduction and explanation of the 1st Grade in the BMS syllabus. It was finished but never published, however, I am currently working with Bruce to make it available on this website. The picture shows the three fundamental positions of twist punch. The handwritten notes are Dereks.

March 2016

March 2016
So a military force has no constant formation, water has no constant shape, the ability to gain victory by adapting and changing according to the opponent is called genius.
Sun Tzu (from The Art of War).

In this quote Sun Tzu emphasises the importance of adaptation in conflict. Like so many of his writings it has a very real application to our daily lives and our approach to problem solving. Don’t get to hung up up on the word “genius” here it is really meant as an indicator of a higher or more developed intelligence at work in the individual.

The Ins and Outs of Breathing

Anyone interested in looking deeply into the history and science of breathing should follow the link and check out my Dad’s book called “The Ins and Outs of Breathing”.  It’s a brilliant read and delves deeply into a wide variety of topics. Beware there is some serious science in it though.