Black Belt Attitude: July Update

I hope you all had a great weekend. Fresh week, new attitude. It’s so easy to drag all of our “stuff” from one day to the next … two great words to use as a mantra are “let go”. We can’t change the past but we can slowly reduce the effect that the thoughts about the past have on us, just by letting them go.

Before you get too far into the week, reaffirm your commitment to living a better life everyday. Make conscious changes to your physical being by training hard with purpose and focus. Make changes to your mental well being by accepting stillness into your life. You do not have to be the slave to your thoughts.

Martial Arts is a process of continual improvement, no matter what colour your belt is. Striving for excellence in everything you do, inside and outside of the dojo, should be everybody’s goal. Always walk with your head held high and be the excellence you’d like to see in others. Resist the urge to comment or criticise and lead by example.

A reminder that our kid’s classes at Subiaco will resume next week:

First Class Term 3: Tuesday July 17

As always, adult classes continue to run as normal throughout the school holidays.

We’ve updated our website  – – with a new, cleaner look and hopefully easier navigation to find everything you need on mobile devices. Take a look at tell us what you think – is there anything you’d like to see us add to it?

Remember you can stay up to date with all the latest dates and events at WestStar on the Events section. We’re constantly updating the events page with all the latest happenings and important dates.


Muhammad Ali’s recipe for life. Take 50 seconds out of your day to take a listen to the greatest of all time.

Your opponent will formulate an opinion about you in a micro second. How you look, how you talk, walk, and generally hold yourself. Your ability and excellence as a martial artist will be how well you remain neutral under pressure and your ability to respond clearly to what is needed. Every situation that presents itself is totally neutral. All emotions including fear, panic, anger etc arise out of your interpretation of what is happening at that time. Unless you are still, neutral, and in control, your reaction/response may not be in accordance with what is clearly happening.

Your ability as a martial artist is how well you then apply this to daily life. There is no use being a great martial artist in the dojo if you get impatient standing in a line or get angry at the first person that cuts you off in traffic.

NOW YOU CAN TRAIN AT HOME. See the preview
Great news – there is now a full Northstar Ju Jitsu interactive workout available on the Northstar online Academy. Not only is this course a great resource for adult NSJJ members, this is also a great opportunity for parents to see how the basic techniques are done correctly and then enjoy a workout at home with your children. Great for adults and children, you can now train and improve the basics wherever you are.