The (UK) Writer is the name of a free to read online publication that covers the martial arts, social issues and various other subjects. Written and published by myself, a former martial arts teacher since 1973 and awarded the rank of 7th Degree Black Belt in 2001, but now retired from teaching classes since the end of 2009. Hall of Fame awarded and featured in various martial arts magazines, newspapers and journals over the decades.
Way back in 1973 I took up the study and practice of the martial arts. After gaining a couple of black belt grades I then opened up my own classes and began teaching others.
It was at that point in time that I started to realise that I needed to be of a reasonable standard, regarding my writing skills, to produce club documents, posters, and of course, written information on what we did. As a result of that I became interested in writing about the martial arts and over a period of time social issue topics also.
Today I have written, and had published, many articles for martial arts magazines and also social topics for regional newspapers and journals.
Although I do tend to cover the martial arts more than most subjects, due to being involved in the martial arts since the early 1970’s, I also however write about a lot of social issues and other more specialised topics in addition with the aim of being both informative and educational, and to a degree, thought provoking.
Although not everything written is intended to be thought provoking in nature there are at times however when the nature of the subject in question does sometimes provoke thought and although an answer or a solution may never be found, or even required, such thought provoking subjects could hopefully one day lead to, at the very least, a more positive understanding regarding the subject in question in the not too far future.
The (UK) Writer
This site started in May 2019 and is an ongoing work in progress with more content being added on a regular basis. This site is a combination of both ‘updated and archived articles’ and new articles on all sorts of things that range from the martial arts, social issues, special projects, and of course, a bit of fun based stuff to give it all a bit of balance. It is also a free service.
Most of the articles on this site have been written for, (and published by), various newspapers, journals and magazines over the years including martial art magazines.