Solid, stable, confident, with qualities of patience, thoughtfulness, practicality, hard work and stability, our earth element theme for this month is also nurturing and seeks to bring harmony.

We think of Earth as the element of stability, foundations, wisdom, knowledge, strength, growth and prosperity.  It is seen as practical, structured, productive, grounded (pardon the pun), tactile and dependable.

In practical terms, self-defence techniques are performed confidently and calmly, with solid, stable footwork, and with the knowledge that hard work is the key to continuing improvement.