Category: martial arts

Everyday Is Training Day

Let's Rock!

Let’s Rock!

Let’s Rock! A few months ago, my son and I began taking weekly drumming lessons.  The intention was to spend some quality time together

super powers

Have You Lost Your Superpowers?

Remember exploring a new place with your friends?  Where did that natural curiosity go?  Have we lost our superpowers?

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

Comparison is the Thief of Joy. It’s true: When we compare ourselves to what others have, how they are, or what they have accomplished we…

Time To Go Fellas: Self Defense

Time To Go Fellas

Time To Go Fellas: Self Defense. We recognized a bad situation was getting worse, exercised better judgement…

Little Lessons

Little Lessons. n the Muay Thai World Expo or as we call it “Nationals.”  Over the years what started as a single day…

Self-Defense

“I want to learn self-defense.” A statement I regularly hear from prospective students. It’s also a request I often receive from various organizations and companies looking for a group activity. The one problem, the concept of self-defense is sorely misunderstood and not something I feel can be taught…but let me explain.  I’ve conducted many self-defense…
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More is Better…at Least Early On

More is Better…at Least Early On

More is Better…at Least Early On. In his book RANGE, David Epstein points out that data is beginning to prove that generalists,…

Perseverance, the not so sexy trait

Perseverance might not be the sexiest trait; certainly not one we want to be our calling card. It’s like being that fighter who everyone says is a really tough; not all that good but can take a beating and keep coming.

Get the Funk Out!

There will be those days. Those days were nothing seems to go right. Everything is sideways or one reason or another. The entire day is a sh*tshow from start to finish. There is good argument that 2020 is one of those years! Time is relative as they say.  Sometimes we feel this same way on…
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Martial Arts: A Continuum of Understanding

As our environment changes due to COVID and political pressures, many people make decisions in great haste (dare I say in a knee jerk manner).  If there is one thing the martial arts teaches us is to use patience and wisdom to guide us.  The Continuum of Understanding developed in 1982 by Harlan Cleveland serves…
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