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.
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… Read more
“Hey Coach! If I wanted to compete when do I need to start getting ready?” “Start getting ready?” “Um, yesterday!” Former Army Ranger, Tim Kennedy, is well known for his time in the UFC as well as several of his credos; one of which is “Be Hard To Kill.” Having the mental and… Read more
I started martial arts in 1986 at the behest of my Aunt when I was in the 6th grade after being on the wrong side of an after-school altercation with 3 older kids. In hindsight, I was by no means completely innocent in the incident but didn’t exactly deserve the 3 on 1 treatment.… Read more
Such a simple tool. Often taken for granted. It’s not a fancy piece of equipment; a bag simply stuffed with a random assortment of things. Hanging, waiting for someone to befriend it. Regardless of how much you use it, how much you abuse it, how much you sweat on it; No emotion, no judgment. Unconditional… Read more
The Wai Kru (respects to the teacher) also known as Ram Muay (boxing dance) is an important part of any evening watching Thai Boxing. These are ceremonies that are performed before each Muay Thai bout. Sometimes the Wai Kru are brief and basic, but other times they may be eloquent performances that draw praise and… Read more