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Everyday Is Training Day

Perseverance…the not so sexy trait

Just over a year ago, on the morning of November 14th I walked into the Advanced Surgical Center in downtown Omaha. I was slated to undergo surgery on a knee that I injured roughly six weeks prior while drilling/sparring takedowns, something I had done literally hundreds of times before.  As happens sometimes the laws of…
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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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How much should I train?

How much you train?

What’s Your ONE Thing?

I recently finished a great book by Gary Keller entitled The One Thing. Though business oriented, premise of the I found to be something transcendental. I’m often asked by students what do I need to do get better or get as good as so and so. The answer is often simpler than they would like…
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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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Building Resilience

Change.  Many of us spend a great deal of time, money and energy trying to avoid it yet somehow it always seems to find us and often at the most inopportune time. It is an understatement to say the past few months have brought a lot of change for many people.  Some falter because of…
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Culture

The past decade or so culture has been a big buzz word in corporate USA. Tech companies have long hung their hat on the premise their culture is what attracts and keeps top talent and their work environments drive innovation. Even here at MAMA we pride ourselves on the culture we have built and sustained…
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We Need People!!

I cannot explain my excitement to get classes going at here at MAMA.  I miss our students, I miss our coaches, and I miss our community! The martial arts, as much as they are very focused on development of the individual, are no question a community practice. We are social creatures by nature; one of…
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Don’t Take No For An Answer

The current quarantine has forced us to experience a lot of change and adapt our lives accordingly.  Since we stopped holding group classes at MAMA I’ve had significantly more free time in the evenings.  Consequently, I’ve also taken in a few more movies on Netflix than I normally would as well.  One in particular that…
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The Selfs

Where do you stand with each of The Selfs? Think of them a pieces of a puzzle, each playing a role in the larger whole. Missing one creates an incomplete picture.