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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.

Just How Dedicated Are You?

Is your level of dedication on the brink of being maniacal? Maybe that’s where it needs to be to get what you ultimately want.

Resilience in the Face of Adversity

We must also not forget there are people all around us; often taking que from us. Children learn by imitating. Guess what, so do our employees, students, mentees, interns and even peers.

What did you expect?!

Put people in your life that are willing to check you on your understanding of reality. Temper your effort and your expectations will be realized.

Perspective

Perspective is something skewed quickly and greatly; especially today with social media and real time access to information. Becoming an open book, selflessly sharing your knowledge and wisdom to help make people around you better humans and practitioners of the art is something every martial artist should look forward to doing.

Learning to Suffer Can Lead to Greater Things

We often hear the phrase the game is 90% mental.  Name the sport; players, coaches and sports psychologists will all generally agree that mindset and mental state trump physical prowess on the field of play.  A player who possess a killer instinct, doesn’t choke under pressure, and can seemingly block out distractions will triumph over…
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