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.
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… Read more
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… Read more
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.
There is a saying that youth is wasted on the young. For myself, I find that to be truer each day especially when it comes to learning and appreciating knowledge. I’ve read more books in the past few years than I had in my entire life leading up. Part of it was I simply didn’t… Read more
Growing up in small town PA (that’s Pennsylvania for the Midwesterners) we played a lot of different sports. The small population afforded kids plenty of opportunity to participate in virtually every sport. Our immediate area was made up of a handful of small communities who fielded teams, especially baseball, as there was no shortage of… Read more
Jim Wendler is known as much for his outspoken nature as he is his knowledge and expertise in the field of strength training and powerlifting. His statements often ruffle a lot of feathers, to which he makes no apology as his modus operandi is just because something makes you mad doesn’t mean it is untrue.… Read more
I recently began reading and thoroughly enjoying Sports for the Soul, a series of books by Darrin Donnelly in which the author uses various sports settings and figures as platforms for a larger, deeper message. The third installment, Relentless Optimism: How a Commitment to Positive Thinking Changes Everything, Donnelly tales a minor league baseball player… 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