Tag: martial arts

Everyday Is Training Day

How much should I train?

How much should I train?  A simple enough question.  One I get quite often, especially from newer students.  A simple question one would assume warrants a simple answer.  If it were only so.  I get it.  I’m new, I’m not sure what to do or what’s expected.  Give me some direction.  The problem is there…
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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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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.