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
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.
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… Read more
One of the most foundational principles in operations management is standardization. The more standardized a process is the more efficient it tends to be over the long haul in terms of time, money, and energy. In manufacturing, where products are mass produced, standardization is vital to maintaining high quality, eliminating waste (LEAN), and preventing defects… Read more