Tag: muay thai

Everyday Is Training Day

End On A Win

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…
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Wendler 5/3/1

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.…
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Optimism

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…
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With Every Beginning

   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.…
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Practice? We talkin’ bout practice?!

“We sitting in here — I’m supposed to be the franchise player, and we in here talking about practice. I mean, listen: We talking about practice. Not a game. Not a game. Not a game. We talking about practice. Not a game. Not the game that I go out there and die for and play…
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Frustration

Frustration. “The feeling of being upset or annoyed, especially because of inability to change or achieve something.” Psychologically it is an emotional response that arises from the perceived resistance to the fulfillment of an individual’s will or goal and is likely to increase when the longer it is denied. EVERY student I have ever taught…
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Networking

I recently had an opportunity to speak to the University of Nebraska at Omaha Freshman Leadership Council; essentially a college version of student council. The senior adviser requested I talk about networking, something I discuss a lot at the College of Business as a vital part in any business endeavor. In the 30+ years of…
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Is 4 Too Young?

I often get asked by parents what is a good age to start martial arts or how young do you take kids?  It’s a tough question that unfortunately doesn’t have a clean answer.  The martial arts are a great activity for kids for 2 big developmental reasons: physical attributes and life skills. Malcom Gladwell’s now…
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Choose 1 Lose One

Here at MAMA we have a Chose 1 Lose One board as part of our Training For Warriors Program. As an accountability tool, we ask students to write one thing they commit to taking on and one thing to eliminate in their larger goal of getting more fit, healthier and becoming a better person. While…
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A Dear Old Friend: The Heavy Bag

Such a simple tool.  Often taken for granted.  It’s not a fancy piece of equipment; a bag simply stuffed with a random assortment of things.  Hanging, waiting for someone to befriend it.  Regardless of how much you use it, how much you abuse it, how much you sweat on it; No emotion, no judgment.  Unconditional…
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