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Yearly Archives: 2022

Best Teaching Style for Martial Arts?

Almost every teacher and coach I’ve ever had has been more concerned with having power over their students and being admired for their expertise than with building rapport and trust with their students. The small minority of teachers who weren’t like this were by far the best teachers I’ve ever had. Why? Because [...]

2022-12-19T08:38:59-08:00October 17th, 2022|Categories: Training & Recovery|

Do You Compare Yourself to Other Martial Artists?

There is tremendous value in not quitting when things get tough. But “tough” for one person is not necessarily equivalent to “tough” for another. For some, pushing through might mean overcoming low motivation or inertia. For others, not quitting might be impossible given their environment and life circumstances. We really cannot know the [...]

2022-12-19T08:39:26-08:00October 10th, 2022|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

Trying to be the Ideal Martial Artist?

The ideal martial arts warrior. Never falters, fears, or doubts. Trains vigorously, pure-spiritedly, without fatigue or fail. We don’t want the flawed human, gored in battle or exhausted in the ring. We want the myth, the inspiration, and the spectacle. When we compare ourselves to this impossible legend, we [...]

2022-12-19T08:40:28-08:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

Our Strength As Martial Artists

How do you define strength in martial arts? Is it the power of your punches or kicks? Your ability to beat an opponent? Your willingness to tolerate physical and emotional discomfort, no matter how difficult it gets? One year ago I sat down in my film studio to film [...]

2022-12-19T08:42:17-08:00September 5th, 2022|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

Karate & Kobudo Weapons are Awesome

I get this thrill of excitement every time I pick up my karate weapons. Bo. Nunchaku. Sai. Tonfa. Eku. I love them all. They are incredibly challenging to learn, but once you get proficient with them, you can learn some pretty cool kata and techniques. Learning a new weapons kata is awesome [...]

2022-12-19T08:43:15-08:00August 22nd, 2022|Categories: Training & Recovery|

The TRUTH About Starting Karate

I never knew how much of a pounding I could actually take until I started karate. I mean, I was 41. I wasn’t totally inexperienced. But I’d never been through anything like THAT before. Me, the only white belt, surrounded by black belts. They all knew what they were [...]

2022-12-19T08:43:43-08:00August 15th, 2022|Categories: Training & Recovery|
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