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Mindset & Focus

Your “mental game” has a huge impact on your health and performance. Learn how to adjust your mindset, manage stress and fear, and improve your 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 [...]

2022-09-26T13:19:25-07:00September 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 [...]

2022-09-05T07:04:51-07:00September 5th, 2022|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

How to Handle Jealousy in Martial Arts

That new karate student who learns everything so quickly! That martial artist who ALWAYS beats us, at EVERY tournament, in EVERY division!! No one likes to talk about it. But that’s part of what gives jealousy so much power. When we’re jealous of someone, we typically do two things: [...]

2022-09-01T19:06:35-07:00June 27th, 2022|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

Fakes and Frauds in Life and Martial Arts

I was going to write this blog post about my recent run-in with a fake martial arts master. I made a video on it last week; you can watch it below. I found this situation so hilarious and ridiculous, and I really wanted to discuss the issues of arrogance and posturing that are [...]

2022-05-16T14:49:06-07:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

Perhaps It’s Time to Wake the F*ck Up

It’s Easter Monday, and I’ve been alternating between agonizing over my To Do list, and anesthetizing myself with chocolate all day. Mondays for me are for blog writing, for dealing with technical details on my website, and for getting focused for the week. Today, however, I’m feeling anything but focused. I’ve had so [...]

2022-09-01T19:14:42-07:00April 18th, 2022|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

Think You’re an “Expert” at Karate?

I think every martial artist should start a YouTube channel. And not just to accumulate playlists of favourite videos by other YouTubers, but to actually film themselves and put themselves out there. I occasionally get people trolling my videos, people who like to play “expert” and point out my [...]

2022-09-01T19:16:21-07:00March 28th, 2022|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

Is Karate Right for You?

Practising karate isn’t for everyone, but if you’re reading this you’re probably curious enough to at least consider the idea of trying martial arts. You’re intrigued—but you don’t know if the martial arts life is right for you. Well, I can help you with this. Here are some helpful videos that [...]

2022-09-01T19:21:51-07:00December 27th, 2021|Categories: Mindset & Focus|
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