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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.

Creator Burnout Is Real

I had my camera set up, batteries charged, two videos planned, and all I had to do was press record. But I couldn't do it. I had hit the wall. I had burnt out. For awhile before this, I had been thinking about taking a break. But this scared me. All of my [...]

2023-05-15T13:29:15-07:00May 15th, 2023|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

Changing Your Story Can Change Your Life

Changing your story can change your life. When you change the narrative, you expand the limits of what you thought was possible for yourself. I grew up thinking I was clumsy and uncoordinated. I heard this about myself constantly. But I didn’t need to hear it; the evidence was [...]

2023-04-17T13:19:40-07:00April 17th, 2023|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

We Need More Compassion In Martial Arts

I’m getting really sick of the “suck it up, buttercup” attitude in martial arts. I was raised to be tough. I was raised to keep my mouth shut, to be seen and not heard, to not be a whiner, to take my shots without tears, to get up after I fall down. I [...]

2023-03-27T08:12:22-07:00March 27th, 2023|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

Your Thoughts Are Lying To You

You’re not ready. You’re not good enough. You’re not worthy of your rank. You’ll never achieve anything. These are just thoughts in your head. Just words passing through your mind. They mean nothing. And yet we get so caught up in these thoughts that they start to become reality. [...]

2023-03-20T07:23:00-07:00March 20th, 2023|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

Does Failure Make Us Better Martial Artists?

We hear it all the time. Failure makes you tougher. Mistakes help you grow. Messing up is how you learn.  So… if you fail your black belt test, does this automatically make you more resilient? If you lose your sparring division, does this mean you’ll fight better next time? If you keep screwing [...]

2023-02-13T09:03:38-08:00February 13th, 2023|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

Are You Too Old To Start Martial Arts?

I felt really nervous about starting martial arts in my 40s. I’d never been athletic as a kid. I hated gym class in school. I was never into sports. And yet here I was, 41, trying out my very first karate class ever. Half the class was at least half my [...]

2023-01-30T06:59:18-08:00January 30th, 2023|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

Just Do Your Martial Arts Training

 Just get up and train. If you’re struggling, get up and train. If you’re overwhelmed, get up and train. If you’re depressed, do whatever you can to get up and train. If you’re lonely or grieving or angry, just get up and train. And I don’t care if it’s two hours or two [...]

2022-12-26T10:39:05-08:00December 26th, 2022|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

Finding an Outlet for Our Personal Struggles

Struggle is normal… but it still sucks, doesn’t it. And working through our personal struggles can be incredibly difficult amidst societal pressure to “Toughen up” and “Suck it up.” But sucking it up doesn’t make the pain go away, does it. No. Sucking it up often equates to burying it down deep and [...]

2022-12-19T08:35:04-08:00December 5th, 2022|Categories: Mindset & Focus|
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