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Nutrition & Health

Learn how to cultivate a deeper level of health and well-being via nutrition, social support, and more.

Positive Body Image in Martial Arts

I used to hate my body. For years I used exercise as a means to either look a certain way, or to punish myself for not fitting some magazine-worthy ideal. Starting karate changed all of that. Training in a space where everyone wore the same uniform and where body composition wasn’t [...]

2022-12-19T08:38:30-08:00October 24th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition & Health|

My Diet Isn’t Perfect… But I’m Happier Now

Have you ever seen someone perform the perfect kata, with almost inhuman precision? Technically perfect, but somehow… too perfect? That perfect performance feels like it’s missing something. A human quality. A soulfulness. When it’s too perfect, it seems clinical and robotic, and we crave that grittiness that would otherwise make for an intensely powerful [...]

2022-12-19T08:47:27-08:00July 11th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition & Health|

“Good” vs “Bad” Foods

Time to address this concept of “good” vs “bad” foods. Many of us have talk about food this way. Fruit and veggies, for instance, are commonly seen as “good” foods. And cake or potato chips are seen as “bad” foods. The reality is, some foods do have more nutritional [...]

2022-12-19T08:50:12-08:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition & Health|

Should You Practise Karate When Sick?

Taking time off karate sucks. I really hate missing a practice session. But this past week, my kids and I have been isolating for Covid. And I know I’ve needed rest more than anything. Taking some time off will help me recover, so that I can get back to my training when I’m [...]

2022-12-19T08:55:22-08:00January 24th, 2022|Categories: Nutrition & Health|

Keep Practising the Basics (in Karate & Your Diet)

How do you build a solid martial arts practise? You start with the foundation. As beginners in karate, the first thing we learned was the basics. With a solid foundation of the basics, anything is possible. All advanced techniques require proficiency in these fundamental skills. As martial artists we know this. The importance [...]

2022-12-19T08:59:14-08:00December 6th, 2021|Categories: Nutrition & Health|
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