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Built for the kill

Built for the kill

Have you ever noticed how people’s body shapes adapt to what they do? With many it can be quite evident what sport or training they perform just by looking at them. The body adapts to make the motions that it performs easier and more fluid. The body develops in a way...
New Year 2013

New Year 2013

Another year has dawned on us. Many of us look back over the previous year and reflect on what we have achieved and on where we could have done better. Did we stick to our New Year’s resolutions? Did we accomplish all of our goals? Throughout the year I tell my...
Last wishes of Alexander the Great

Last wishes of Alexander the Great

One of my students sent me this story this morning. I have heard it before and always enjoy it. Whether it is true or not, I thought it would be worth repeating here. The last wishes of Alexander the Great: On his death bed, Alexander summoned his generals and told...
Are you a Martial Artist?

Are you a Martial Artist?

Martial artists are people that live and breathe the martial arts. Here are some questions to ask yourself in order to determine if you are a martial artist: – Do you attend every class? – Do you count the seconds until the next class? – When you are not training or...
The Real Winner

The Real Winner

I was at a tournament over the weekend and it got me thinking some old thoughts. With so many competitors and so few medals up for grabs it really takes a lot to win. But who really is the winner? Often it is not the person who takes the gold. What do I mean by this?...
Hopes and Dreams

Hopes and Dreams

We all have hopes and dreams. But what are hopes and dreams? To most, they are just that – cloudy imaginings lying dormant somewhere in the back of our minds. We fall into the rat race and the rules that society has made for us – four walls around us and a map that...