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Three steps to happiness

Three steps to happiness

People tell me I can be difficult and hard to please. This, in fact, is not true. I, like many other martial artists out there, am like a racehorse. And how do you keep a racehorse happy? Three simple steps. Keep it: Well fed Well Slept Exercised Easy as that! If any...
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...
Make it work

Make it work

In order for any of your martial arts techniques to work, you need to believe in them. Many martial artists just go through the motions. This is not enough for our techniques to be effective in reality. Each of our techniques must have a practical application, and...
Training Hard vs Training Consistently Part 2

Training Hard vs Training Consistently Part 2

See part 1 This is something that I often have to explain to students. People often think that they need to jump into their training at full force and keep it there indefinitely. “I just want to train hard!” is the phrase that rings in my ears so often. I say to these...
Training Hard vs Training Consistently

Training Hard vs Training Consistently

Before getting to the nitty gritty of this subject it is important to identify certain characteristics within yourself. Once these traits have been identified it will be easier to understand and explain how hard and consistent training face off with each other, and...
Weapons training

Weapons training

I have always had the opinion that martial arts training should be relevant to the time and the situation that we live in. If there is no application of some sort to the training that we do, then there is no point in doing it. I guess I have always been a practical...