Cardiovascular ability is quite the dirty word in many martial art schools whose worth is mostly in performance in the dojo. I agree to some extent as investing in the parts of the whole without context gives very little to advance the abilities of the practitioner. It is putting things together which brings us to… Read More Running as breath work
Training is just a tool. It is not a purpose. If your aim is to be good at training, than what is your purpose ? I was asked today how to find a purpose by a student. He asked how to get out of depression and depression is a lack of purpose. People survived and… Read More CCC for purpose
While speed and power are crucial in confrontation. They are useless without a sharp mind.
Fun games to strengthen and bring more movement awareness to kids and adults with heart 1. The broken cement truck – one person starts transitioning between being on all four limbs facing the ground and facing the skies as one or more use their feet and legs to try to keep him in one of… Read More Games are the best teachers
Time is going by us all the time 🙂 To make ourselves more resilient and mobile at the same time, we can choose to take a simple breath in between to make things last longer. Examples: Start doing pushups. Pause for one breath on the top position between each push up and gain more awareness… Read More A breath in between
Strength makes life easier. We choose paths and follow them. Choose one that makes you strong in all your faculties and take your friends and loved ones with you. The cost of being weak is heavier… 1. Tie the rope to a tree trunk. Climb the rope from laying down prone and see who can… Read More rope strong
Much of the intuition and sixth sense comes from seeing and hearing and smelling things that we only somewhat acknowledge. It is not that we are asleep, it is we are conditioned to handle one thing at a time and thus we lower our high brain functions. We can easily negate this practice by working… Read More |What are we not hearing?
Here is a simple way to cover all bases. Take one movement and one time interval and do this everyday. You only have to make one choice and then you are done until tomorrow. Choose what you least want to work on and you will progress in the fastest manner. We shy from our weaknesses… Read More One a day
We are sick and injured from time to time and it is a hidden gift in reminding us of our mortality and we learn to move with and around those areas and come out of the tunnel even stronger and in better neural and mental shape. Examples: The cement mixer: torso Sit on your behind… Read More How to learn and improve from injury/illness
Many ideas work. Many ideas do not work at the same time. 🙂 Our job is to find and make up what works for us right now and see what does not. But further, We must understand why things do not work so we can learn from them. Only then, we can move past them.… Read More Tense to relax!