Getting real What makes a drill a reality drill and how we can improve on what we get from our training. How to breath in daily life to become better aware and conscious of our direction and freedom. Perspective – a comparison of what really matters in life with a lesson from Kibera Kenya. Be… Read More Getting real
It is by design that we strive to be our best and through that desire we reach for the stars. Some people speak of humble beginnings and my friends in Kibera are a testament of the strength of spirit. It is also by design that we strive to do so efficiently but in doing so… Read More Awkward Strength
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
While speed and power are crucial in confrontation. They are useless without a sharp mind.
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
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
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!
There is a buffer between real violence and training and there has to be one to allow progress both mental and physical. Many martial arts today rely on padded surfaces and body padding. This allows for higher throws in practice and greater force exerted in contact in striking and impact. There is however also negative… Read More Hard contact
Time is the true commodity. Here are eight drills that hide within daily actions to sharpen and hone the movement ability of us all. 1.Slowly increase the distance you take to throw the trash into the trash bin (Be extra careful with weird shaped objects, they fly differently) 2. Walk up the stairs at night… Read More An inclusive take on everyday training