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.
Topics – What is important? Taken from the movie Conan the barbarian: Question to Conan: What is best in life? Answered later by King Osric: There comes a time, thief, when the jewels cease to sparkle, when the gold loses its luster, when the throne room becomes a prison,and all that is left is… Read More Podcast 3 – What is best in life
breath hold – Practice pushing a resisting person from A to B while holding your breath. Listen to your body and thoughts as the discomfort builds and let it go. You can add it almost to any drill in various ways. Contact me for more 🙂 The long exhale – Inhale softly and start exhaling… Read More breath drills for deeper work
Five ways to find your purpose. 1. Small steps – If you do not know where you want to end up, choose small term goals and changes such as learning a skill, gaining social skills and getting better at moving yourself. 2. Necessities – What can you not live without – Start by elimination and… Read More Finding your purpose
We tend to over complicate things. Memorize a thousand techniques, Practice the technique ten thousand times and so on. Here is a simple formula to practice and widen your awareness to what is happening. 1. Location – Simply choose not to be where the attack happens – work with your entire body so you do… Read More Location-Angle-Focus
Learn to roll safely and freely. Work the progressions and focus on quality. The quantity will come with consistency of working the basics.
Looking back in history and looking at roles in the tribe and family of old we usually focus on the warriors and leaders, the hunters and not the gatherers. It is a focus which takes a lot from your abilities and what can be had and evolved to aid in any work you take on… Read More The hunter GATHERER
Some things are simple but run deep. Consistent practice of basics is the key. Instead of clenching your fists in preparation, keep your body moving and your arms loose like chains. Close the fist fully only on contact and look up Kime and use this as a principle instead of a specific tip. People… Read More Ten simple tips for smoother movement in a conflict environment