I love to see commercials for expensive devices in fitness and the martial arts. I love even more to find solutions hiding under my nose to bring fun, progress and health to myself, my students and anyone else. Here are four rope drills that get the job done: Take a rope that extends from one… Read More Rope Agility
There is no perfect plan. Each fits the bill for a situation. This plan aims to build stamina and healthy connective tissue and joints. Do this once each morning and don’t confine yourself to pull ups. We begin with doing 4 pull ups where we inhale on the upwards motion and exhale on the downward… Read More The 4 pull up challenge
Write your own notes 🙂 Be part of the process but not fully immersed in it.
Movies paint a picture of virtue and might. Of good and evil and of discernible visuals. Life is about energy preservation and the attacker being smarter than most movie villains seeks the most vulnerable position for the pray before attacking. After all, statistics are here for a reason and adding percentages to not getting caught… Read More FIGHT TALK
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