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.
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?
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!
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
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
Many fights and endeavors in life are determined before the actual visible contact begins. Our awareness and focus Our knowledge of self Our ability to know what is important These can put us in a place where we already won or in a place where we need to dig dip to simply survive. Here are… Read More Softness cuts through everything
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