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  • Fitness: How to avoid stress & burnout

    A few habits you can eliminate to avoid stress and burnout?
    Self destruction -Managing stress by overeating. -Drug abuse. -Alcohol abuse. -Screaming. 2. Reactive behavior -Acting without thought or planning. 3. Blaming others for your behavior: -Learn from your choices & their results good or bad 4. Avoid assumptions or conclusions: -Don’t assume the worst. ....

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  • Self Defense for Self Esteem

    When I was 31 years old, I stepped into a place that I had always wanted to try but never had the nerve. I was a very shy young lady, with absolutely no confidence. Never had a bone of fitness in my body. It was a product of being a victim my whole life. Surviving some of the most brutal beatings that would have most people running for the door, but to where? My home life was no better. It was then that I decided to give this place a try, what would I have to lose? Well, I did lose a lot, but gained my self esteem, self worth and more courage than I thought I would ever have. Moving forward is difficult, especially when you have no idea of the possible outcome. But, moving ....

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  • Krav Maga: The 10 most dangerous words!

    The ten most dangerous words in the English language are "what will other people think, what will other people say". It doesn't matter what others think or say. Cast aside their negativity. Never let a person who gave up their on their dreams talk you out of yours. I've said it before and I will say it again: the only person who has the right to tell you that you can't do something is you. Just because others didn't have the strength to fight for what they believe in doesn't mean you will fall to the same weakness. Go after what you want and go after what you believe in. Don't listen to others. Listen to the person who matters most: YOU. Just because ....

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  • Krav Maga Standards

    Standards are very important but remember, they’re just the entry fee! They will get you in the door or the conversation of real performance. Don’t box yourself in and decide that since you’ve met the minimum requirements, you either never have to test them again, or for some reason feel like you don’t have to put forth any more effort. KMI instructors are here to inspire continual growth and that requires that you keep challenging, testing, and pushing yourself day after day, class after class and year after year. Don’t ever arrive. The destination is actually the journey! ....

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  • Krav Maga: I don't have time

    Don't tell me you don't have time. Just tell me you don't want it badly enough. I'd much rather hear a person be honest and have them admit that something isn't important rather than hear a list of their excuses. Excuses are designed to make you feel better temporarily but they don't change anything. If you're interested in change, if you're interested in success, then drop the excuses. At the end of the day you've got two choices. Make progress or make excuses. So cut the whining, quit blaming everyone but yourself, make your words consistent with your actions, go out and get what you want! ....

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  • S.P.E.C Fitness: Optimal Life Performance

    S.P.E.C Fitness: Optimal life Performance I train for a lot of reasons most people do; fitness, injury proofing, aesthetics, and performance. In my mind performance is the most important reason. But this is not the performance you would typically think of, I am not a professional athlete or a high level sports competitor. I am a Dad, husband, family man, business executive. The performance I train for is optimal life performance. I believe in order to highly perform in life you have to be resilient, be willing to test yourself while having the courage to fail then pick yourself back up and gain wisdom from not quitting. Do you know how you will react when life situations are ....

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  • Krav Maga: How Krav Maga can teach you to deal with stress & anxiety.

    Krav Maga: Dealing with Stress & Anxiety What stressed you out last week? Traffic. Deadlines at work. The line at the grocery. Robo calls. A boss or co worker. These are all trivial but your brain thinks of them as life or death situations. Stress is defined as "a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances". Throughout my 45yrs as a martial arts/self defense & fitness Instructor I have taught many people how to deal with stress & anxiety. The following are a few ways that Krav Maga can teach you to alleviate stress and build confidence. 1. Think Positive. Krav Maga, being a problem solving system, ....

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  • Karate for Kids: How do I choose the best Martial Arts Class for my child?

    So how do I choose the best martial arts class for my child? Karate? Kenpo? Jiu-Jitsu? Tae Kwon Do? With so many different types of Martial Arts out there, its difficult to choose the most beneficial one for your child. Each style of martial arts has its own distinct origin and emphasis. Some emphasize hand techniques, some emphasize kicking, while Judo & Jiu- Jitsu are more grappling arts. Ore important than what Martial Art you choose is the school's philosophy and teaching style. Ask studios abotu their "approach" rather than focusing on Karate vs. Judo., etc. A good studio should be a place where kids are happy to be there, learn leadership, goal setting, achievement, self ....

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  • Success in Krav Maga: "Time"

    Just to be straight up...saying you don't have enough time is B.S.! We all know it's just another excuse. We've all been there right? There have been several moments in my life where I thought I didn't have time either. Truth is I did. There's Always Time! Once I accepted that truth I never looked back. The Real Secret to Success in Krav Maga Training is to "Make the Time" Don't Make Excuses! See you on the mat. ....

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  • The "Original" Karate for Kids:Ft.Collins Best Martial Arts Training Program for Kids

    Ft.Collins Origina
    l “Karate for Kids”
    Program: In June of 1994 Master Instructor Chet Barnett introduced a unique Martial Arts training program to the Ft.Collins area called “Karate for Kids”

    This was the first Martial Arts program in Ft.Collins to offer separate training for “Children Only”
    separated by Age & Skill level. Not just thrown in together with adults! The focus of this unique program was to help children grow & mature to the best of their abilities! This is why millions of parents worldwide are using Martial Arts training as a great way to supplement their child’s education. Our Karate for Kids program is ....

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