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  • Martial Arts: Character

    Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have. In this day and age it is too easy to get caught up in trying to live up to some manufactured image that we have created of how a person should live. We buy things we can't afford, with money we don't have, to try and impress people we don't even know or like. We begin to lose touch with our own reality. We become insecure because we compare our 'behind the scenes' with everyone else's 'highlight reel'. We lose touch with the beautiful things in our life and lose appreciation for them. Rather than focusing on what you don't have or complaining about your current situation try focusing on what you have that makes your ....

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  • Krav Maga: Benefits

    When you think about the benefits ofKrav Maga training that you might gain, you probably first think of learning self-defense skills. Wanting to learn how to defend yourself may of-course lead you to try a training session. But if that is the only benefit you think you will gain, you may not be motivated enough to consider creating time for Krav Maga training in your life and turning up regularly for training. Attending too few training sessions to experience the true benefits of Krav Maga is why some people give up – sometimes after just one or two sessions – and often after using a free class offer or other marketing coupon. Learning any martial art can be challenging. ....

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  • Health & Fitness: Specificity in Training

    Specificity. Everything costs something. If you want to enhance some part of your performance, you should be prepared to suffer some short term (or even long term) consequences to other aspects of fitness and performance. There is almost always a trade off. Any specialization phase ( strength, power, endurance, cardio ) will result in some temporary tradeoffs. To make specific adaptations you must be willing to make short term sacrifices. Commit yourself to making the progress you want in the area of fitness (or aesthetics) you're targeting, and then bring up the other attributes when appropriate. Beginners can make adaptations across the board concurrently, but experienced, ....

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  • Fitness: Pushing Past Your Limits

    How does the mind that is imprisoned by preconceived notions, liberate itself? Trapped in our own cycles of conditioning (both mental and physical) we continually balk at our potential and reaffirm our self-imposed limitations. We need new action, guides, and community to unlock the potential that lies dormant within us. First, that we may even perceive the subtle reality of unexplored possibilities. Second, that we transform our new awareness into actualization. For this process, even trainers need trainers. Experts need expertise. The teachers need to be taught. Bring your willful mind to someone who can find a crack, and they will pry it open. Expansion is inevitable. To go beyond ....

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  • Self Defense: How to Achieve Success

    Success isn’t about greatness. It’s about consistency.
    No one is born great. Greatness is something that is earned through consistency.
    If you show up day after day and work hard, if you give your full effort, if you leave nothing left on the table then greatness and success will come.
    The true secret of success is to accept that the only path is the path of hard work and productivity.
    You’ll get where you want to go and achieve your goals if you follow four simple rules: Show up, work hard, don’t quit, and ask some questions along the way.
    Remember that no one is born great, no one is born successful, and everything in life is earned.
    There’s no ....

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  • Self Defense: Hard Work Wins!

    I’ve always been a huge sports fan. Growing up I loved watching football, basketball and baseball. As I got older I started to appreciate numerous sports. I started watching, horse racing, car racing, hockey, tennis, and any other event that involved some high level of competition. I have always appreciated watching the very best in the world perform, witnessing an athlete rise to the occasion, watching them live up to expectations, seeing a person come through in the clutch, or witnessing someone doing something heroic. One thing I have never appreciated is when people try to tear those athletes down. I have seen this numerous times on social media. Everyone is a critic ....

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  • Health & Fitness: Can Fat Help Your Training?

    If there’s a nutrition topic I’m particularly passionate about, it’s fat. When I finally came to learn that fat was actually beneficial to my workouts (and my waistline), it was life-changing. And it can be for you, too. Fat has been the most demonized macronutrient for decades, but despite what we’ve been told in the past, the right kinds of fat will not cause clogged arteries, heart disease, or weight gain. In fact, fat can be a tremendous fitness tool for long-lasting energy and achieving your goals. Our bodies need fat and cholesterol for so many functions related to health and fitness goals. For starters, cholesterol is a building block of testosterone, ....

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  • Benefits of Kids Martial Arts Training

    As a martial arts instructor or martial arts business owners you will know the joy children have whilst learning and practicing a martial art. However, there is a wealth of reasons why children should learn a martial art and you can share these with parents to encourage them to sign their children up and start reaping the benefits! Self-Discipline Martial arts will help to teach children the art of self-discipline. All too often in the modern day children are accustomed to getting what they want when they want. Martial arts teach restraint and patience. Get Active It gets kids away from their screens and off the sofa and encourages them to be more physically active at the same ....

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  • Fitness: Outcome Based Training

    Testing is a non-negotiable aspect of real outcome based training. Without testing, you cannot be sure of the efficacy of a training program. We don't just train to get sweaty.We train for a purpose. The gym is a tool. We should not be striving to simply improve at 'gym fitness' but instead be looking at the time and effort we spend in the gym as a means to an end, with the end being sport, an event, or your profession. In trying to determine how you should spend your time and energy in the gym, first start with the desired outcome. What exactly do you need to be better at? Then ask yourself, does what I'm doing in the gym transfer? I'll give you an example (one that we hear often). "I'm ....

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  • Krav Maga: Stop Being Afraid

    Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start believing in what could go right. There may be a million reasons you are afraid to follow your dreams but that doesn't mean you shouldn't go after what your heart desires. Even if the odds are stacked against you it doesn't mean you won't be successful. There is no obstacle that you can't overcome if you want something badly enough. Don't allow yourself to be shackled by doubt, fear, and insecurity. Believe in yourself and your ability to succeed. The greater the challenges you face, the greater the miracles you'll create. Keep Kickin! ....

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