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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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  • Krav Maga: How Bad do you Want it?

    How bad do you want what you say you want? A lot of people talk the talk but when it comes down to it they lack the willpower, drive, and discipline to make it happen. It gets old hearing people say sick that they can’t do something. “I can’t fix my diet” “I can’t train as much as I’d like to” “I cant exercise hard”. These statements are usually followed up by a bunch of lame excuses. “I don’t have time” “I have a bad metabolism” “I don’t have the proper equipment”. My personal favorite is when these people blame it on other people ....

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  • Fitness: What is HIIT?

    What is HIIT? HIIT or "high intensity interval training" has become one of the hottest fitness trends for 2018 for good reason. The core of HIIT is to give a high intensity effort for quick bursts followed by short periods of rest. For example, a person may give maximum effort while sprinting for 30 seconds followed by 60 seconds of recovery time. This cycle is then repeated for a total workout length of 10 to 30 minutes. Research has shown that HIIT pumps up the heart rate and burns calories in less time than standard aerobic workouts. Studies found that 20min of high intensity interval training can produce the same aerobic and anaerobic benefits as exercising for twice as ....

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  • Krav Maga vs. Traditional Martial Arts

    What's the Difference Between Krav Maga and Traditional Martial Arts? Krav Maga is a practical Self Defense system. "Light on the Art & Heavy on the Martial". It was developed to deal with real-world situations in order to avoid, prevent and act upon violent confrontations of any kind. Unlike traditional martial arts which might focus on spirituality, biomechanics, or sport, Krav Maga is primarily concerned with safety in the modern world – making it home alive and having the fitness, confidence and awarenessto do so. There are many different types of martial arts, all with their own rules and ideologies; let’s take a look at why Krav Maga stands out as the best ....

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  • Fitness: There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch!

    If you want to be something you’ve never been, you need to do something you’ve never done. How many of you are trapped in a cycle of unhappiness? How many of you go to bed every night feeling alone or wake up to go to a job every day that you hate? How many of you feel like you haven’t accomplished everything you’ve wanted to? How many of you look in the mirror each day and don’t like the reflection you see staring back at you? We have all had these feelings at one time or another. We have all wished we could change the circumstances we are in. You can change your circumstances and you can change your life. You have the power to do anything you want to ....

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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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