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  • Krav Maga: Fight

    Krav Maga: Fight "How much can you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?" There are few places left in the world where you have to surrender some part of your brain and fight. Krav Maga Institute is one such place...a last bastion in the fight against vanilla flavored mediocrity. There is no getting around this one simple fact: we come here to grow—and growth happens through hard work and suffering. "Most people...normal people...do just about anything to avoid a fight." We are not normal people. Normal people may come here. Normal people may train here. But people here do not stay normal. This is a place of change. That's the one and only requirement for ....

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  • Krav Maga: Goals

    Goals: First, let us take a look at what your goal is... Ask yourself; be honest, write it down, I can wait… Now, was your goal to lose X amount of weight or look good in the mirror? Maybe run a 5k/10k/15k? Or deadlift so much weight the bar will bend? Maybe bench your bodyweight? Test for Expert level? Now that you have your goal written down, look at it and ask yourself, does this scare you? Does it create some anxiety even thinking about it? If it doesn’t then your goal sucks! Goals are not the end game; your last breath is. Goals are not stepping stones; you can put micro goals together to achieve your main goal. Goals are something you strive for, ....

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  • Health & Fitness: All Who Are Willing

    All Who Are Willing Without stress and effort, you don’t know how far you can bend, you don’t know where you will break. You must identify vulnerabilities so you can make them strengths. It is such in the gym, in business and everyday life. Change is neither good or bad, it just is. Change is inevitable and constant. We are going back to our roots, but with new eyes and new ideas. Life is not the gym, the gym is not life, getting fit for the sake of getting fit isn't what we do. We train minds, bodies follow. We will once again challenge conventional thinking. We will challenge the minds of those who choose to be part of what we do, we will challenge every ....

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  • Children's Martial Arts: Listening

    Listening Listening is key in martial arts as without listening to the instructor they will be unable to complete the move correctly. It teaches listening on a one-to-one basis as well as in a group and demonstrating these skills allows children to progress through the belts. Increases self-esteem and confidence When a child masters a new skill or move it will boost their confidence and gives them a real sense of achievement. Working their way up through the ranks also shows that hard work pays off and they have something to be confident about. Teamwork Often in practice classes will work in pairs to practise and learn new skills and moves. This not only teaches them to ....

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  • Krav Maga: Consistency in Training

    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 such ....

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  • Fitness & Nutrition: The 130 Hour Rule

    The fitness industry is filled with lies. If we listened to everything we’ve read or heard we’d believe that being “fit” and “healthy” is easy. We’re inundated with infomercials and fitness products that promise quick results. Here’s the thing though: It’s bullshit. There’s no free lunch, there’s no magic pill, no three easy payments of $9.99, and no shortcuts. Becoming incredibly fit requires hard work and time. How much hard work? How much time? 130 hours. That is the amount of hours I believe it takes to build a base level of fitness. Doesn’t sound like much does it? It’s more than you think. It’s ....

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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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