Relaxed under stress

Posted on March 27th, 2016 by Sifu

A common reaction for the body when it is placed under stress is to increase the levels of tension in order to brace itself for the perceived stressful environment. Tension in the body makes it's movements short and rigid, it shortens the breath and lowers lung capacity and it can cloud the mind.

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Challenge yourself every day

Posted on March 3rd, 2016 by Sifu

I believe that as a warrior you seek moments that will challenge you in order to understand more about yourself and to seek a self understanding that will carry over to your life. Personally, I like to seek that challenge daily if possible.

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The Learning Triangle

Posted on March 1st, 2016 by Sifu

Guro Dan Inosanto has shared this idea with me many times in the past and it still holds true today. The idea of the Learning Triangle is this: Imagine a triangle laying on its side, the base line of the triangle is to your left and the tip is to your right.

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Time

Posted on February 23rd, 2016 by Sifu

In our life, we are only given a certain amount of time. It is important to be conscious about how you invest the time you have. If what you do with time is not an investment, then it has the potential to be a waste of your time. As I grow older, I can see the importance of choosing intelligently what I will use my time doing.

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Anger without action

Posted on February 15th, 2016 by Sifu

In training, I'm sure everyone has experienced a moment when a partner has made a mistake and bumped you with a punch. I have also experienced the occasional explosion of energy from a frustrated partner, and I can't forget the boastful, arrogant partner who thinks he is much better than he really is.

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Effortless Power

Posted on February 10th, 2016 by Sifu

Most exercises in the west such as weight lifting, jogging, swimming, etc. works primarily on the muscular system and the lungs. The Chinese also partake in this form of exercise but they consider Chi Gung “Qigong” to be a higher level of training for the body.

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Fundamentals

Posted on February 10th, 2016 by Sifu

When you research anyone who has reached a high level in their field, it usually comes down to the fact that they have an extraordinary understanding of the fundamentals in what they do. The same will be found in the martial arts. The most common thing I see sought after in the martial arts is a greater list of techniques, the need to know more than the other guy

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Redefine your measurment of effort

Posted on August 25th, 2015 by Sifu

I think it’s important to realize that everyone’s measurement of effort is not the same. What you see as considerable effort may not be that considerable in reality.

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Erik Paulson Combat Submission Wrestling Seminar

Posted on August 25th, 2015 by Sifu

Another successful visit from Coach Erik Paulson this last weekend. We got to focus on some of his material for his new MMA program which he is preparing for release around the first of next year.

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BJJ No Gi and Drill Classes

Posted on July 28th, 2015

If you’ve been in class over the last few weeks you’ve heard me announce some new classes we are adding to the schedule. You may have also gotten a taste of the drill program during our warm-ups. I wanted to take a few minutes and provide some details about the programs and how they can help you gain more from your training.

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