Archive for the ‘inspiration’ Category

How to Guarantee Victory?

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

In the past, some have scowled, "Who do you think you are that you think you can do that?" Yet how many others dare the risks? Victors are merely those who stepped up; as showing up is half of anything. The other half is following through when catastrophe hits, while others flee. If you ...

To the Athletes of the US Martial Arts Team…

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

We arrive during an era of desperation and turmoil: a gun-shy economy teetering on the edge of neuroses, a nation boldly facing both domestic and foreign terror, a society wallowing in massive unemployment, and an environment turgid with natural disasters. Worse still, traveling around the world for the past decades I've ...

Transcending the Ego, Once Mastering the Serpent.

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Recently again, I reflect upon the large reptile spiraling across my shoulder. An early childhood fascination turned University concentration on mythology led me repeatedly toward the metaphor of the dragon. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck in China, as well as Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. ...

Do YOU Have What it Takes? Maybe!

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

In 1993, I competed in my first World Games. It was quite intimidating to be among so many elite athletes, especially considering it was the Universiade: the Olympics for University athletes. I had trained like a madman, between 4-6 hours a day, had to drop 22lbs to meet my weight ...

Inside the Mind of a Fighter; How Will You Be Remembered?

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

What's inside the mind of a fighter? I've trained many but the true inner life remains locked private.Within my heart I wonder: what if this were my final competition? How would I be remembered? Would I fight with honor; with valor; with integrity and dignity? Would I be worthy of ...

Become Your Defining Moment!

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

What if this event, what if this one match, this round, this technique, this decision... was the defining moment of your life? What if decades hence you will look back upon this one act as the determining factor in the course your life took? What will you do? Hesitate? Under-commit? ...

Why I Got Started in Martial Arts

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Doctors claimed my joint pain related to osteochondrosis, which basically means as I grew my connective tissue didn't adhere to my growth plates like normal children and causing conventional sports and athletics to shred me, requiring my mother to rub my joints with liniment nightly as I screamed through tears ...

Gained 33lbs of Athletic Muscle and 40 Years of Life!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

The 2 images on the left were from early November 2008, just about to depart for Italy. The 2 on the right were from last week. So, ten months. Not a ten weeks steroid induced swell, BUT I have better range of motion, mobility, functional power, flexibility, mental stamina and ...

TACFIT: Fitness that Matters! Need Motivated?

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Having trouble feeling motivated to exercise, to face a goal, to chase down a dream? Maybe you're not lazy or meek. Maybe you just you've been watching and listening to others, and as a result have learned ineffective tools for motivation. No wonder, because the motivational tools out there wouldn't ...

Alignment with 4 Causes = Guaranteed Success

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

If you want to succeed in your life, then consider this suggestion: align yourself to universal truth, God-consciousness, innate scientific principles, however you want to couch the term... and you'll guarantee success. Just step into the current of causality, and turn your rudder so that you "go with the flow" ...