Archive for the ‘culture’ Category

Reclaiming our Primal Health Club

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

The first weapon, the first martial art, the original strength conditioning tool and exercise, wasn't even one's own bodyweight. No, my friends, we're tool-users. We need to see outside of ourselves to discover what's within. And in that quest to discover the world to discover ourselves, we picked up the ...

What’s Your Total Physical Response; and your Kids?

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

My mother helped me seek out many alternative educational approaches as a child. But due to my rampant forms of dyslexia, I found great difficulty in comprehending language, understanding concepts and internalizing ideas. So often did I have that glazed over look in the classroom that my teachers nicknamed me ...

FlowFit Italiano: Free Webisode!

Friday, December 19th, 2008

John Locke (the esteemed ancestor of CST Head Coach Mike Locke) once wrote, "We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves." My so-called childhood learning "disabilities" (such as dyslexia) ...

It’s Not How Much You Can Do….

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

It's not about how much you can do, but how much of what you can do, you do... I can say I saw this maxim portrayed in the hearts and hands of my European students as I traveled from country to country teaching the past two weeks. Having just arrived home ...

Comparing Indian and Persian Exercise Traditions

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

The Zurkhaneh, or "House of Power", was where the Pahlavani (which translates literally as "hero") - the strongmen martial artists of ancient Persia - practiced their secret artform. Though its founders were Zoroastrian, it merged with other traditions to form "a unique institution having incorporated the spiritual richness of ...

ZeroWasteExercise.com

Friday, May 30th, 2008

ZeroWasteExercise.com is my latest philanthropy. As an ardent environmentalist (as opposed to limitless consumerist), I've written in the past regarding ethically responsible exercise. When you head down the logical road of imagining the utility of exercise, you must first trace back your roots. Why do we exercise? Firstly, because of insufficient physical ...

How Does Your Culture Move?

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

I was recently asked the favorite part of my most recent Australian tour of media appearances. My initial impulse is to say TV! I love everything about being on television, especially live television. The whole experience is thrilling. But my fondest memory of the trip had to do with this one ...