Archive for the ‘patience’ Category

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 ...

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 ...

Perfect Practice does NOT make Perfect!

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

You're often told that practice doesn't make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect. Unfortunately, this redundant cliche lacks meaning and guidance. Firstly, even if you could practice a perfect technique, the body always adapts neurologically, so technically... perfect practice would make perfect-er. But that's not the problem is it? The difficulty isn't ...

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 ...

Your Demons are Allies

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Have you ever wondered why you are besieged with such bad luck? Have you ever felt punished by Heaven for some known or even unknown deed; like inner demons haunt you, holding you back from success? It's easy to think so, isn't it? It certainly was that way for me as ...

“It Will Never Get Any Easier.”

Monday, September 8th, 2008

As a coach for decades, I have over-heard trainers advising people, "don't worry, it'll get easier." I believe that this lie ultimately does not serve you, which is why some of my students misunderstand my coaching as "tough love." I've found being a parent to be the most difficult and most ...