Archive for the ‘morale’ Category

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 ...

About the TACFIT Chevron

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

The TACFIT symbol is made up of a Florian cross bearing two crossed Clubbells set on bat wings. The Florian Cross represents Saint Florian, patron saint of firefighters. Firefighters have been heavily involved in the design and ongoing evolution of TACFIT, and we honor their willingness to run toward danger to rescue ...

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? ...

TACFIT Kickboxer 1D Workout Video

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

TACFIT Kickboxer 1D Workout Video Special thanks to CST Head Coach Mike Locke! http://www.TACFIT.tv For Time, Compete 6 Rounds Non-Stop: 30sec Double Clubbell Swings (70lbs) 30sec Two-Handed Kettlebell "Sambo" Swing (32kgs) 30sec Plyometric Hurdle Triple Jump ...

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 ...

Morale over Matter

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Fantastic coaches or craptastic coaches can really make it easy or hard depending upon their professional effectiveness, but in general I've had more ineffective coaching than effective. Certainly, even now when I'm in a thick encounter or task, the voices of my best coaches resound through my mind, encouraging me ...