Archive for October, 2011

Test your Tactical Fitness with the “Q” Challenge

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Test your Tactical Fitness with the “Q” To understand program design from a tactical fitness perspective, we must consider the evolution of movement from a social science standpoint. As our scientific understanding of movement evolved, so too did our movement capacity in sports and athletics. Functional fitness took the 1 and ...

Honoring the lineage of my Russian teachers

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The older I age, the more respect I gain for my teachers. As I travel from one unit to the next, one agency after another, each outfit holds unique challenges, and peculiar group and individual dynamics. What manner of student was I? Reflecting upon old PAL/SECAM cassette tapes from my training ...

Where is your 2nd Wind? (And 3rd, 4th, 5th?)

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Why do you face such distress when you begin exercising? Why is it so hard at first? You face a pounding headache, aching lungs, nauseating stomach, phantom joint pains, and as a result a cacophony of mental noise telling you to quit, to stop, to go home.   And for ...

Mobility: The Anti-Aging Agent

Monday, October 24th, 2011

I have lost family members to cancer, like many others have. Looking in my children’s crystal-scintillated eyes, the trust in my immortality reflects back. Certainly, I may not be around forever, but I cannot rob them of my presence with a shortened stay due to unsafe and unhealthy lifestyle behavior. Much ...

Troubleshooting your Performance

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Troubleshooting Your Performance     Are you looking for a way to maximize the benefits of your conditioning work in your martial art performance?  Would you like to eliminate unnecessary, unproductive and harmful practices from your training? What sane person wouldn’t? Maximizing your conditioning allows you to minimize the total training ...