Archive for January, 2012

48% Inspiration, 48% Perspiration, 2% Theory

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Best criticism of 2012 so far: "My god I cant go anywhere on the net without reading your motivational bu}{$&%t. People outta know you only get people all pumped up about their lives so they buy your stuff. Truth is that if your motivated then any kinda diet or exercise ...

You can be a winner once, but a champion only always.

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Today's Negative Norman - "If you really want to act like Mother Theresa, then donate all your money to a charity rather than brag about your success. Everybody had it tough as a kid so I'm bored with hearing how ya use all that stuff from your ...

Love anywhere helps love everywhere. Defining a real warrior athlete.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Just as Martin Luther King, Jr. pronounced, "an injustice anywhere hurts justice everywhere," so too is its positive corollary a moral imperative for me: love anywhere helps love everywhere. Life taught this message over a very hard road, or perhaps... the harder the road, the more opportunities you're given ...

Where do CST and TACFIT “fit” within MMA?

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

What Circular Strength Training (CST) is all about? The CST system evolved to address very specific failures in modern physical conditioning: Warmup exercises were not specific to preparing the joint and tissue movements in the exercises to be trained. Warmup programs generally involved completely unrelated movements and intentions from the conditioning programs ...

Do you REALLY know what the Warrior Spirit is?

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Two days ago I was asked if I was afraid that the "wrong people" would benefit from training I provide. I replied on my Facebook page that:  There are no "wrong" people, only wrong attitudes. One can have frustration, anger, sorrow, even hate and apathy apathy in one's heart; as each of ...

Revel in the Beautiful Process - Rebel against Quantifying Beauty.

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Does this photo convince you now, to throw away the scale? You will GAIN weight to shape up! Why are you trying to lose WEIGHT? Are you competing in a sport? Weight is irrelevant if you're not fighting in a weight class. Lower fat by upping muscle. ...

Play with a purpose!

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Levity aside, there's an important message here. Just because you can approximate something, doesn't mean you should attempt it. The point of all disciplines... is to develop skills to master yourself. Today, I was sent this quote: "Most of the progress you make cannot be measured, only observed or felt." The author's ...

Your body knows more than your mind thinks.

Friday, January 6th, 2012

"My Style is the True Yoga" (Martial Art, Kettlebell lifting, Club swinging, Natural Movement style, etc.) Incorrect. If a discipline enabled your development, it's not THE style but YOUR style, not THE pose but YOUR pose, not THE technique, but YOUR technique, as it remains biomechanically (and energetically) impossible to replicate ...

That’s not your yoga!

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Yesterday, I posted a critique of contemporary yoga education, and the dangerous injuries it holds. One poster remarked that injuries are rare. Yoga injuries in the West are not rare by any means. The Yoga Journal reported that there was a 9% injury rate in yoga in 2007 (9,000 injuries ...

It Takes a Strong Ego to Overcome a Weak Ego

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

"Early in my career I was a very arrogant young man, so sure of my ground and my star that I had to choose between an honest arrogance and a hypocritical humility. I deliberately chose an honest arrogance, and I've never found reason to be otherwise." - Frank Lloyd Wright   In ...