The individual who knows the score about life sees difficulties as opportunities.

In this blog I want to talk about the three essentials to martial arts success. By success I mean having a high skill level and competency. The martial arts are an endeavour that everyone wants to be good at but few ever reach, mostly because of the three…

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The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge…

It is in built in us to avoid challenge and discomfort. Sometimes we are justified in avoiding discomfort if our instinct tells us that it might lead to danger or negative consequences. Drugs, bad company, unhealthy food, negative media and unsafe environments etc are all examples…

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Do not think that what your thoughts dwell on does not matter. Your thoughts are making you.

Congruency between how you think and what you do is one of the most important principles to master if you want to succeed. Incongruence between these two factors will produce frustration, set backs, little growth and…

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Patience and fortitude conquer all things.

One of my biggest lessons in life is patience. Ever since I was a child I have always had grandiose ideas about what I can achieve. Many of those visions of my future have come true and some have yet to be conquered. The difficulty is taming your…

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Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.

I think everyone of us experiences difficulties in some aspect of our lives most of the time. Sometimes they are external difficulties, ones that we have no direct control over. Other times, they are internal meaning that they reside in our minds. I know in my own life, and the lives…

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The pain of discipline or the pain of regret

Discipline is one of those words that gets tossed around a lot in the martial arts world. There are really two types of discipline. External discipline which is basically toeing the line and doing what you’re told. And then there is self-discipline, which is…

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