Home Dojo Remodel Update: October, 2018

Photos of our home dojo taken during and after my trip to Italy when Senpai “Uncle” Bob Gormen and his Project Team worked feverishly over the course of several days.  Their combined efforts resulted in a beautiful Shomen wall adored with cedar panels milled specifically for our dojo.  Although still a work in progress the dojo…

Ten Commandments of Karate, by Sensei Jesse Enkamp

Ten rules to consider for effective and sustainable martial arts training  As Sensei Jesse Enkamp writes, the practice of karate (or any other martial art) is not a religion but instead another tool for improving our lives and the lives of those we touch. Please read this article and apply what works for you.   

Protecting the Aging Brain

This article, written by  Cody Sipe, PhD, outlines the effects of aging and specific actions we can take to help extend our lives with health and productivity. I encourage you to read and adopt the changes that work for you.  Make the New Year a fresh start for improved health and wellness for yourself and those you love.   Be well,…

The Best Fat Loss Program…

Fit For Life! The best fat loss program requires a multi-layer approach that incorporates proper nutrition, adequate rest/recovery, affirmative mindfulness, and appropriate physical movement. Periodic modification and persistent adherence in each of these lifestyle areas will produce healthy and sustainable change. The article below describes a guideline to resistance training that I believe meets the…

An Alternative to Counting Calories

Challenged in how to best determine your caloric intake? Try this easier approach instead of counting calories, accumulating points or weighing your food. Ensure you eat enough to support your physical activity level with the proper deficits or increases to achieve your wellness goals: A Handy Alternative to Counting Calories

Itosu Anko and His Contribution to Okinawan Martial Arts

This article, written by my student Robert Jinkins,  details the history and legacy of this karate innovator.  If not for Itosu Sensei efforts we may have never heard of karate in any form.  Please read Bob’s work and leave any question or comment you may have regarding it.  Thank you. ITOSU ANKO AND HIS CONTRIBUTION…

THE 7 SIGNS OF A HIGH PERFORMER

THE 7 SIGNS OF A HIGH PERFORMER: Nick Berry,  CEO Fitness Consulting Group This post is about the other key ingredient in the formula for a high performing business – a high performing YOU. The distinction is critical, and you’ll see why by the end of the post. #1 – They meet their commitments. On anything…

Mushin

This article was written by my student Robert Gorman as part of his 1st Degree Black Belt (Shodan) test.  Bob offers a look into this mental and emotional state that is sometimes referred to as “Being Masterful”, devoid of excessive thought or action, to accomplish specific tasks.  Please take a moment to read and comment on this. Be well, stay…

Back Injury Prevention Using Neutral Spine Exercises: By Mike Bracko

Mike Bracko, EdD, is the director of Dr. Bracko’s Fitness and the Hockey Institute, and is a fitness educator, hockey skating coach, writer, and back injury prevention expert. Mike holds a doctoral degree in exercise science. He works with hockey players, industrial workers, and fitness professionals to improve performance and prevent injury. Mike is the…