" Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. "
Mahatma Gandhi

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Control Yourself and Control the Outcome

An enduring quote by Chojun Miyagi, the founder of Goju-Ryu Karate Do.  It applies to all people and speaks to our ability to engage our minds at higher levels of cognitive capacity.  To control ourselves and act rationally at all times.  Self-control and regulation of emotions is the highest achievement for all Martial Artists.

Avoiding Burnout during Training

The way one should approach the learning of Martial Arts or any new skill should be with patience and care.  Avoiding burnout and injury by going too hard and too soon without proper conditioning.

Overcoming the Fear of Combat

If you are a Martial Artist, chances are that you would have had to test your combative skills against an opponent.  Regardless of your level, there are always feelings of nervousness and anxiety.  You may feel fear because you are new to combat, or it may be that the intensity of fighting increases as you reach higher levels.

This fear is completely warranted as there is a good chance that you will be physically hurt in the confrontation.

Practical Guide for Martial Arts Progress

Martial Arts like anything, if done long enough, can become tedious and equated to one of those chores that we just must do.  Why wouldn’t it?  Martial Arts is taxing on the mind and body, but you feel so good after a tough training session.  It is completely normal to feel this way and feeling guilty about this, only serves to make you feel worse.  If this resonates with you, you are not alone.

Martial Arts Photography

An amazing piece of photography by Yaopey Yong. The rustic wall depicts Bruce Lee executing his signature "flying kick". The graffiti of Bruce Lee is likely from the movie the Big Boss.

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