martial arts

Self esteem, psyching up, and life lessons. These are all ways that fitness interacts with our minds beyond the physical scope of the gym.
Since the beginning of this year, I’ve been making a conscious effort to be less of a negative Nancy about things. I think I'm finally getting the hang of it.
Competition forces you to take a look at your game and actually think about what caused your bad position or loss.
I thought it would be fun to create a mock-up based on my favorite features of the gis in my collection.
Next to my family and my faith, I have learned more about life from the martial arts than through any other endeavor.
If sports involve movement and the definition of stability is a state of something that is not easily changed, why would you want to be stable?
Coming off my win last week in Boston, I briefly thought that I may get a little complacent in my training, but that was far from the case.
This weekend I'm heading to the Boston Summer Open, and I'm feeling excited and optimistic.
Injuries, illness, tournament struggles, and all the other obstacles I faced earlier this year seem like a distant memory now.
This was a great week of training, with lots of new skills, a visit to a different gym, and a relaxing recovery day.
This week was all about ramping up my training and cleaning up my diet. My next big tournament is just around the corner.
I jumped right back into training this week, and I'm glad I did. I've also been having success with setting small daily goals for my training.
I decided to take some time off this week for recovery, self-evaluation, and planning my next steps.
After my competition last week at the New York Open, I can't wait to get back out there and do my thing.
Thirteen weeks of traveling, rolling, drilling, dieting, and killing my strength and conditioning program all came together this week at the New York Open.
I don’t like man bashing, especially since my teammates at my gym are so awesome. But the fact is some guys are dicks.
Aside from a minor back strain, I'm feeling confident and ready for the New York Open this weekend.