Martial Arts

Clear Your Mind with Neuroscience

Neuroscientists have identified 5 Effective ways to deal with unwanted thoughts. As a coach of ultra-endurance athletes, I’ve discovered that much of success requires more psychological finesse than it does aerobic endurance. Succeeding in sports is always going to rely on mastering your mindset and explanatory styles. As Yogi Berra said, “Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical.” One of the most important skills I’ve learned as a Martial Artist and athlete myself is how to clear my mind…

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How to use the “OSS” in your life and What in the World does it Mean?

If you frequent any mixed martial arts forums, blogs, or social media platforms and see someone use the term “OSS” you may scratch your head and ask yourself, “what does that mean?” When looking at the meaning of “OSS” or “OSU”, it’s important to understand that the term has several uses ranging from a greeting to answering a question and acknowledging an opponent’s skill among other things. OSS it’s a pretty generic term derived from Japanese martial arts. It is…

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Good Men and Martial Arts

Good Men and Martial Arts – How to Get in Touch with Your Inner Warrior As a Psychologist, Theologian and Life & Business Coach for over 25 years, I’ve emphasized that the warrior spirit is “hard wired” for men. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors were warriors. As warriors they were required to defend themselves to survive. They had to defend their family and tribe. This was MUST in order to even just Survive. While most of us in the Western world no…

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