Health

Consider this the obligatory paragraph where I promise to be better at blogging and keeping the site updated. I want to share with you some of the things that are going on with me right now. Nothing life-threatening, but it is impacting my training. Allergies So, I’ve been suffering from a skin condition on my […]

Added Training

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, right? How do you get to the world championships next year? Same answer. Coming to class is always the first thing. If you don’t come to class at least twice a week, you’re not going to be in a good spot to do well in any tournaments […]

Update

Holy Crap. I’m doing really poorly on my blog this year. I’m going to try to do better, I promise. Until I fulfill that promise, here’s an update on what’s going on with the school and me. School We are doing well in our temporary home. Monday and Wednesday nights are our big nights, but […]

Five Basic Exercises for Martial Artists to Build Strength

There are several components essential for fitness in general and self-defense specifically. Those are: Strength Flexibility/Mobility Speed Knowledge/Understanding This article, like our classes recently, will focus on Strength. As we move through the year, our focus will shift, and I’ll post articles on the other components. In the Classroom For those of you who aren’t […]

Summer Endurance Training

Starting next week, we’re going to focus heavily on endurance training. I’ve been studying and getting into the science of it. I mentioned last month that students need to purchase some sort of wearable heart rate monitor. The only functionality that we’ll need is the ability to set alarms when your heart rate gets outside […]

Summer Endurance Training

After Super Seminar later this month, we’re going to focus heavily on endurance training. I’m studying and gaining a lot of understanding on the subject. I want to get into the science a little more, but I’m confident enough to work on programming for the adults (and older teens). What students need to do to […]

Why Everyone in Muncie Should Train at Kuk Sool Won™ of Muncie

My last post ended with me saying that Kuk Sool Won™ of Muncie might not be the right martial art school for you. This post will tell you why we probably are the right school for you. When people come to me looking for a martial art school, I always ask them why they want […]

Martial Art Endurance Training

If you are a student of mine or a reader of this blog, then you know that I’m working hard on endurance training. That’s what this article is about. There’s a kind of “hierarchy of needs” to martial art training. When we come in as a White Belt, everyone has a different level of talent, knowledge, […]

When You Care Enough to Train the Very Best

I’ve practiced martial art for a while now. I’ve seen people of lots of different sizes and shapes train. I’ve seen very fit, athletic people who definitely looked the part of the martial artist, and I’ve seen men and women who would be considered obese do amazing things that almost defy reason. As a society, […]