Tag: Fitness

  • Summer Camp Lesson: Balance

    Summer Camp Lesson: Balance

    When it comes down to it, martial art is about balance. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about protecting yourself from violence, getting fit, or learning to meditate; balance is the key. Questions: What is martial art? What is different about Kuk Sool Won™? What do you mean by balance? How does this apply to […]

  • Health

    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

    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

    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.

  • Five Basic Exercises for Martial Artists to Build Strength

    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

  • 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

    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

    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, […]