How Far Can You Go?

Mediocrity ain’t in my vocabulary.  It should not be in yours either.  Average is for the weak.  Normal?  Bleh – no thanks.  This ride called life we are all on has but one go around.  No more tickets – you only get 1.  So why not push for outstanding?  Why dare to fulfill all your…

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Resolving the Tension Paradox for Martial Artists

In order to truly begin our quest for Integrated Strength, we must first resolve the tension paradox between conventional strength training and internal power… “Don’t use muscle!” “No power!” “Relax!” “Move naturally!”

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Theme for 2015 – Integrated Strength

New Years Day, 2015 Warrior Fitness HQ Happy New Year, Warriors! When I first began Warrior Fitness way back in 2008 the goal was simple – utilize my knowledge, training, and experience from several different disciplines under the broad heading of Strength & Conditioning to enhance the performance of martial arts.  I began by creating…

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Momentum Based Training

I’ll let you in on a little secret… I can be a little lazy when it comes to cleaning up my house.  I like to leave dishes in the sink overnight.  I don’t mind dropping clothes on the floor as I remove them for the night.  Some days my kitchen table looks like a tornado…

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Santa Strength Workout

Santa Strength Christmas Workout    For all the readers of the Warrior Blog and visitors to WarriorFitness.org   I want to take this opportunity to say thank you for all your continuous and unflagging support of Warrior Fitness throughout the year.  Your feedback and participation through all your emails and comments both on the blog,…

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Top 9 Posts From 2014

It’s that time of the year again.  Time for the Top 10, er… 9, best blog posts of 2014! This year saw 2 distinct themes emerge: a critical examination of what internal power really is and its relationship to martial arts training, specifically, but not limited to, Bujinkan Martial Arts training, and the importance of…

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Reflections on 42

Tomorrow, December 3, is my 42nd birthday.  And, as anyone who has read Douglas Adam’s classic trilogy, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy knows, the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything is 42. Therefore, upon the occasion of my 42nd birthday I thought I might sit down and write out…

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Research of Martial Arts (Book Review)

I love reading martial arts books.  Over the course of my career, I have probably read hundreds of them.  There are currently a dozen or more on my book shelf.  I had to get rid of some that I no longer read to make space for the ones I constantly go back and refer to…

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Stronger Than Fear

Are you stronger than your fear? Or do you stay in your comfort zone and allow fear to get the better of you?  You can tell every time when you start to push against the edge of your comfort zone – you begin to feel afraid.  Maybe you don’t call it fear.  Maybe it’s resistance.…

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Like Paul Freakin’ Bunyan!

I was recently asked how one should train their psyche for martial arts.  It seems like a weird question… Train your psyche??  Upon further reflection though, it’s actually a very astute question. Psyche is defined as the totality of the human mind, conscious and unconscious.  So training it must be essential.  How then do we…

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