Tag Archives: Mindset

Five Skills That Save Lives

While there are many skills and intentions that can save your life in a violent encounter or scenario, these five skills reign supreme. Situational Awareness: Training your mind to observe your environment, the context of the world around you at any one time, and what seems out of place can save your…
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Black Belts Build Good Habits

I have been researching and writing about habit formation for my students for nearly 12 months now. And, one of the most interesting things I have found is the idea of environment being a primary driver of habit formation. In essence, your environment determines what you pay attention to (by default), and…
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Success is an Insistence of the Mind

As we start the New Year, 2022 holds more promised than ever. What do you want for yourself this year? I hope your intention is filled with self improvement ideas, layered with self awareness and self management efforts that allow you to truly choose your path – and no longer be held…
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Stress Changes Everything

The seminar last weekend started out light…dry work and then some slow partner work to acquaint the class with the defensive movements that would be required later in the day. It seemed simple enough. However, when stress enters the equation, the entire dynamic shifts – in three words…stress changes everything. I had…
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