Category Archives: Motivation

Kiai for self-defense…and other things

Here’s an interesting article by Al Peasland regarding the use of Kiai.  I particularly like the part near the end about being able to flip your switch.  In the past I’ve spoken about this in class – we have to … Continue reading

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“It is no use saying ‘We are doing our best.’  You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.” – Sir Winston Churchill Churchill was a guy that knew something about not giving up. He passed away at the … Continue reading

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Easier Said Than Done…

Easier said than done. Well, yeah.  What isn’t?  Everything’s easier said than done. Usually when someone says this, what they mean is “That is very unlikely, if not impossible.”  (Actually what they mean is “No way in Hell” but I’m … Continue reading

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Continuing on the theme of New Year’s resolutions…sometimes outside forces thwart our efforts.  I’m not talking about being lazy and bagging your run to watch Jersey Shore instead (which would be YOU thwarting you…in a variety of ways I might … Continue reading

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All or Nothing

I tend to be an all or nothing personality.  This is a very important attitude in self-defense terms – in a violent encounter, you either make it out alive or you don’t.  Inasmuch as I have a say in the … Continue reading

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