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Keep Sharp | Stay Disciplined

Time: 36 min

Nakapan Phungephorn of Beta Academy in Washington DC joins me for episode 16. I hit him with a blast of topics to get started; Multiple arts versus the single art got our talk going.

  • Improving the culture and understanding the purpose of training
  • Playing as a form of training in Thailand while at Tiger Muay Thai
  • Preserving the sport of Muay Thai while being exposed to mixed martial arts
  • Travel experiences in Bangkok
  • Watching Muay Thai fights at Rajadamnern during the Tiger King's Day
  • Taking the plunge of living the martial arts life, starting Beta Academy and balancing time
  • Developing organizational tools
  • Writing down your goals
  • Holding each other accountable with a friend
  • A memory when training for 2016 No Gi Worlds
  • Validating the quality of time management and priorities
  • Reading books but experiment
  • Being all about improvement
  • Maintenance of the body
  • A range of time management skills but being flexible
  • An example of nutrition
  • Finding the trustworthy sources for food
  • The ever changing market
  • Preserving the arts and the need for relationships
  • Common struggles of the personal development
  • Helping students learn what commitment is
  • Pointing in the right direction
  • Always testing

Find and train at Beta Academy in the Washington DC area. Follow this link to learn more.

A bit raspy but still doing it.

  • Pinky toe blues
  • Still doing the deed
  • Go train anyway
  • Big ups to the laborers
  • Still improving even after a day's work
  • There are goals to be met
  • The Dream Job
  • Meaningfulness behind your work
  • Vacation? What's that?
  • It's not work. It's what I like to do
  • Stop convincing yourself. Just do.
  • Having to do the deed
  • Be smart with your goals
  • The most genius things come from the unlikely places
  • Move away from negative mindsets
  • Its ok to rest. Just be smart about it.

In this episode, I have Patrick Consing, Tuhon in Sayoc Kali, Master Instructor of Kapatid Martial Arts in Pleasantville NY and one of most influential people I turn to for mentorship.

  • If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand
  • Everything begins with thought
  • I’m only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand.
  • If you act like a stranger, you’re going to be treated like a stranger.
  • A talk on optimism with a black belt class
  • Training dictates how you can do everything
  • Factors that help create success
  • Why do people get stuck?
  • If a plan is created for success, then why not follow it?
  • Something that you can always do
  • Pain and change
  • Willingness to make your training work
  • Faith in your training
  • Accessing your resources
  • Your accomplishments and deeds
  • Welcoming mistakes
  • Ignoring preparations
  • Why can’t you avoid training
  • Staying sharp
  • Everyday you should be seeking
  • Don’t forget who forged you
  • Exercise trust in your mentors
  • Addressing the need to take a break
  • Willingness
  • Communication and being connected
  • Character based training
  • Self selections
  • Methodology
  • Its alright to learn something new
  • If you’re already a master, why are you here?
  • Have the capacity for more
  • Always trust in your training
  • Attribution to the source, Pamana Tuhon Sayoc
  • Be the sharpest blade you can be

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Updated February 5, 2019

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