hatsu geiko the first training

Intentionality and Renewed Vigor

There is a traditional Japanese activity for the new year called Hatsu Geiko (The First Training). Many traditional Japanese art practitioners observe Hatsu Geiko in and outside Japan.  It started in olden samurai times around the 15th century and adopted in modern times around 1885.  Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo started it in his headquarters dojo at …

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The Great Reset

What if you could go back in time with all the wisdom and experience that you have now? What would you do differently? Want to give it a try? Wish granted. And in this very instant, you are magically teleported to where you are right now. What? You say nothing happened? Try changing your perspective …

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Evolving My FMA

Filipino Martial Arts, in my opinion, is the most comprehensive fighting system of the world as it includes all aspects of fighting categorized in the 12 areas of Kali as taught by the Lacoste-Inosanto system. In my studies of being a martial artist, I’ve compressed them down to three areas of interest which are weaponry, …

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A Legacy Project

For a long time, I wanted to do a legacy project on the martial arts that I know and studied. I figured I’d dump my entire brain on my personal website from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Martial Arts and Silat. In the past, I’ve attempted to categorize it, be creative …

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Motivation for Your Monday

Motivation for Your Monday

Motivation is a simple thing yet can be a challenge to access it. The question you have to answer is, Why do you do what you do? Once you can answer this important question, you can access the hard work inside of you. You can do it!