This guest post from our friend Emmanuel Manolakakis of Fight Club Toronto. — Halloween is here. This is a great time to talk situational awareness or as its more commonly known as “street safety & smarts”. I’ve met and talked with countless soldiers and law enforcement professionals over the years and I’ve noticed that they[…]
I was feeling particularly sore and sat down…slowly…wanting to write about recovering from a workout. If you search ‘ways to recover’, you get a very typical North American array of suggestions: everything from eating well, stretching, hot baths, music, and drinking water. I wrote down a fancy list that went as far as turmeric and[…]
I dropped in to see one of Roots Instructors Brad to ask him about his approach for beginners. Because how can you attract new students given the certain mystique and intimidation that surrounds SYSTEMA. “There is a heavy emphasis on working safely and slow enough to accommodate skill level. But the big thing is you[…]
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..it. I came across a TEDx talk on “GRIT: The power of passion and perseverance”. In it, Angela Lee Ducksworth discusses the concept of grit as the biggest predictor for success, as opposed to other characteristics like IQ for example. In other words, those who possess it -grit- will be more ‘successful’ at whatever it[…]
Masterclass review. I had the privilege of watching the first two days of the Summer Intensive we just completed with special guest instructor Emmanuel Manolakakis. ‘Masterclass’ sounds a little intimidating so I didn’t really know what to expect. And well, put Vali and Manny in a room together and you never really can predict… the[…]
Vali has seen a lot of students come and go, but there are always those who come here and just never leave.. Denman Island is located in the northwest corner of the Georgia Strait, and is one of the Northern Gulf Islands. It is approximately 2 1/2 hours north of Victoria, 1 hour north of[…]
No, not that one. No swearing in the Dojo please. I’m talking about FEAR. It does work as an ‘F’ word however, as it can become your worst enemy. I was once scuba diving in a cave. Suddenly I lost track of which way was up. All around me just water and cave, and the[…]