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What’s your motivation? (and how to keep it)
A seemingly simple question to answer, but whatever your motivation to train is, it must be more compelling than distractions that will dissuade you from your fitness commitment. Maybe you want to be the best fighter in the world, or your grandfather died of a young age due to his weight, you were mugged or picked on as a child. There could also be positive motivations: the quest to be the best that you can be, to stay in or get in great shape, for the enjoyment of training, stress relief, competition with others and yourself. Unless your motivation is harmful to others, there is no right or wrong reason to train, as long as it keeps you working out and improving yourself – it’s good.
Many of the the reasons that are our original motivation to train do not last forever. Example – let’s say you want to make the Varsity Football Team. You have to get bigger, faster, stronger and learn the skill set for your desired position. OK – you’ve made the team, now the season ends and your are graduating high school. There’s no way that you are going to play in college, yet you really enjoyed the way that you felt and how your body looked and performed when you were working out. Now you have a different motivation.
Just like rotating your workout schedule, you need to alter your motivational factors from time to time. If you start a new martial art with the goal of becoming a Black Belt and then a few months later decide to enter a triathlon. They are quite different goals, but the training for one will help the other. Keep fresh motivation, shot range goals and try different motivations.
I have plenty of clients that come in want to lose weight. They have now lost their 80 lbs (yes, this did happen), what do they do now? Just keeping the weight off as a goal may not be motivating enough. The person knows that they must keep working out – but what is the motivating factor? This person wants to be able to do a pull-up and start the martial arts. They can achieve the new goal because of their former motivation.
I’ve had other clients that wanted to get off of all of their blood pressure and cholesterol medications. Avoiding death is a reasonably strong motivator. Now that the client is off of the pills, what’s his new motivation? He now wants to be able to snatch a 24kg (53 lb) kettlebell 100 times. That’s a very respectable goal and new motivation. He had to change his motivation since his former goal to train had been met.
The point of all of this is to get you to think of new goals, new motivations and new methods to keep you inspired to continue your training. There are many excuses for failure – find the reason to succeed!
As Always: Train Hard and Train Often!
Adult & Teen Mixed Martial Arts:
Our comprehensive martial training program consists of the many facets of the Martial Arts, making our system a complete Mixed Martial Art. Our system is comprised primarily of the following arts: Burmese Bando, Korean Taekwondo, Filipino Arnis & Kali, Western Wrestling & Boxing, Japanese & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Shamrock Submission Fighting, Jeet Kun Do Principals, as well as Defensive Tactics of various forms. We address the Stand-up, Ground Fighting, Weapons Application & Defense as well as the transitions from one phase to the other by implementing the Four Ranges of Combat.
B.E.T. Build Esteem Today: A Bully Proof System that you can BET on!
Our goal is to reach out to as many people as possible and equip our children with the necessary tools to thwart the situations that may occur. Our B.E.T. Build Esteem Today, Anti-Bully Program addresses the “3 A’s”: Awareness, Avoidance and Action and builds esteem in children by teaching them how to handle bullying situations. We address proper posturing and presentation, how to NOT become a victim and situational responses. The system is employed as part of our class curriculum.
Our B.E.T. Program is also available for implementation in schools and community programs. The material is applicable to pre-teen, middle school and High School Students.
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The School will be closed from July 1st – July 6th & Re-open on Monday, July 8th. Summer Schedule Commences on June 17th. Our next Promotional Exam will be held on Saturday, June 29th.
The next Promotional Exam will be held on Saturday, June 29th, 2013.
Children at 10:15am and Adults at 1:00 pm.
|Fri., June 21st – Sun., June 23rd||RKC Certification Workshop @ American Eagle MMA|
|Sat., June 29th, 10:30 & 1:00pm||Promotional Exam. Children at 10:30am & Adults @ 1:00pm|
|Sat., June 29th||Children’s Belt Promotion directly after the testing.|
|Sat., June 29th, BJJ @ 2:15pm||BJJ Class switched to a later time.|
|Mon-Wed., July 1, 2 & 3. 9:00am- 2:00pm||Miss Cathy’s Karate Kamp|
|Mon., July 1st – Sat., July 6th||School Closed for July 4th week.|
|Sat., July 13th||IBJJF Brazilian JiuJitsu Open, NY, NY http://www.ibjjf.org/nysummer2013home.htm|
|Saturday, July 27th 3:00pm||Black Belt Testing. Steve Levitan (possibly more)|
|Sat., August 3rd||NAGA Battle at the Beach, Wildwood, NJ. http://nagafighter.com/index.php?module=eventinformationpage/309|
|Mon. Sept. 2nd||School Closed for Labor Day|
|Tues. Sept 3rd,||Fall Schedule Commences|
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