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Master Phil Ross poses with Kettlebell

Master Trainer Phil Ross poses with Kettlebell

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.

 

Master Phil Ross’ Street Combat Mixed Martial Arts Series, consisting of  four DVD’s and one Audio CD have received top reviews. The # 1 Rated Series was reviewed by Amazon customers and received an incredible 5 Star Rating with 99% of the over 800 reviews being positive!

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Our next Promotional Exam will be held on Saturday, September 21st. 

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The next Promotional Exam will be held on two days. Adults & Teens on Friday, Dec. 13th, 2013 @ 7:30pm

Children on Saturday, Dec. 10:15am. No MMA Classes on that day. Kettlebells & BJJ at the usual times. 

AEMMA Calendar of Events

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Date                                                                                     Event

Sat. Oct. 26th, 3:00 to 4:30 American Eagle MMA Halloween Party! Bring your friends.
Sat. Oct. 26th, 5:00pm to ???? Mikayla Walsh’s Junior Black Belt Test.
Sun. Oct. 27th 2:00 – 3:30pm Isagenix and Fitness presentation please see Miss Cathy for details.
Oct. 31st 4:30-7:00pm No Children’s Classes for Halloween
Sun, Nov. 3rd, 8:00-6:00pm HKC Certification in Ho-Ho-Kus @ American Eaglehttp://www.dragondoor.com/workshops/details/hkc313/
Fri., Nov. 8th-10th RKC Certification, NYChttp://www.dragondoor.com/workshops/details/wpkb119/
Sat., Nov. 16th NAGA North American Championships, West Orange Armory
Sun. Nov. 24th Faustini’s Fall Classic Children’s Karate Tournament. River Edge.
Wed., Nov. 27th 8:00pm Adult & Teen 8:00pm MMA class canceled.
Thur, Nov. 28th School Closed for Thanksgiving
Fri., Nov. 29th, 1:00 Black Belt & Instructor Training
Sat & Sun. Dec. 7th & 8th 2:30 & 1:00pm Brian Walters 2nd Degree Black Belt Test
Fri., Dec. 13th 7:30pm Adult & Teen Winter Promotional Exam
Sat., Dec. 14th. No MMA Classes for Adults & Children on Saturday
Sat., Dec. 14th 10:15am Children’s Winter Promotional Exam

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