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Become Big by Thinking Big

To achieve your goals, you must learn to think big. Always aim high. Don’t look at the crossroads or you will see walls and barriers, which will obstruct your path and impede your progress. Move forward by looking at the sky and your opportunities will be unlimited. At the same time, you must pursue realistic ...

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Disarming the Enemy

PeytonQuinn-1

It is not often that we take our RMCAT training on the road, but some time ago, Mr. Ernie Reyes asked us to bring our armored assailant, adrenal-stress-driven, scenario-based program to his school in California. Naturally, we were both pleased and proud to do so. To many of us Ernie Reyes is known for his ...

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The Merchandise of Fitness

Jim-Graden

When martial arts school owners inquire about offering my Ultimate Bodyshaping Courses (UBC) at their schools, they’re usually focused on the added tuition the UBC can generate. This, of course, is where the majority of money is made, with many school owners doubling, or even tripling, their tuition revenue. What most school owners don’t realize ...

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Controversial Exercises, Part 3

Keith-Yates

I want to reiterate that most people can do these exercises with no problems. Since modern research has proven that there can be harmful effects for a minority of people, however; it is important that fitness professionals (and if you are a teaching Black Belt, then you qualify) take a conservative approach and utilize only ...

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It’s All About the Course

Jim-Graden

I’ve come to the conclusion that to be successful in martial arts fitness, you have to have a course, or a variety of courses, that people can choose from. When someone is thinking about joining your fitness program, he/she needs to have the end in mind. In other words, they need to be able to ...

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Controversial Exercises, Part 2

Keith-Yates

Recent research has shown some exercises that martial artists routinely perform carry an increased risk of injury. Remember that any exercise program must be designed to maximize benefits while minimizing detrimental effects. This series will continue to help you formulate the safest and most effective program for your workouts. Part 1 included standing toe touches. ...

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Controversial Exercises

Keith-Yates

Although fitness enthusiasts, coaches and martial arts instructors have been doing their favorite exercises for years, the new science of sports medicine has begun to demonstrate that certain exercises are contraindicated (meaning they are counter productive). Admittedly, there is some dispute over these exercises, with many longtime practitioners saying they have done certain moves for ...

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In Pursuit of Mastery and Leadership

[Editor’s Note: This column presents the text of the third and fourth pages of the formal, color invitation that Master Corley presents to his students who are invited to his school’s Leadership Training program. It reflects his thoughts on the pursuit of mastery. Read and use whichever parts you like…and be sure to walk the ...

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