SAFE DEFENSE
When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph.— Pierre Corneille

When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph.
— Pierre Corneille

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. — Bruce Lee

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
— Bruce Lee

We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training. — Archilochus, Greek Soldier, Poet, c. 650 BC

We do not rise to the level of our expectations.
We fall to the level of our training.
— Archilochus, Greek Soldier, Poet, c. 650 BC




You don’t have to be great to start,but you have to start to be great.— Zig Ziglar
You don’t have to be great to start,
but you have to start to be great.
— Zig Ziglar
Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.

Strategy of Lao Tzu, often used by the arts of Aikido, Judo and Jiu-Jitsu: “Ju Yoku Go O Seisu,” meaning “Gentleness Controls Strength.”

Strategy of Lao Tzu, often used by the arts of Aikido, Judo and Jiu-Jitsu: “Ju Yoku Go O Seisu,” meaning “Gentleness Controls Strength.”

Jiu-Jitsu is for the protection of the individual, the older man, the weak, the child, the lady and the young woman — anyone who doesn’t have the physical attributes to defend themselves. — Helio Gracie

Jiu-Jitsu is for the protection of the individual, the older man, the weak, the child, the lady and the young woman — anyone who doesn’t have the physical attributes to defend themselves. — Helio Gracie

A black belt is simply a white belt that never quit. Don’t stop working towards your goals.

A black belt is simply a white belt that never quit. Don’t stop working towards your goals.

Don’t break someone’s heart, they only have one.Break their bones, they have 206 of them.

Don’t break someone’s heart, they only have one.
Break their bones, they have 206 of them.

FEARLESS: Train the skills to absolutely defend yourself against the threat of physical violence. Gain the complete confidence to never back down from bullying or intimidation. (Foundation Framework 4 of 4.)
Imagine you’re a kid in school dealing with almost daily abuse from a bigger, stronger bully. Your parents and other kids say, “Stand up for yourself.” While you’d like nothing better, you know standing up would result in getting beat down. Self-preservation kicks in and results in fear-based strategies that turn you into a very good victim.
The lessons taught by fear can turn the world into a prison. If you are afraid of getting hurt you invent reasons or excuses to not try. That mental turning point of backing down to the bully can repeat itself everywhere; defeatism and risk avoidance work their way into sports, careers, relationships… into life.
But what if you knew — with absolute certainty — that you would not get hurt? That you could stand up to the bully and all of his size, strength and aggression were useless? If you had the confidence to know that whatever happened in life, you could deal with it, and never back down? 
When you have trained to conquer the worst-case scenario of the bigger, stronger person dominating and defeating you, everything else in life is — by comparison — easy. When you gain absolute confidence in your reflexes, when you know someone else cannot hurt you, you become a very bad victim.
You become fearless.

FEARLESS: Train the skills to absolutely defend yourself against the threat of physical violence. Gain the complete confidence to never back down from bullying or intimidation. (Foundation Framework 4 of 4.)

Imagine you’re a kid in school dealing with almost daily abuse from a bigger, stronger bully. Your parents and other kids say, “Stand up for yourself.” While you’d like nothing better, you know standing up would result in getting beat down. Self-preservation kicks in and results in fear-based strategies that turn you into a very good victim.

The lessons taught by fear can turn the world into a prison. If you are afraid of getting hurt you invent reasons or excuses to not try. That mental turning point of backing down to the bully can repeat itself everywhere; defeatism and risk avoidance work their way into sports, careers, relationships… into life.

But what if you knew — with absolute certainty — that you would not get hurt? That you could stand up to the bully and all of his size, strength and aggression were useless? If you had the confidence to know that whatever happened in life, you could deal with it, and never back down? 

When you have trained to conquer the worst-case scenario of the bigger, stronger person dominating and defeating you, everything else in life is — by comparison — easy. When you gain absolute confidence in your reflexes, when you know someone else cannot hurt you, you become a very bad victim.

You become fearless.

Yoga is both a personal expression and a private odyssey. It is the martial art of the soul, and the opponent is the strongest you’ve ever faced: your ego. — Scott Sonnon

Yoga is both a personal expression and a private odyssey. It is the martial art of the soul, and the opponent is the strongest you’ve ever faced: your ego. — Scott Sonnon

It never gets easier. You just get better.

It never gets easier. You just get better.

If I fall, I will get back up.
If I am beaten, I will return.

If I fall, I will get back up.

If I am beaten, I will return.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.— Bruce Lee

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
— Bruce Lee

Samurai saying regarding developing skill in the combat arts: “Knife sharpens on stone, man sharpens on man.”

Samurai saying regarding developing skill in the combat arts: “Knife sharpens on stone, man sharpens on man.”