Minimalism.. The answer to COVID Part 1/2

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” -Leonardo Da Vinci Everyone deserves to know how to live a minimal life… Our needs as humans tend to be very simple. Being able to break away from the ever-growing noise and distraction can be a breath of fresh air. Billionaire and inventor Elon Musk recently announced he is sellingContinue reading “Minimalism.. The answer to COVID Part 1/2”

What is Porrada?

For starters, the pronunciation is nothing like it appears. It’s a Portuguese word pronounced “Poh-ha-da” NOT “po-rah-da”. Porrada is a Brazilian word that means brawl or fight hard. Although it is unclear to me exactly where the word originated it is a big part of Brazilian culture. It represents effort, fighting spirit and toughness. IfContinue reading “What is Porrada?”

Why Martial Arts is beating COVID-19

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” -Bruce Lee It’s May 12th as I write this (over three months since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by WHO) and I find myself musing over the fact that out of all the major sporting events that were cancelled,Continue reading “Why Martial Arts is beating COVID-19”

Physical training… Essential or Nonessential?

“Effort is one of those things that give meaning to life. Effort means you care about something, that something is important to you and you are willing to work for it.” -Carol Dweck Accomplishment Challenges are the ever present hurdles of life. When we overcome them we feel good. When you hustled your butt offContinue reading “Physical training… Essential or Nonessential?”

Physical training… Essential or Nonessential? Part 3/4

“He who has a why to live can endure almost any how.” -Friedrich Nietzsche Survival As humans, we are designed to survive, we came with natural abilities that you see in many healthy kids and young adults. We can run, get up and down, climb, throw stuff and jump. But sadly due to modern conveniences,Continue reading “Physical training… Essential or Nonessential? Part 3/4”

Physical training… Essential or Nonessential? 2/4

“Freedom can not be bestowed – it must be achieved.” Albert Hubbard Freedom Think back to when you were a kid, and you had very little fear (To me that was sticking a fork in a socket at age 4 so maybe a little older than that). When you are young and fearless, your bodyContinue reading “Physical training… Essential or Nonessential? 2/4”

Physical Training… Essential or Nonessential? Part 1/4

“The happy man is one who has a healthy body, a wealthy soul and a well educated nature” – Thales Our happiest moments in life can often be tied to when our health was at it’s best. Most of us can remember being young kids happily running around interacting with the outside world in pureContinue reading “Physical Training… Essential or Nonessential? Part 1/4”