Today's Motivational Monday Video is called "Get Back Up". There are evils that we must endure in life. Challenges that cast us down to the ground. There we look up at the sky and begin to wonder how we ended up here and how the weight that pins us down became so heavy. And the result is that we lay there and wait filled with sadness and remorse for what could have been, what should have been and now what is.....it is easy to stay here...it is easy to lay down....and though w
Today's martial/motivational monday joint blog is based on two interesting facts. The first being that tonight I will be tested for Yudansha in Cooper Ryu Jujitsu. After four years of hard training, which included but was not limited to, being thrown, flipped, pressure attacked, invisible hipped, sacrificed, kicked and punched (not necessarily in that order), hollywooded, etc, I was given the nod to test for black belt. The second fact is that while preparing for my test toni
Our latest edition of Motivational Monday comes from a video entitled 'Unbroken'. There are times in life where we can give up and forget why we do things. We can forget the higher purpose behind what we do. We can give up on those whom deserve better and then be shown their potency and how unfortunate your choices were. Sometimes you realize that you were just flat out wrong. But it's what you do with that, that truly matters. Where you take it. Where you go next. How you wi
My latest incarnation for Motivational Monday is from a video called 'Sacrifice'. You cannot wait for your dreams. You cannot wait for your hopes to be fulfilled. You must take the time, which has been given you, and make that first step. Then another. Then another. Each second, each minute, each hour, each day.....is yours. Own your dreams....and make them happen. Leave no dream behind.
For this weeks Martial Monday entry, I am showcasing the side break fall and front roll source material that I utilized for training my actor Tina in Legacies at the BC One Act Festival. Here is the martial application of each fall and roll from Legacies as presented by Bruce Robertson a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. Each fall was carefully worked and stage combat technique modified to sell the event with intension and safety. I am very proud of the work that Tina has done