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Category: Fitness

Stress, Anxiety & Reframing

Feelings of stress and anxiety negatively impact our productivity and how we enjoy your day-to-day life. In some cases, we cause our own feelings of stress and anxiety by constantly having negative thoughts float through our minds. Learning how to consciously reframe these thoughts is important. Cognitive Reframing Cognitive reframing is a psychological technique that consists […]

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The Wellness Wheel & Check List

In this post, we will cover the sections of the wellness wheel, what each one is, and how you can decide on steps to move toward wellness. The wheel consists of 7 segments: Intellectual Wellness Emotional Wellness Environmental Wellness Financial/Occupational Wellness Physical Wellness Social Wellness Spiritual Wellness Imagine the wheel as a car tyre. The […]

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sleep

Sleep more. Feel better, look better, perform better.

When we sleep more, we feel better, we look better and we perform better. How does sleep help us? We can pretty conclusively say that less than 7 hours of sleep will significantly reduce your performance and your results (physically, cognitively and emotionally). Lack of sleep substantially reduces cognitive performance, fat loss, learning, your long […]

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The Surprising Relationship Between Sleep and Weight Loss

The healthy trinity consists of sleep, nutrition and exercise. If you want to be physically and mentally healthy, those are the 3 bases to take care of. I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t believe proper exercise and proper nutrition is important to living a healthy life. Yet there’s this “sleep machismo” pervading society – […]

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The Cognitive, Emotional and Physical Benefits of Exercising

Exercise changes the way you think, changes the way you feel, and changes the way you perform. If you want to live your best life, exercise needs to be a part of it. You’ll think better, feel better and do better for longer with the right kind of exercise in your life. When it comes […]

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Breathing

Why we emphasise the importance of breathing, how we do it in the sessions and the carry-over benefits for you. Breathing forms a fundamental part of most martial arts, and also fundamental part of not dying. So it’s safe to say it’s one of our most important functions. You’ll hear us remind you of your […]

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The Importance of Breathing Properly

Breathing is quite important. We can go for weeks without food, days without water, but only minutes without air. Don’t be a mouth-breather. Mouth breathers are dumb. Two quick anecdotes I’d like you to consider. As I understand it, the very first thing children when training to become Zen monks is to learn and control […]

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The “Roots of Combat” System

Roots of Combat The idea that gave birth to the “Roots of Combat” system is a simple concept from something I remember reading from Bruce Lee. Paraphrasing, “the question of style becomes meaningless when one understands the roots of combat.” What that means is, when you understand what applies across disciplines and without disciplines, you […]

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The Difference between Self-Defence Training & Sport Fighting

Sport fighting and the general perception of self-defence training is to fight and win. I say general perception because there IS real value in self-defence (and close protection) training, but it’s in the prevention, rather than the engagement, of a fight or self-defence situation. If you want to know more about prevention, this is THE […]

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MMA

What is MMA?

Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA for short, was a term coined in 1993, with the first Ultimate Fighting Championship. In the very first UFC, martial artists from different styles (karate, boxing, etc) fought in a no-rules, no time-limit contest to see who would reign supreme. It was won by a smallish guy called Royce Gracie […]

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