Posts tagged mma
Posts tagged mma
George St. Pierre invited to train with his long time idol Vitor Belfort! He said when he started MMA, it was all about “The Phenom”, and that he’s honored to have trained with him.
Olympic wrestler and MMA Coach of BJ Penn, Kenny Johnson. It was a privilege to roll around from him. He’s a fountain of knowledge when it comes to integrating the striking to takedown game.
Big John McCarthey at Fight Summit 2010!
First taste of much more.
Back from my hiatus. Finals are over and I just got back from Las Vegas’ Fight Summit 2010. Videos and Photos will be up soon! Some include George St. Pierre’s MMA Coach Greg Jackson, and Sports psychologist Brian Cain. Guess who got a picture with BIG John McCarthey!
The lights of Las Vegas surround me and I am siked for Fight Summit! It just got official!
We all sometimes Fall and come up Short of our Goals. We ask “how did I Fall (or Fail)?
As a successful wrestler I get asked a lot how did I rebound and recover from a LOSS and get back to WINNING. Well after the obvious “It’s not EASY” I reply with a question “look back to where you started to SLIP (lose confidence, doubt, cut corners, not work as hard, veer from your core values, hook up with the wrong person or people, not care as much, etc, etc, the list goes on… and on…)
I’ve discovered from my own experiences both from wrestling and in LIFE (after all this is most important) that before the FALL there was a SLIP.
THIS IS WHERE THE FALL ACTUALLY OCCURRED… at that point of the SLIP. If not corrected a FALL is inevitable. It’s SURE.
It’s ONLY a MATTER of TIME. Some of us can hang on for a long time after slipping. The actual Fall is not always immediate.
We all know when we slip. We brush it off though as a “Close Call”… We get in Denial… We try and pretend it never happened… We think were to busy to address the slipping ISSUE so we ignore it and think business will be as usual.
BUSINESS WON’T BE AS USUAL FOR LONG.
The most consistently successful people are the ones that acknowledge AND correct their SLIPS as soon as possible, thereby avoiding a FALL later.
IT’S NOT WHERE YOU FALL… BUT WHERE YOU STARTED TO SLIP. PAY ATTENTION TO THE SLIPS and you’ll have more SUCCESS.
Fight Summit! Vegas bound tomorrow night! I’ll be blogging live every night about the things I see, hear, and experience. Wish yall a good one!
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So there I laid, projectile vomiting all over myself, and was scared but happy about it.
Perhaps I shall explain this a little further.
Let’s take a little journey back a couple of decades or so…
My first Bujinkan budo taijutsu (ninjutsu) instructor was Shidoshi Fordham, who had a flare for making great students while not being very good himself, physically. Mentally and spiritually on the other hand he was exceptional. He was a genius when it came to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and conscious control over the autonomic nervous system. He was also a very funny man always joking and laughing and making each student feel special.
He was able to teach in parables or stories, which is a skill I have tried to retain in my teaching. He didn’t just explain the mechanics of movements, but allowed you to feel how to do it before you had tried. Unfortunately as with many great teachers their best lessons are sometimes lost on themselves.
One lesson that stood out for me, and many others student throughout the years, was the skill of stopping your own heart consciously. By this, I mean to cause (by the will of your mind alone) the slowing of your heart to the point that it no longer registers a pulse, even with a stethoscope.
From the outside, and possibly the inside to, we appear dead, cool huh?
Unfortunately, the only side affect wasn’t just awesomeness. When you chose to re-regulate your hearts rhythm, your body (this time not under your own control) empties the contents of its stomach. Not fun (but potentially helpful if your bulimic, but I digress).
My point is, that the body reacts in such a way as to protect itself, the body would register that possible reason or your hearts arrhythmia would be poisoning. It then raises the body’s temperature and empties the contents of the stomach, to expel any possible toxins.
With that said, our body and brain, can’t distinguish the difference between what we think is real and what actually is real.
As I have mentioned before, Ernest Holmes stated that, “Mankind can only experience that which they first perceive, and what they shall experience depends wholly upon that which their thoughts dwell”.
So in other words we get what we think. The more focus, and intent we give the thought, the more emotion we pour into the thought, the more it effects us good or bad. Therefore, it is imperative that our thoughts going in, are good positive thoughts because, if we have the ability to stop our own hearts, imagine the damage we can do to ourselves, without us realising that it is us causing it.
Unfortunately I found out a few years ago that my first Shidoshi’s laughter had ceased over the years and he had taken his own life. My heart stopped beating again that day.
My remedy for a hearty life, and still the best medicine, is fun, learning and laughter. Surround yourself with good friends, good thoughts, and good laughs and live, really live.
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