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Developing Power

By Curtis Robinson | November 11, 2019

Power is essential in martial arts. For those of you who might read this statement and think developing more powerful kicks, more powerful punches, or even more powerful throws is something you can’t live without, let me just say that I like how you think. Typically, we think of heavyweights as being the guys with…

Your body is a calculator

Stop Struggling with Weight and Listen to Your Body

By Curtis Robinson | July 29, 2019

The body is a calculator. In very general terms, if you put fuel in, then the body has to decide (yes, decide) what to do with that fuel. The major options follow: The body can burn that fuel. We call this metabolism or metabolic burn. This is how we stay alive, and it is the…

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Top 5 reasons people love group fitness

By Curtis Robinson | May 31, 2019

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Trying Isn’t Doing

By Curtis Robinson | April 19, 2019

I always hear the same thing from good people who want to feel better about failure. They say “I’m trying or I tried.” They might say, “I’m doing my best or I did my best.” While I agree that we need to avoid injuring our ego (or in layman’s terms avoid beating ourselves up), I…

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Armed or Unarmed

By Curtis Robinson | April 15, 2019

A very wise man (Kyoshi Earl Marvin) once told me that a knife should never be underestimated. Later I was told by his instructor, Dr. Ronald Cherry, that “a knife is essentially a bullet with a handle on it that can change directions.” After decades of training in the martial arts and time spent in…

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The Nutrition Timing System – NTS

By Curtis Robinson | April 10, 2019

Understanding the body, nutrition, and how to avoid storing energy as fat is easier than trying every fad diet and weight loss program. The Nutrition Timing System is, in essence, a habit that becomes metabolically autonomic with regular exercise. Much like circadian rhythms and sleep, the body can establish a habit for nutrition. I often…

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The Psychology of Combat

By Curtis Robinson | January 31, 2017

What do we know about conflict? Well, most of us want to avoid it at all costs, even if we are courageous and capable in combat. I think it makes us both human and civilized to seek after peace and diplomacy, but there are times when those options fail. There are times when we are…

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Predator vs Prey Mentality

By Curtis Robinson | January 31, 2017

We have several key concepts that help illustrate both psychological and physical advantages in martial arts. One of my favorite concepts is the Predator vs. Prey Mentality. Many of our students are very shy and docile when they come in. We see downcast eyes, low self-esteem, and body language that speaks volumes to the world.…