Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

The Essence of Jiu Jitsu Training

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

The Essence of Jiu Jitsu Training. Jiu Jitsu drills, Jiu Jitsu techniques, Jiu Jitsu training. There are several aspects to training.

You can see why people commit themselves to Jiu Jitsu Training, the drills and exercises are great, not only very effective for reaching a higher level of fitness and improving performance but they can be great fun too. The fun element makes it easier to commit and maintain that commitment. There are so many possible drills and variations on these drills you are never going to get bored of your training.

Improve your timing, increase your strength, improve your flexibility, improve your stamina, improve your technique – Just some of the benefits to practicing your drills on a regular basis.

Excellent Information – Get Training! There really is no excuse with so much Free information available these days with training tips on the very exercises you need to be doing to get into great shape and all the information you need to explode your level of performance.

Have Fun – Train Hard – Train Smart  Fightwize

Sensei Malcolm Bale –  Ju Jitsu Rugby

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Once again great information to help YOU improve YOUR Jiu Jitsu training

 

Lead or Follow

Monday, July 16th, 2012

A quote I find rather amazing but so very true. Lead, Follow or Get Out of The Way by Laurence J. Peter.

Lead, Follow or Get Out of The Way

 

A message we can all listen to as there’s not really much in-between.

Have Fun – Train Hard – Train Smart – Fightwize!

Sensei Malcolm Bale

Much More Than Punching and Kicking

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Martial Arts is so much more than Punching and Kicking for both adults and children.

There are so many benefits to be gained through Martial Arts ranging from increasing Confidence and Self Esteem, to encouraging Discipline, Self Discipline, Respect, Focus and Excellence. The increase in strength, coordination, balance and flexibility.

Martial Arts can help us to think about ourselves and assist in our own Personal Development.

There can be many health benefits gained through a good Martial Arts Program, in fact have a read of the following Testimonial from one of my own students, it’s something that helps us to realise just how much of a difference we can make in people’s lives:

My Doctor actually shook my hand and said he had never seen such a drastic change in a persons health…

“I started training in Ju Jitsu 6 months ago. Having been severely overweight (100 pound plus) I was somewhat reluctant to begin any kind of regiment that would interfere with my less than healthy lifestyle. Fortunately I started a new job where I got to know Sensei Malcolm.

After about 6 months of prodding by him, and procrastinating by myself, I decided to give it a try. It was one of the best decisions of my life.
When I started I had the usual fears of starting a new program with a lot of people who had been there longer and had more training than myself, but the fears were soon put to rest by the helpfulness of the people that I thought I would feel intimidated by. Not only were they eager to help, but they also gave me the confidence to pursue a complete change in my life as well as my attitude towards it.

Maybe someday you may see my story in a book, with the foreword being a tribute to Sensei Malcolm,  Kelly also helped me develop a better nutritional plan than the fast food one that I had taught myself, and the other students who constantly surprise me with their support.

Drop by the club and feel free to talk Sensei Malcolm or myself about the complete life change that I have achieved with the help of this training.
If you knew me then and now you wouldn’t believe it, I still have trouble doing so. And if I can do it so can you.

Just a footnote, after getting a physical examination after training for only 4 months, my Doctor actually shook my hand and said he had never seen such a drastic change in a persons health, which by the way he said is now perfect.

Thank you“.

Alex Wilson

I’m sure you will agree that Martial Arts has had quite the impact on Alex’s life. Let me assure you that this is not a one-off, many people have experienced the health and Fitness benefits from being involved in a Martial Arts Program.

Maybe Martial Arts will help you reach your goals too!

Have Fun – Train Smart – Train Hard – Fightwize

Sensei Malcolm Bale

The Law of Attraction

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

What a great inspirational Video –

It’s certainly worth watching a few times and just maybe it will give you that actually push to “Make it Happen”.

No Excuses

Monday, August 17th, 2009

We hear all sorts of excuses as to why people are not training, coming to courses, joining a program and so on but I think this guy in the video says it best:

Have Fun – Train Hard – Train Smart – Fightwize!

Sensei Malcolm Bale
www.jiu-jitsu-calgary.com

Strive for Excellence – A lesson for all of us

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

We should all do a little more in all we do and do everyday tasks exceptionally well. Excellence should not just apply to our Martial Arts training but everything we do.

Success should be deliberate and not a mistake or something that we stumble upon. If we all do more in all we do and do the best job possible then success will undoubtedly follow. It’s not about perfection as that should be our unattainable goal but more about excellence and that’s doing the best job we can possibly do in all we do.

We are all responsible not only for who we are but for who we could become. Success and failure depends on you, it depends on the choices you make and your attitude.

Don’t stand on the sidelines and watch others succeed but make a difference by joining in. Don’t strive for excellence later or when you think that you might have more time or money, do it some time between yesterday and tomorrow. Apply this to all we do and success has to follow.

Be an example to others and also look for better ways of doing something. If you want to achieve excellence you can do it now. Don’t look for excuses; take responsibility for your own actions. If we are to take credit for our successes then we should also assume responsibility for our failures. If we make excuses enough then they become a habit and then a belief. We should have Self Respect and pride and win the trust and respect of others.

Honesty is a trait that is quickly disappearing in our society. We are often guilty of lying not only to others but often to ourselves. If honesty is to prevail then we need to be vigilant and look to rid the world of dishonesty beginning with ourselves.

If we make mistakes, don’t cover up or look to blame others but take responsibility. If we continue to mask our errors then that mask will become part of us.

We should speak honestly of friends and build them up, not down. Most of us are guilty of having done something that we should not have or more so, in not doing something that we should have. We need to continuously train ourselves, not just physically but mentally too.

Train Hard – Train Smart – Fightwize

Evander Holyfield

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

I listened to an interview with Evander Holyfield and he came out with some words that I find to be quite fascinating:

“You have to learn how not to get in someone else’s lane and stay in your lane and use what you have because in Boxing, I never was the shortest person, I never was the tallest person, I didn’t have the longest arms but I didn’t have the shortest arms either. I wasn’t the fastest one but I wasn’t the slowest one either and I didn’t hit harder than everybody but I hit harder than some people.

That was nothing I could actually complain about, the fact is I had to learn to use what’s been given to me, what god has blessed me with and use it to my advantage.

I learned to minimize my mistakes. If I can minimize my mistakes, there’s a great chance that I can win. That’s what people don’t understand because when people get fatigued, they start making mistakes. When you start making mistakes, you start beating yourself and eventually put yourself in a position where you helping the other guy out he’s trying to win anyway and now you’re helping him because you’re making all these mistakes.

A great fighter is not afraid to take chances”.

Such great words from a great Champion – Evander Holyfield.

Float like a Butterfly

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Muhammad Ali – Float like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee

You Just can’t help loving this guy, watch Muhammad Ali in this video – It’s Fantastic.

The lightness and Swiftness and Quickness in his feet together with his lightning hand speed are just remarkable, even shows us the “Ali Shuffle” too.

Strength for Life

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Something everyone should think about is “Strength for Life: The Fitness Plan for the Rest of Your Life”, it’s a book that recently hit bookshelves and written by Shawn Phillips.

I was a big fan of one of Shawn’s previous books ABSolution: The Practical Solution for Building Your Best Abs and also “Body for Life” by Shawn’s brother Bill Phillips.

Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength was great in explaining many of the fundamentals of Fitness training and nutrition in a way that is understood by everyday people. The nutrition side was certainly an important aspect for me to understand and had helped me to make some important changes in my life.

Body for Life also introduced goal setting to me, encouraging that we not only make long term goals but weekly and even daily goals, more importantly it helps you to monitor whether you are achieving these short term goals.

Achieving these many small goals really help to make the much larger, long term goals more attainable. This whole concept can be applied to any area of your life and not just applied to your Fitness or Health plan.

I have only read a few chapters of “Strength for Life” so far but already I’m finding it to be a riveting read. There are many things that are put into perspective. One of those is how Health is a choice, whether, you decide on making a conscious effort towards good health or just drifting through life and see what happens. Strength for Life is based around FIT – Focus Intensity Training and goes into detail regarding the Power of Focus.

Regardless of where you are at now, I highly recommend these books as a “MUST READ”, one of the other important factors they teach you is that fitness is relative to you, where you are at now and where you want to be, not comparing you with anyone else but you.

These books also explain how simple you can make this and does not require a great deal of time to incorporate a fantastic, effective program into your lifestyle and allow you to gain great benefits just as tens of thousand of people have by using the information that is made available to you.

Wherever you are at now, grab yourself a copy and put the information to work and become another one of the success stories.

As we grow older, the need for exercise and good nutrition becomes even more important, if you don’t understand why then it’s time to find out.

Stay Strong – Train Smart – Fightwize

Muhammad Ali Quotes

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Muhammad Ali is still one of my favourite Fighters, he was without doubt one of the greatest fighters ever.

I also love some of the Muhammad Ali Quotes, but this one in particular, I really like –

I never thought of losing, but now that it’ s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life”.

What a truly great attitude to have!