Learn Martial Arts to Perform

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One of the biggest things in sports performance is discipline. You hear it all the time on team sports. You gotta listen to your coach, you gotta do what the team director says, you have to get out of bed on time to practice. You gotta have discipline.


Martial Arts is the epitome of discipline training. From the first lesson to the progression through the ranks you are drilled and repeatedly told you have to have heart and discipline. I have been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for about 5 years now and I absolutely love it and everything the training brings, but I honestly think the mental aspect more then the physical aspect is the most rewarding to me. I am not and have never been a patient person. I stress. I don’t sit down. I pace sometimes. And i used to over react to little insignificant things all the time.


Martial Arts changed me.


But after studying martial arts and really trying to understand it and the discipline that comes with it I am a changed person. Not only have I learnt this new incredible physical defense skill but it has overlapped into my daily life in so many wonderful and noticeable ways.  My patience have grown immeasurably. My focus is razor sharp compared to before i studied. My determination to excel in everything else in my life has grown in spades.  And i wonder why. why do you need to gain these tools from something external. Why can’t you just be that way.  I am not sure but I now have a greater understanding of the Japanese culture and can understand why they train to be disciplined. it helps with everything. You need to try it if you haven’t.


My dojo is also training in weapons. It’s call Kubodo and is also pretty cool! Check out this you tube video.



What Excuses did You Use Today?

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So I was reading this article on Thirteen Under Golf about this young kid named Bryson DeChambeau. This kid has had an incredibly weird and strange and not normal life. To Me. Or too many regular folks. But who are we to judge? This kid uses all the same length golf clubs. Everyone one the same!  Do you know what a freak show that would be on the PGA tour? Well, it doesn’t seem to bother him. No excuses from him. No whining from him.  I bet he gets tortured from the all boys clubs on the tour, but then again he is already better than half the tour regulars, as a matter of fact, he became the fifth golfer to win both the NCAA and U.S. Amateur titles in the same year, joining Jack Nicklaus, wPhil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Ryan Moore. Regardless I am not sure what golf school would ever teach his way of doing things, but then again maybe they should.


So that got me thinking

What if we could all get off these excuses in our lives? what if we truly didn’t care what other people thought of us, or care what we going to get told if we said that thing to that person. Your know what I mean? How many dates would I have got in college if I would have just asked? Seriously! half of the time? 50% for this stud! I would take 50% of the time in most situations of life most of the time. We can’t we just get over ourselves?



I struggle a lot. But most of the time it’s in my own head. I think most people see me as a strong guy. I don’t most of the time, but  I am working on that.  My struggle today was getting to the gym at lunch but I made it. I mean how could iIrite a blog about performance if i let me daily excuses keep me on the couch! not performing there.

anyway here’s today’s workout..

daily workout 1
crush it!

Get out there an perform








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Welcome to FTL Performance.  basically a blog about performance workouts, foods and life around a garage. Will talk lots of things about day to day things happening in our lives. This is going to basically be a blog until we get our business off the ground!