Goals & Resolutions List (1-14-11)

1. Change the World We Live In….
2. Spend More Time with My Children
3. 10,000 Reps of something every month (January – 10,000 Push Up, etc.)
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1) Finish loosing 80 pounds (I am half way, 40 lost to date)
2) Get in shape for the first time in my 51 years
3) Train like a fighter with courage
4) Be the friend I would like to have
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1. Strength train three times a week
2. One good deed at least once a week
3. Organize my finances
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1. Volunteer
2. Finish my degree
3. Work out at least 4 times a week
4. Smile more frequently
5. Read more
6. Go to Church more frequently
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Keep them coming everyone!!!

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Strength comes in many ways and often enough…

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Strength comes in many ways and often enough it has nothing to do with your muscles 🙂

Strength comes in having a Vision, Setting Goals and of course achieving them.  Often enough, the trials of along the way of achieving your Goals is what builds strength.  

Of course none of this is possible without first having a Vision to start with.  Once you have this idea of what you would like to achieve, then it is time to break it down into smaller goals / tasks.  As you break them down write them down. Writing them down on paper is what separates the successful from the unsuccessful.  Writing down your Goals and Resolutions is probably the number one thing that will help you take your Vision and turn it into a reality.  See if you don’t write it down…. it is just a Dream.  Once you write it down…. it becomes real and tangible.  IT will become you if you start here.  

So with that said we have to start here before we can face the difficulties along the way to even build strength in ourselves.

With that in mind… I want to share with you my Vision and several of my Goals this new year.

1. Change the World We Live In….
2. Spend More Time with My Children
3. 10,000 Reps of something every month (January – 10,000 Push Up, etc.)

So there is just my beginning steps…. now your turn 🙂

Here is my favor from you.  I am trying to compile a list of Goals / Resolutions (G&R – not Guns and Roses 🙂 for the new year.  I want to see if we can make a list so large that it will motivate everyone to say their G&R aloud. If everyone does this… they will be one step closer to achieving their Goals as well as becoming stronger individuals.

So… what do you want to do or be this year. How do you want to change and better yourself. Remember… this could be anything you want… the sky is the limit!!!  It would be to work less, get that promotion/raise, spend more time with the family, etc.  But just by sharing these we will motivate ourselves and others around us.  The list will be compiled without names.  Just a simple list of G&R 🙂

What do you say???  Help us once again help others in need.  We need to help them know that their dreams are possible.

Email them directly to me at martialwayaustin@gmail.com.

Thanks again for your help and I can’t wait to see your G&R.


Guro Larry St. Clair
The Always Improving Martial Way Academy
American Top Team Trained and Certified MMA Affiliate
Martial Arts Training and Fitness Education at its Best
http://www.martialway.net
512-821-3637

The old saying that knowledge is power is just that… execution… now that is POWER!!!

“Never underestimate the power of encouragement…”

Here is a small portion of Brion Oaks Gold Belt Essay… well said!!!

“In thinking about writing this Gold Belt essay, I knew my assignment was to discuss all of the things that I have learned up to this point. My immediate thought was to discuss all the many techniques that we have reviewed like our basic right and left round kicks or our push kicks and knees and even basic combos like 4A & 4B. But when I really begin to think about it, I realized that this journey in martial arts and my time at Martial Way has been much more than just learning the technical ins and outs of kickboxing. That’s why I decided to write my essay about the intangible things that attending Martial Way has helped me learn along the way. Here are my thoughts:
 
1.     Never underestimate the power of encouragement – One of the things that I enjoy the most about Martial Way is the encouragement that everyone gives you from the minute you walk into the door on your first day. It really does mean a lot and helps people aspire to do more. I remember how nervous I was at the first class I attended. I’ve never been athletically gifted so I was always conscious of being a bad partner. But I remember from working with guys like Mark, Rome, and Matt that no matter how bad I really was, they always had positive things to say which encouraged me to do more and feel comfortable in my abilities. I try to do the same for other classmates especially on their first day because I know the doubt that they may be experiencing and understand how important praise and encouragement can be to them to get them over that hurdle.”

More to come from Brion’s Gold Belt Essay….

1335 Pounds of Food = 1068 Meals!!!

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I just wanted to say Thank You!!!  Many of you participated in our Food Drive for Capital Area Food Bank and I wanted to let you know all about the results….

If you remember our Goal was 1200 Pounds of food, right???

Well, we did something amazing with all your help…  WE DID 1335 POUNDS!!!  That is 1068 MEALS!!!

It was the most amazing thing to see how so many people came together over the two months we were hosting our Lock-In, Workshops and even Free Training for this cause.  Thank you for being a part of it and please share this with everyone.  Let them know that it is possible to bring a community together of people from all over to help those in need.

Speaking of bringing a community together…. I have something for you.  Consider it a thank you for all your help last year on the Food Drive.

We want to motivate you, your friends, co-workers and family into having a healthy 2011.  The easiest way we can do that here is offer you a special opportunity.  I like to call it the Friends and Family Special.

Basically it is pretty simple.  

For the next four weeks anyone can train in our Beginners Class (up to 12 hours per week) and our MMA Conditioning Class (up to 4 hours per week) for only $99!!!

Now I want you to have everything you can.  I don’t want any “reasons” for you not to be able to do this.  You know all the ones I am talking about…  “well I don’t know anyone there, don’t have a friend/family member with me to be a partner, don’t have enough time (see hours to train in paragraph above), don’t have enough money, it’s too far, etc., etc.”

So to battle all of this we came up with a way to make it even better.

1 person = $99
2 people = $99 (yes total)
3 people = $99 (yes total 🙂

I don’t care if you are in Buda or Georgetown… $33 for a month of training with a schedule of up to 16 hours per week is absolutely amazing!!!

So the time is now if you want to train.  The time is now if you want to achieve your goals. Come in an let us get you started with some great training partners and coaches.  Bring yourself and/or anyone else with you and come enjoy a month of training with us.

Let us help you and those you know / care about get this 2011 started off strong!!!

I hope everyone is having a great Monday and we get to see you soon,

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Guro Larry St. Clair
The Always Improving Martial Way Academy
American Top Team Trained and Certified MMA Affiliate
Martial Arts Training and Fitness Education at its Best
http://www.martialway.net
512-821-3637

The old saying that knowledge is power is just that… execution… now that is POWER!!!

Well now is the moment that you have been waiting for….

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Happy New Year!!!

Well now is the moment that you have been waiting for…. what is the new happenings at Martial Way???

Well the Facility will speak for itself when you see it. We are adding 16 more mats worth of active training area upstairs. We should be done with that by the end of this week. Downstairs is rockin too because right now we have added another five mats for Private Lessons and Competition Training / Conditioning. More to come for downstairs in the next quarter so get ready!!!

The other great advancement in our Academy is the schedule. We have extended our old Bag Class (now with a face lift and called our MMA Conditioning Class) to four days per week!!! That means you can enjoy it Monday – Thursday from 530pm – 630pm. Literally all our students can enjoy this class completely FREE for the month of January. Come in and experience what the new and improved MMA Conditioning Class feels like. If you are like the lucky seven from last night then you will LOVE it!!!

Last but not least we have taken a big step back and forward all at the same time. We have merged and brought out INT and ADV Curriculums together as one class. Now everyone will get to train together and all of you will benefit from more time with me. This will happen Monday – Thursday from 645pm – 8pm. Yes, this means you get an hour and 15 minutes of training time. (30 minutes more that before :).

This new format is all Inclusive meaning your are getting the benefit of training in six major Martial Art Curriculums for the price of one!!! This is going to help bring my Vision of Cross Training and showing everyone what true Mixed Martial Arts is all about. Get ready to be the most well rounded Martial Artists Martial Way has ever produced. Get ready to be the best you have ever been. The time is now and you’ll see what I mean by the end of March. Give it three months and you will see a better you!!!

I know you might have lots of questions. Have no fear because we are right here all week long to help and get you on the right course. I have new things waiting for you when you show up so lets get to training!!!

Heck, last night we finished two sections of curriculum that spanned five months worth of knowledge… oh and the sweat was pouring 🙂

Happy New Year and Welcome to your New and Improved Martial Way Academy!!!

Dedicated to your success in 2011 and Beyond!!!


Guro Larry St. Clair
The Always Improving Martial Way Academy
American Top Team Trained and Certified MMA Affiliate
Martial Arts Training and Fitness Education at its Best
http://www.martialway.net
512-821-3637

The old saying that knowledge is power is just that… execution… now that is POWER!!!