“The “D Cubed” is what I call…”

http://www.martialway.net

The “D Cubed” is what I call “Desire, Drive & Dedication”

Often enough through life we all have things we would like to achieve.  Wanting something is really only a small part of it though.  Wanting a new car or even wash board abs can be there but you really must DESIRE it.

Advocare used to have a saying that talked about people finally wanting to make a change.  They must choose to change.  Often enough before making this choice, their “root of disgust” with their situation has to be so great that it creates a spark.  This creates a flame which cannot be put out.  Something that will drive them to their goal and beyond.  This is true Desire.

You must take Desire and let it be the fuel for what gives your car the DRIVE to move forward.  The Drive is the planning stage of your “D Cubed”.  What is each step that will play an important roll to get you what you Desire?  Is your Desire losing weight, having more confidence, earning your black belt or even becoming world champ???  What is your plan for getting there.  We can all go to Houston, but our route might be different from each other.

Once the car is fueled up and we have directions to where we are going, it is time to put in the time.  There is no replacement for DEDICATION.  Some people are born with superior skills or talents, but Commitment is not based on these.  Commitment is based on your Dedication to get what you Desire. How committed are you to your Goals???

This Dedication is you rolling out of bed even when you are tired, sore and even depressed.  IT is what makes you choose the right foods, hydration, rest and activity to help you Drive towards your Desire.  It is the thing that reminds you of your choices and keeps you in check through the daily grind.

Try applying this to your next goal.  

See what you can accomplish if you have all three “D’s”.

If you are finding yourself moving away from what you Desire… then re-evaluate your “D Cubed” and see what is missing.  Chances are one of the “D’s” is missing.

Lets plan together for the month of March.

Join me if you want as I move towards 10,000 Core Exercise for the month 🙂


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!!!

Advertisements

“IF you could change…”

http://www.martialway.net

“IF you could change the ending to one movie you have seen, which one would it be, and how would you re-shoot it?”

As I read this I remember all the years that my mom and I owned and ran a video store. It was a great time of my life. I got to really become a people person as well as meet my first Martial Arts Instructors.

It is funny to think that was 25 years ago… wow!!!

As I thought about those days…. I remembered watching movies and wishing I could be the hero or the funny guy or the guy that gets the girl, etc., etc.

After a while… I realized I can be all of those and more.

Just as my mother taught me… I can get and be anything I want…. all I have to do is DO IT!!!

So as you think of this quote from a new book I have been reading…. think if you could change the ending of your life… what would you do… who would you be… how DO you plan to shoot your movie.

Enjoy!!!


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
512-821-3637

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

http://www.martialway.net

“Giving back is part of learning….”

http://www.martialway.net

Here is another small portion of Brion Oaks Gold Belt Essay…

“2.    Giving back is part of learning – When I started at Martial Way, I never envisioned that one day I would actually be helping to teach classes and surprisingly, it’s one of the things that I have enjoyed most over this year. Sarah’s one of the people that I have learned this lesson from. I am always impressed with her level of preparation and review of material. She’s like a walking Martial Way encyclopedia. However, the thing that I admire the most about Sarah and enjoy working with her so much is the excitement and passion she has for giving that knowledge back to others. The same can be said for the Martial Way staff. I always enjoy seeing Larry teach because you can just see the enthusiasm he has for helping others learn and get better and it becomes infectious when he’s on the floor. I want to continue to build my instructional skills so that I can motivate others too and realize that a big part of advancing through belts it helping others grow as well.”

Awesome Brion…. Thanks for the kind words. I love teaching just as much as I love training. Seeing the lights come on in the house and people’s lives changing will stay with you forever.

More to come from Brion soon….

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!!!

“You are continually coming up with something new…” by Adam Herrmann

http://www.martialway.net

This is a list that Adam shared with me about how Martial Way Academy and it’s instructors has changed his life…

“1) I’ve gotten in much better shape.  In addition to the regular classes, there have been numerous other opportunities. e.g. fit 2 fight, fight team, private lessons, seminars, boot camp.

2) I’ve actually maintained a commitment to training.  I think this is due in large part to the motivation provided by the staff.  Also, you are continually coming up with something new and different, so it doesn’t seem to get old.  The school seems to facilitate a lot of camaraderie, which I think also helps to motivate me to continue coming.

3) I think that I have really gotten a lot out of private lessons.  When I first started, I wondered whether I was really getting that much out of it, but I have seen a dramatic improvement in all aspects of my training, from preparation for belt/stripe testing, to endurance.  I think that fit2fight would have been a lot harder if I hadn’t already been doing the belt combos in my private lessons.  It’s amazing the difference that just one day a week has made.”

Adam Herrmann

http://www.martialway.net

Goals & Resolutions List (2-2-11)

Hey Gang, Keep them coming everyone!!!
—–
Our 30 day goal is to establish an exercise program that includes cardio, strength training and skills training. 
—–
Buy another house in the next 30-60 days.
—–
Lose 8 pounds in 30 days, 20 pounds in 2 months, 40 pounds in 4 months and 60 pounds by August 12th.
—–
Lose 5 pounds in 30 days, 10 pounds in 60 days and 18 pounds in 90 days to be my ideal weight of 132 pounds.
—–
Another short term goal is to attend Guru Ron Balicki’s Seminar in February. 
—–
Get back on track to further our path in Martial Arts.
—–
10,000 Leg Presses
—–
Run 6 miles without stopping in under 45 minutes
—–
Complete advanced workout in “Ultimate Flexibility” by Sang H. Kim
—–
Lose 30 lbs. and get to about 145 lbs. (ideal body weight for my size)
—–
Strength: upper body lift body weight, lower body lift double body weight
—–
Endurance: 100 push ups, 20 pull ups, 500 sit ups
—–
Attend 4 to 5 classes, minimum, each week
—–
Start sparring several times weekly by the end of the year
—–
Learn all the basic techniques of Jun Fan/JKD, Muay Thai, Submission Grappling, and Kali-Silat by studying home instructional DVDs as well as going to class and to build the habit of serious daily practice both in class and on my own (though my home training regimen is yet to be determined)
—–
Study “The 33 Strategies of War” by Robert Greene and find ways to apply each of the concepts to my fight game and martial art practice
—–
One of my many goals is to further my understanding of reality and my relation to it.
—–
1. Treat loved ones and family with respect
2. Pay attention to people talking
—–
The word of the month “vision” is by far my favorite one!
—–
Floss everyday. My Dad told me that his dentist said that, “You don’t have to floss every tooth everyday, just the one’s you want to keep.” So far so good, haven’t missed a day yet.
—–
Get my glass shop back up and running. Cleaning the garage is only the first step. Cutting a hole in the wall is the next.
—–
Play my guitar more.
—–
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.)
—–

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
—–

1. Strength train three times a week

2. One good deed at least once a week

3. Organize my finances
—–
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
—–