One speculation. Nature seems to have a way to tame strong people, those to whom it gave strength and potential destructive powers. It makes them nicer. Stronger but nicer. A robust result shows that men with elevated testosterone levels tend to be more generous and peaceful, but get much, much more aggressive when insulted –as per Fat Tony’s ethos, they take no crap but give no crap. This is well known in the military and in weightlifting circles. Put someone through an Olympic-style weightlifting regimen and he will be less likely to be startled.
It is no wonder that when you see a warmonger in the bureaucrato-journalistic class, you will notice something jarring: many look like nerds who have been bullied on school grounds, or, worse, skinny-fat marathon runners on a vegetarian diet, your local college teacher who specializes in gender history or postcolonial theory, or some political forecaster still whining about the election results.
Jarring it is. It is quite offensive for nature to have people without the means impose their will on others, and technology allows such aggressiveness without the breaks spontaneously brought about by organic systems.
Only surround yourself with people that want to see you succeed. If someone doesn't fully support your endeavors then they are extra baggage with no purpose. Build a small army and together, conquer the world.
Do not kill a man in a boy.Learn your sons how to fight.For a girl, for the truth, for no reasonLet him beat those, who are older and stronger.
Let him know from the childhood: don't be ashamed to lose.It's a shame to retreat because of the fear,When after school bulliesTry to humiliate and break him.
Don't send your boys to a dance school.Let them do both boxing and wrestling,So that even in the most difficult situationHe will have enough spirit to be himself.
I know for sure: you are protective to your children.But don't try to protect them from the world!Tell them: everything what is important in life,Needs to be protected at any cost.-PPDM
"No arguments! No explanations! No remorse or fear! Take accountability for your actions and choices and know that all associations and choices have repercussion. Stop pretending to be a victim when Empire decrees your flag outlawed, your cause unjust- this is a cult of the Father of Wolves, the Unknown Rider, and his people have always been outlaws, existing on the edges of accepted society, gnawing at the roots of what is already falling."
Men are like steel. They lose their value when they lose their strength.
What is the meaning of life - to strive to the goal, work to achieve the goal and make your life as good as possible.
Life goes before death, joy — ahead of sadness.
The most effective method to constantly see improvement is to surround yourself with people who are pushing to surpass you at every turn. Your entire existence should be based around competition and thriving to be better than everyone. Always remain humble but also have your mind set to prevail over all.
Yoga may be a four-letter word for a strength athlete but it shouldn't be. You may be as big as a house and strong as a bull, but if you lack flexibility your training, and eventually your quality of life, will be compromised.
This brings us to the actuary table of actuality. Most human beings are terrible at assessing risks accurately. We know this from how they behave, and what they fear. As a species, we tend to give a great deal of unwarranted attention to risks that are both beyond our control, and highly unlikely; terrorist attacks, airplane crashes, nuclear power plant disasters, and the Ebola virus, all occupy far more attention than is justified by people who are not actively engaged in jobs that involve those threats. At the same time, we give far less attention to things like smoking, poor diet, lack of exercise, and car accidents, all things far more likely to kill us, and ironically, all things we have much more control over.
-Matt Thorton, Fighting – and, not or – Fitness
Smarts will always win. Use your mind and carefully place yourself in the best possible position, fly above the drama and bullshit. If you do this you will be untouchable, and all that try to bring you down will fail miserably.
Beginners class: Usually I teach the advanced classes at RGA in NYC. Sometimes however, I get asked to substitute in a beginners class when another instructor is sick or out of town. I always jump on the opportunity when it arises. There is something magical about a beginners class. It immediately returns you to the most important aspects of the sport and brings back the feelings of wonder you had when you first began in the kingly art of jiu jitsu. When teaching advanced students, my main focus is to get them TO IMPOSE THEIR GAME UPON THEIR OPPONENT. Beginners however, lack the skills to do this, and so here my main focus will always be PREVENTING AN OPPONENT FROM IMPOSING HIS GAME UPON YOU. Interestingly, the lessons of the beginner class have primacy - for in all truth, YOU WILL NEVER IMPOSE YOUR GAME UPON ANYONE IF YOU CANNOT FIRST PREVENT THEM FROM IMPOSING THEIR GAME UPON YOU. Those early days in the sport, as frustrating as they often are, when we get pinned and controlled and have no idea how to get out, are the essential part of a journey that perhaps one day will see you able to impose your will upon whoever is in front of you.-John Danaher
"It is of paramount importance for warriors to place extreme focus on the subject of meditation. Without a calm and focused mind, the body will eventually falter. The practice of meditation is just as important as time spent in the gym or dojo, and for the majority is the practice which is typically ignored or feared."-Craig Williams, The Mind of the Kshatriya
As individuals who are engaged in a lifelong endeavor to make our bodies a temple housing the smokeless fire of our mind and will, we must utilize every tool to whet the edge of the blade of our practice.
-Paul Waggener, The Mind of the Kshatriya Part 2
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Often it doesn't matter who pulls more, so long as you never accept being the one that pulls less."
-Greg Walsh, Wolf Brigade Gym
I can now attest that the experience of grappling with an expert is akin to falling into deep water without knowing how to swim. You will make a furious effort to stay afloat—and you will fail. Once you learn how to swim, however, it becomes difficult to see what the problem is—why can’t a drowning man just relax and tread water? The same inscrutable difference between lethal ignorance and lifesaving knowledge can be found on the mat: To train in BJJ is to continually drown—or, rather, to be drowned, in sudden and ingenious ways—and to be taught, again and again, how to swim.
-Sam Harris, The Pleasures of Drowning
Developing this kind of flexibility doesn’t happen overnight. Just like technique in jiu-jitsu, flexibility in yoga takes a lot of focus and hard work. But once you develop this, you will feel the gradual improvement in your jiu-jitsu game. Not only will you be able to resist submissions a lot more easily, you will feel your mobility improve. You will become more agile because along with this flexibility, you will also develop strength - a type of yoga-specific strength that will help every facet of your game.
The good thing about the Prowler is that it WORKS. If you have bad knees and can no longer stress them with any kind of running, walking with the Prowler will fit your needs. Hell, walking with the Prowler is harder than running. Remember the first couple workouts will suck the life out of you, but you will quickly get better. No one wants to go through life sucking wind and no one wants to go through life sucking at all.
The concept of self-actualization is ironic, because it can never truly be reached. The weak man gives up. The stupid man thinks he has achieved it. The wise and strong man never stops his pursuit.