Tag: Mindset/Mentality

WI-MAFC East Inner Fire

4 Ways to Fuel Your Inner Fire

Your inner fire can willingly smolder along day by day…if you allow it Or, your inner fire can become a roaring blaze…if you’re willing to regularly feed it meaningful and positive fuel. Here are four free things you can do daily that have value worth considering. Each can brighten your day, enrich your life experience, […]

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6 Keys to Crushing Your Goals in 2018

Even though 2018 has already begun, it’s not too late to set goals and start the year with a meaningful plan to move the needle in whatever facets of your life you see the need to adjust. 1. FIND YOUR “TRUE NORTH” “True North” can be defined as determining your most important roles and most […]


“I need to get in shape before I start…”

Holiday music is everywhere this time of year. It’s also the time of year when people start to dust off New Year’s resolutions or create them from scratch. And many of them no doubt will be about getting in shape. To borrow a line from Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song,” he sings, “Although, it’s […]

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Striking vs. Grappling for Self Defense

One of the oldest discussions in martial arts is self defense. Which is better–striking or grappling? The answer, of course, depends on who you ask (and the system they train in). At Wisconsin Martial Arts and Fitness Center – East, our programs focus on both Traditional Self Defense and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As a result, students learn […]


Form before Intensity

In general, when people work out, intensity tends to take precedent over form. That means the concept of form before intensity isn’t practiced nearly enough. The result?  Both acute and chronic injuries. What does that mean? The human body is capable of adapting to perform and thrive under a huge spectrum of stressors. However, in […]

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5 Benefits of Training in Martial Arts

ThereF Or Here are five reasons to consider martial arts as part of your fitness and training routine: 1. SELF DEFENSE If you choose a gym/style that trains in effective martial arts, one of the most obvious benefits is an increased ability to defend yourself and loved ones. This is one of the most important […]


Are you resilient?

Being resilient means having the ability to recognize a hardship and being able to come back from that hardship quickly and in good health. We all face little hardships everyday. How we frame these incidents can have a big impact on our mental health. Our body’s response to stress is a great thing when we […]

Enriching Your Life

As far as we know, you only have this one life to live and life is short. So, it is important to make the most of the time that we’re given. While career, family, and social obligations are all important and necessary, I challenge you to take time for activities that make for a more […]

Tips for staying in shape over the holidays

KNOW THE LAW OF CALORIES Sometimes it is good to go down to the basic level: Any calories that are consumed and not used through daily activity and exercise are stored in the body as excess adipose tissue (fat)! So, if you know that you have to miss the gym or are having a low […]