Protocol: Foundations

Tools: resistance band, kettlebell (optional) if you have access to a gym, substitute dumbbell incline press for push-up every other day, and use dumbbells/cables to row and train arms. Protocol: Do mobility first,… Continue reading

The Way of the Warrior

It was the sort of heartbreak that brought me to my knees. I had lost one of my closest lifelong friends, someone who knew more about me and had spent more time with… Continue reading

The Art of Fitness

I practice martial arts not looking to fight, but because of the artistry. I’d then even take that a step further to say that physical training, in general, is a form of artistry… Continue reading

Self-Analysis as Freedom

I’m going to be brutally honest for a second. As a society, our values have some serious problems. Let’s start with the mind. How many people do you know that put tending to… Continue reading

Why Meditate?

Why meditate? The most important insight of Eastern mysticism and Buddhism is that the mind can be trained in a systematic way. While western cultures want to focus efforts creating change in the… Continue reading

Embodied Cognition: Brain Integration via Human Movement Skills

The human brain is separated into two distinct hemispheres that could otherwise act as separate entities. They are connected and integrated by a layer of neurons known as the corpus callosum. Whenever this… Continue reading

Discipline = Freedom

Life is a set of peaks and valleys. But every time I’ve found myself down and out it was the result of damaging lifestyle patterns: what I was eating, how I was moving… Continue reading

Imaginary me

Most of the things that run our lives are not reality itself, but rather imagined constructs that overlay existence. Think money, law, and culture. These things are not “real” in the sense that… Continue reading


You must change your life. It may sound like an accusation, but in reality it’s objective truth with powerful implications. The truth is that we change our lives at all times. This moment… Continue reading

Philosophy in Aiding Perception

A lot of the time, fear, nervousness, and anxiety are a matter of perspective.