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Essential to Success

May 7, 2019


Of the many things I have learned in martial arts and sports, breathing is near the top. I can tell the level of martial arts at just by observing how he or she breathes.

Indeed, nothing is more essential to the success of how we move our body than tapping into the life force of our essence – our breath. Ask a professional athlete, or an actor, dancer, or signer, and they will tell you that to succeed in any physical craft is to access your breath correctly.

I am shocked at times working with kids and adults who never learned to breathe properly when under physical exertion. At FightClub your kids will learn the essence of how to breathe and even relax under pressure. This skill can literally save your life.


Here is a good example of Owen facing the physical pressure of a thick rope is being swung at his mid-section (don’t as why okay!!)  Look at the pictures closely – he is relaxed beforehand and after all you see is the same calmness but with a clear exhale.  Tomorrow, when Owen is faced with a big test or a school worry he will have the framework to understand to remove this pressure with his breathing.

Well done Owen!

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