workout

A Dance Off Has Been Called

The gym is a little grimy. It’s a well known gym, so one might expect less dirt, but this location is in the lowest tier of the empire. It has been forgotten. But as I mentioned before, at $14 per…

Ultimate Day of Focus and Discipline (almost)

It took some time, but I accomplished 4/7ths of the Bruce Lee Ultimate Day of Focus and Discipline (trademark pending). And I’m still quite sore. The 4/7ths version includes meditation, strength training, cardio, and karate training. As I alluded to…

Unlearning Sparring

Most of my training is solitary. And this seems almost comforting when I think about the techniques I must practice thousands of times over this next year. Just as Bruce would have wanted. Being alone may be the only way…

Bruce Lee: Time Management Guru?

I’m inching toward my first ambitious goal: a day including all of the big three Bruce Lee training activities. 1. Cardio 2. Strength Training 3. Martial Arts Training. I’ve now had a week where I’ve done at least one and…

Lessons from Being Punched in the Head

I was confident once. That was in 2002. That was the year that I won the City of Commerce Invitational in sparring. And the California Challenge Brick Breaking Championship. That was also when I didn’t think that much about karate.…

Attacking the Tree

I’m starting to realize that some of Bruce Lee’s workouts are perhaps a little daunting. At least according to someĀ other people. Not me, of course. I got through eight of the thirteen weight lifting/strength training exercises before I ran out…

Beginning the Journey

I’ve invested 20 years into martial arts training. I’m one of those fanatics who often daydreams about subtle ways to put someone in a wrist lock. Not out of aggression mind you, but out of the beautiful ballet that I…