Control What You Can

Here is a an article written by “John Mosby”, a friend and former Army Ranger and current firearms instructor. He simply and succinctly sums up anything I could ever have said on the philosophy of how getting on with training.

2 thoughts on “Control What You Can”

  1. Cecil,

    I enjoyed this post & link article.

    The odds of being wiped out by a stroke, heart attack, diabetes, cancer, morbidity factors due to obesity, sedentary lifestyle are far greater than self-defense altercations as you mentioned at lunch.

    Being fat & lazy is indefensible as long as a person is working with their doctor towards fitness, and a person is healthy, are there any excuses to not exercising?

    Physical fitness, personal training through pursuits like Beazillian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Boxing, Kickboxing, grappling, MMA, Savate, , Muat Thai, are all important to maintain one’s weight & to lose weight.

    Building muscle, strength training, cardio, anaerobic capacity, ability to recover, endurance, explosiveness, reflexes all are improved with an exercise program.

    Learning how to spar, roll, throw various strikes like elbows, knees, various punches: jab, cross, hook, uppercut, overhand, learning how to duck, slip, parry, bob and weave, throw Muay Thai & Savate / Boxe Francaise kicks are all important fundamentals while pursuing fitness!

    I like the ideas of combat fitness courses, obstacle courses, the human body was designed for fitness & exercise.

    Disease prevention is just as important if not more than combat pistol training for civilians (different for military , law enforcement, private security , etc.)

    Exercise & fitness is a great mental outlet for martial artists, military members, law enforcement, prison guards, security professionals, etc.

    Stress prevention, improved self-esteem, mental focus & concentration, & ability to fight fatigue & improve gameness to fight are all strengthened through gradual progress in the martial arts strength, flexibility training encompassed through sparring, self-defense drills, reality based scenario training, and difficult physical conditioning!

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