martial arts training

Self-Movement in Martial Arts is Independent of Mood

📺 Watch ”Self-Movement in Martial Arts is Independent of Moods.” Basically, we all know a mood can make or break our day. When we are in good moods we are motivated, and we are full of energy. We are naturally motivated and driven to train and end up training or something else.  In bad moods…

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Does Martial Arts Build Character or Ego?

📺 Watch the video ”Does Martial Arts Build Character or Ego.” Hi, everyone Aldin here today. I wanted to look at a point of asking the question: Does martial arts build character or does it grow my ego?  I’ve been looking at that question from the following perspective: If I look back in my childhood…

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When Feelings and Emotions Fail as Motivators

This blog post is part of the Podcast Episode 1: Exercise, Willpower & Self-Principle. Emotions & feelings as motivators During one of my training sessions, I have discovered and come to understand more clearly than ever before how energy, meaning our emotions and feelings, will always fail as a point of motivation in the long…

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Show Trailer: This is Martial Art of Self

Hi everyone, I am Aldin, and this is the Martial Art of Self podcast. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated by martial arts. The training and philosophy has helped me through difficult times, and I’ve had this inner itch to explore what more there is to it that can enrich all aspects…

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Episode 14: Body-Respect & Body-Care

In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we look at some dimensions of body-respect and body-care. It has become mainstream to drive our bodies to the limit in an unnatural, and harmful pace, and way. Unfortunately, we mostly treat our body as a driving vessel for our self-interest, our desires, wants, and needs…

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Episode 13: Identify & Remove Self-Limitations

In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we discuss self-limitations. We talk about ways we limit ourselves by imposing certain thoughts, feelings, and emotions onto who we are, and the things we do. Once we accept a belief as truth inside ourselves, it becomes a conviction in our mind. From that conviction, we…

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Episode 11: What Is Real Training?

In this episode of the Martial Art of Self podcast, we discuss the concept and action of training. We ask the question of what real training is. Is training only limited and applicable to martial arts, fitness, sports and other applications that exercise the body and mind in superficial ways? Training is synonymous with practice,…

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Episode 7: Fun In Martial Arts

Is Fun The Most Important Part To Our Martial Arts Training Or Is There Something Exceedingly More Powerful To Consider Here? In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we look at the word ‘fun’ and our relationship to fun when it comes to martial arts for example. Doing something that we are not…

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Episode 5: Training Alone V.S. Training In A Group

The Benefits Of Making Some Time to Train Alone In Martial Arts V.S. Training Martial Arts In a Group Only This episode of the Martial Art of Self sheds light on the importance of being and working out alone. It is important to build a balance between working on yourself alone and participating in a…

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