Risk Starts Where Planning Stops

Lt. Cdr. Victor Prather and Cdr. Malcolm Ross in Gondola May 4, 1961

Lt. Cdr. Victor Prather and Cdr. Malcolm Ross in the gondola prior to their balloon flight on
May 4, 1961
Taken from https://dca.lib.tufts.edu/
Reprinted from National Geographic, Nov. 1961, vol. 120, #3, p. 675

Stop Planning and Start Doing

By Scott CampsallIn my almost 30 years of martial arts training, I cannot count how many times I’ve heard people say they are planning to start to train. They need their schedule to open more like when their kids get older or when they’re less busy at work. Or they need another activity to finish so they can start a new one.  Or […]

And Still…

Bruce Buffer

The two words that every announcer says when someone retains a title in sports like boxing, mixed martial arts, or even professional wrestling. “And still.”A champion battles inside a ring or cage and the audience is told they are still the person who is at the top of their game. The fighter has not been […]

The One More Rule

By Scott CampsallSo many workouts and other things requiring self discipline come down to the same desire…add one more.At some point, you want to be able to push yourself to go a little further (one more step, or kilometre), lift a little heavier (one more kilogram), kick or punch a little harder or faster, do […]

Using Giri for Awareness

By Scott CampsallGiri (義理) is a Japanese value that translates as “duty”, or “obligation”. Emotions are put aside to fulfill obligations; usually to superiors.One of the most intensive ways to train in Japanese martial arts is by being an Uchi-deshi (内弟子, lit. “inside student”).  It is like an apprenticeship type of program that is usually paid for by […]

How Okami Kai Transforms Kids’ Lives

When it comes to raising confident, resilient, and well-rounded children, parents are constantly on the lookout for activities that go beyond the ordinary. Our mission transcends the realm of kicks and punches. We are committed to crafting unforgettable experiences for every child who enters our doors, and in the process, we are nurturing the potential […]

Are You a Martial Artist or a Stooge?

By Scott CampsallI’m relatively convinced that if a large group of people were surveyed as to why people started learning martial arts, the number one answer would be to learn how to defend themself.  This might be quickly followed up with ‘to get in better shape or to be physically active’.When someone wants a self-defence […]

New Year Momentum!

By Shihan Scott CampsallOver the years, we have had several conversations with people telling us that they cannot get motivated to exercise or they provide a multitude of excuses as to why they cannot join a martial arts or fitness class. They’re too old. They’re too busy.  Or the most humorous one to me; that […]