The mental aspect of being a modern warrior – mindset, philosophy, mind powers and street smart know-hows. Make your ninja way of life work!

Will Posing like a Superhero Boost Your Confidence? – 2 Minute Hack

January 17, 2017 Valerie L. Taylor

Have you ever felt anxious and powerless at an important interview? Strike a power pose before you walk in! This is Amy Cuddy's advice to get yourself into the right mental state for high-stakes events, which include job interviews, negotiations, dates and networking. Yet, several scholars are skeptical about power-posing's effectiveness. So, does the science behind power-poses really work?…

How to be Safe When Walking Alone at Night? – Bruce Lee’s 5 Tips

December 13, 2016 Logen Lanka

You are walking alone at night. The streets are eerily dark and quiet. And there are no alternative routes to take. How would you avoid being attacked or mugged in this situation? How would you stay safe when walking alone at night, on a seemingly abandoned street? Fortunately, Bruce Lee has specific advice for walking on quiet streets, late at…

Training in Martial Arts as a Dwarf – Larry McDonnell [Interview]

October 5, 2016 Logen Lanka

Larry McDonnell is a martial arts practitioner, who was born with dwarfism. This has caused numerous orthopedic issues that limits his mobility. However, never one to back down, he fought for his passion in martial arts and made it work. This is his interview case-study that will help you redefine your perception of physical limits,…

Returning After a Shoulder Injury – Starting from “Zero”

August 22, 2016 Logen Lanka

For months, I avoided initiating any fitness and martial art challenges, or writing about them. I had a recurrent shoulder injury that didn't seem to recover. And with the loss of my abilities, my identity as a practitioner of martial arts, calisthenics and obstacle races died. Challenging others to be physically active, when I no longer was, felt hypocritical. Physically and mentally, I had…

18-Year Old “Samurai” Martial Artist – Jack Sharp [Interview Case Study]

June 27, 2016 Logen Lanka

Jack Sharp is a pre-university student who trains in several martial arts, including a centuries-old Japanese koryu. Socially-awkward as a child, martial arts training helped him to become confident.  And it has become such a passion that he will be travelling to Australia next year to become a live-in student at a Yoshinkan Aikido dojo. Find out…

Parkour Gymnast Overcomes Anxiety – Eric Olsen [Interview Case Study]

June 20, 2016 Logen Lanka

Eric Olsen is a young working adult, who aspires to coach in functional movement. Through parkour, he overcame anxiety disorder and boosted his self-esteem. Having spoken to him occasionally over the years, he is among the most dedicated movement practitioner who has made the training lifestyle work. Make sure you read his advice at the end about starting…

Middle-aged Karate Mom – Joelle White [Case Study Interview]

June 15, 2016 Logen Lanka

Joelle White is a middle-aged mother, who works part-time at a community college. She has been training in Karate for two years. Not only is she active in training, but she is also involved in tournaments and aspires to be an instructor one day. Apart from regular responsibilities, she deals with directional dyslexia and a genetic…

The Only Secret to Stay Motivated in Fitness & Martial Arts

April 19, 2016 Logen Lanka

Years ago, I found it difficult to train consistently in both fitness and martial arts. How do people stay motivated to workout regularly? What's their secret? To find out, I sought advice from martial artists, athletes, traceurs and military personnel. I wanted to know how they found the time and will to train without letting responsibilities and…

11 Reasons Why Becoming A Ninja is Your Dream

March 29, 2016 Logen Lanka

Why are you obsessed with becoming a ninja? For generations, the ninja have captured the imaginations of people around the world. But a lot of what we love about these warriors is distorted by folktales and pop culture. Nevertheless, here are eleven valid reasons why many of you have thought about becoming a ninja. 1. Spies with exotic…

6 Reasons Why You Should Never Dismiss Beginners

March 17, 2016 Logen Lanka

Whether it is street calisthenics, parkour or martial arts, we look up to people who demonstrate feats of great strength, agility and technique. 20 muscle ups and 5 human flags at a go; traverses over obstacles that end with a leap across buildings; going against multiple attackers armed with weapons. These videos get thousands of hits on social media. But…

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