Need some motivation for leading an active lifestyle and getting started on making a difference? Take some pointers from the journey and stories of these inspiring people.

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,…

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…

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…

5 Martial Art Bloggers to Follow in 2016

January 16, 2016 Logen Lanka

There are countless number of martial artists who blog. But here are the five martial art bloggers who have helped clarify my direction during my setbacks in 2014 and 2015. Sensei Ando - Andrew Mierzwa Ever met a wise master with a “split-personality”? A sudden switch from cheeky trashtalk to serious fatherly advice. Andrew Mierzwa is just like…

You Can If You Want To: My Journey To An Active & Happy Life

March 16, 2014 Simi Snakebow

Most of us aren't destined to be Olympians or Greek gods and goddesses, but we all can find some kind of movement, sport, exercise that we enjoy that makes us willing to move away from the TV, bottle of wine and box of chocolates. Spurred into action by medieval archery Where should I start? I…

Inspirational Stories Of A Marathon Runner and Traceur

December 31, 2013 Logen Lanka

Let's end the year with two inspiring stories. Uniting and Healing Communities with Marathons El-Khalil, a long-distance runner, founded the Beirut Marathon and talks about how she rose from a severe bus accident that left her unable to run. She organised the first run from the hospital bed. The first marathon had 6000 runners, united…

A Deaf Soldier Fighting For His Dreams

December 17, 2013 Logen Lanka

Keith Nolan is a remarkable man whose dream is to serve the army. There's one problem though; he is deaf and the army has a policy against disability. While he was accepted into the Army ROTC (leadership course), he was exempt from the physical training. Nonetheless, he appeared each morning at 5 to be included…

Boston Marathon Was For Men Only, Until Kathrine Snuck In

December 16, 2013 Logen Lanka

Kathrine Switzer snuck her entry and officially became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1967. During her run, she was chased and physically attacked by the Boston Marathon race director "for running in his race".  She knew what was at stake and finished the race nonetheless. Half a decade later, women were allowed…

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