Emotional intelligence is crucial to a modern-day warrior’s interpersonal relationships. Develop character traits such as confidence and assertiveness. Learn to discern body language and manage your own emotions.

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?…

Dealing with Anxiety in Martial Arts and Sports as a Slow Learner (Part 2)

January 19, 2015 Logen Lanka

Everyone stares as you step over the dojo threshold. Anxiety creeps in, stirring the paranoia within. Am I a nuisance training here? Am I an embarrassment for stumbling through even the 'simplest' of techniques? I don't want to be a burden to anyone because of my slow learning ability...  Part One of Dealing with Anxiety in Martial Arts…

Dealing with Anxiety in Martial Arts and Sports as a Slow Learner (Part 1)

October 29, 2014 Logen Lanka

After a half-decade break from Aikido training, I returned to the dojo in July feeling more self-conscious than excited. Owing to the large gap in time, my technique execution had become clumsy and ineffective, making me feel thoroughly incompetent to be even wearing my brown belt. Trainees who were once my juniors now outranked me in skill and…