Do You Need To Change Your Thinking?

Will changing our thinking really change our lives? And can we do it?

7 Hard Truths About the Strength to Succeed

DiaryDad shares 7 hard truths about what it takes to be strong. — There is an oft used metaphor about learning and becoming stronger that is used in the martial arts, but I have heard it in many other venues as well.  It tells of  how steel becomes stronger as you fold it with other materials to […]

What the New UFC Featherweight Champ Teaches Us About Success

When it comes to the MMA prizefighting game, Conor McGregor moves differently.

Character Clues: How Someone Treats Those Least Important To Them Matters

Theresa Byrne recalls a valuable lesson: “You can tell the character of someone based on how they treat the person least important to them.” ___ Where can we look for examples of character? Can we recognize character when we see it? Kent Sanders, writer and creative coach, wrote a terrific article about subtle clues we can use […]

What’s Your Oath?

You may not think you have an oath or a code you follow, but we all do. We just may not think about it every day.

Do All These Life Hacks Really Serve Our Lives?

To hack or not to hack, that is the question. Is it more noble to learn to through life hacks or through hard work and dedication?

You Can’t Do Your Kid’s Pushups

DiaryDad learned a lesson about strength, but first he had to do a lot of push-ups. I want to tread into the realm of teaching kids to be strong. I am a father of two young boys who I want to grow up to be strong men. I want my boys to be emotionally, mentally, […]

4 Words That Will Make—or Break—Your Relationship

Theresa Byrne boils down the dynamics of couplehood into one 4-word phrase.

Martial Arts: Moving Beyond the Mad

Does anger sustain your martial arts practice?

7 Steps to Becoming Your Own Guru

Theresa Byrne finally found her groove when she started looking for advice inside herself instead of everywhere else.

The Day My Son Earned His Yellow Belt

First it was a stripe, then it was three. Last week I watched my son earn his yellow belt in Tae Kwon Do and I learned more than I could have imagined.  — Beneath The Surface is peeling back the layers of this onion we call sports. It’s been almost three months since my son […]

Movie Review: Brotherhood Of Blades (Xiu Chun Dao) from The New York Asian Film Festival

New York Asian Film Festival 2015 entry Brotherhood of Blades takes Alex Yarde back to martial art classic films.

Bruce Lee Is Back—in a 5-Year-Old Who’s Got His Moves

Watch Bruce Ryu’s amazing 5-year-old son match Bruce Lee’s nunchaku scene from “Game of Death” move for move.

‘Dying Light’ Lights Up the Gaming World

Get your zombie fix on! Try Dying Light and hone in your parkour abilities from the safety of your living room.

The Alchemy of Martial Arts

Martial arts as spirit, an alchemy of one

How to Survive a Rough Patch

Paul Castagno shares how his martial arts training has taught him how to protect himself when life starts throwing wild punches.