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Keep-Running–How-Derek-Redmond-Inspired-us-to-Keep-Going

Posted: September 05, 2017

At the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, British sprinter Derek Redmond had his dreams of an Olympic medal crushed by a debilitating hamstring injury in the middle of a semi-final race. But whereas most athletes would just submit to defeat, bend over, and cry, Redmond was determined to finish what he started. So, he picks himself up off the ground and begins hobbling around the track toward the finish line. Then, just when it seems he might not be able to go on any longer, Redmond’s dad breaks through security to get on the track and puts his arm around his son, who cries on his shoulder as the two finish the race together.


Kanso-To-Simplify-or-Eliminate-the-Clutter

Posted: August 21, 2017

 

One of the things that I have always enjoyed about martial arts training is the opportunity to step onto the mats and eliminate the clutter that has managed to take root in my head.   During that training time all of the cares of the world fade away and a zen like state is achieved as the mind becomes calm and focused on the training at hand. 


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