This video is about Forecast Your Future: See it, Believe it & Achieve It.
This video is about Motivation: Drop Your Ego & Hustle. I have been dreaming about opening up my own martial arts academy and fitness center since I was a little kid. Martial arts and sport has been my passion for over 22 years. Being a world class martial artist and colligate athlete I have developed a mindset that when tapped into can help me achieve massive success. I have finally come to the point in my journey in which I have an unbelievable opportunity to open my school and that's what I'm going to do in 2017. I had it set on my goals and to do list and It's actually happening but keep in mind that before I made this decision it took years of listening to what other people wanted me to do and not taking the leap of faith and actually doing it. Check out this video about dropping your ego and hustling for what you want in life. Enjoy!!
The four elements of Hip Hop are profound at BBoy City. Romeo Navarro and his premier group of BBoys truly share the love for their movement in Austin, Texas. "Inside the Circle" you will be in awe with the level of talent, diversity of background, and unification of the groove. Cyphers opening up like crop circles as dancers battle round after round utilizing a variety of styles within their arsenal. It's very reminiscent to an MMA fighter training Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing, Jujitsu, and Wrestling in a given training camp. Not only do they push each other to bring the best out of one another, they are being judged/mentored by the master legends of their artistic sport. There is no room for error and the precision to detail allows for the slightest mistake to be transparent through organic flow. It is truly water as they ebb and flow through the break and then crash into their calm state as the 8-count progresses.
As dance athletes, you can sense the respect and loyalty they have for one another. They are all servants. Either serving one another on the dance floor to emceeing or deejaying over the sound systems. From graffiti artists or iconic graphic images displayed front and center through overhead projectors, the BBoys use their visual instruments by leaving a trace of themselves while dynamically expressing their athleticism with whatever they touch. It's harmonious! Everything you see becomes an afterthought and the journey to share their artwork is what is most relevant. Speaking through ACTION! The martial influence is one of these unspoken words that resonates through the room. From a simple bow to choreographed sets would make any Shaolin Monk pleased.
MartialAthletes.com has had the privilege to work with many of these BBoy Masters since 2003. The martial and dance communities are very close. Many stuntmen develop their choreography from the dancers and many of the dancers train in the martial arts to learn fight sections. I personally want to thank the following BBoys for your contributions. Until we meet again...
Martial Arts Tricking (influenced by the American Sport Acrokickers and the Freestyle Creative Weapon practitioners) is applying the traditional body dynamics of basic kicking and weapon movements in an innovative acrobatic stylist approach with the purpose to strike with a single power move or in a series of combinations to showcase one’s unique abilities. Martial Arts Tricking has evolved from the typical competitive sport to educational “Trick” gatherings internationally. “Trickers” have gained popularity through the Internet millennial generation and come from all styles of acrobatic movement. Martial Artists have challenged “Trickers” to evolve their skills by incorporating authentic rooted martial arts movements within film, stage and competition. The question still lies, is Martial Arts “Tricking” an art, a sport or BOTH?
Evolution of the KICK (influenced by Generation X): Basic hard and soft style curriculums have foundational skip, jump, and flying kicks incorporated into their art with variation on where a strike should be applied on the foot. As gymnastics and ice skating became widely syndicated on Wide World of Sports and Kung Fu Theatre gained popularity on national television in the 1980s, American Freestylist and Wushu practitioners showcased dive rolls, jump kick combinations, aerials, round off-back hand springs, backflips, and butterfly twists on a competitive stage. Then a new breed of artists emerged in the 1990’s, who learned both hard and soft styles and began to integrate variations of these techniques to inspire a handful of Acrokickers that would develop a respectable unique American based martial arts style known as Sport Karate. Acrokickers understood the philosophy of applying true ground kicking in the air and became the innovators that would define the millennial generation martial arts tricker. There has been debate on what the first Martial Arts Trick kick was. The 540 Round House presented in 1990 at The New England Open by Steven Ho which evolved from Chinese Wushu or the 720 Hook Kick presented at the Battle of Atlanta in 1994 by Carmichael Simon which evolved from Korean Tae Kwon Do. Regardless, these two movements are considered the foundational kicks of Martial Arts “Tricking” and can be presented in any variation given one’s ability.
Evolution of the Performance Weapon (influenced by Generation Y): Inspired by Martial Arts Trick kicks, the progression of weapons is focused on enhancing the speed, timing, and the agility to strike intricately. With educated martial artists not only understanding the application of the basic skill set of the weapon of choice, but advancing techniques by fusing movements from other creative styles these performers have excelled in a class of their own. Training other weapons have provided awareness that the theory of the weapon being an extension of the body or hand is no longer the philosophy. “Art in Motion” is the motto. From basic Bo hand rolls to vertical tosses (Casey Marks) and basic KAMA figure 8’s to finger rolls and throws (Rudy Reynon), tricking with the weapon adds momentum to the body dynamics to incorporate Trick Kicks, enhances and expands multiple dimensions of the weapon, and most importantly expands the area more than the weapon itself by incorporating acrobatics with multiple rotations.
As we embark on the 4th era of IT (Cognitive), we must recognize the foundational cornerstone that allows us as Masters to achieve excellence. That is to “Lead by Example”. Being a lifelong martial arts practitioner under Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, I have recited a student creed that has transcended my awareness to applying physical-business action that I would like to share with you.
To build true confidence through knowledge in the mind, honesty in the heart, and strength in the body. To keep friendship with one another and to build a strong and happy community. Never fight to achieve selfish ends, but to develop Might for Right!
At a variety of intersections of career development, you must know HOW to apply this student creed through a variety of action. The “7 Qualities of a Champion” has not only been my internal cognitive engine, but for many great martial arts peers such as Tony Robbins.
- Quickness (Alertness and Market Change Awareness): Mind and body must be synchronized so that thought and the resultant action becomes virtually one. In today's fast-paced business environment, deferring action on a decision made today until tomorrow often means a lost opportunity.
- Endurance (Perseverance and Persistence): Just as development in the martial arts requires long hours of practice, success in life often requires perseverance. Research has shown that 80 percent of sales are made on the fourth or fifth approach to a customer, and only 20 percent are made on the first, second, or third sales attempt.
- Timing(Punctuality and Delivery on Time): The discipline to respect our own use of time is one way to develop self-respect, the first step toward respect for others. Being punctual is the first basis for success in business; it is one of the major building blocks upon which our business reputation is built.
- Power(Knowledge and Financial Strength): Knowledge and wisdom are built by listening to reason and conscience. Knowledge and wisdom are like power a student develops through practice in the martial arts: constant exercise of our abilities leads to success and happiness.
- Balance (Rationality and Balancing Supply & Demand): A balance of wisdom, good character, and health are essential to build a rational and productive life. If our words and actions are at odds, we introduce irrationality and instability into our lives and society.
- Flexibility (Gentleness and Adaptability): Gentleness goes hand-in-hand with flexibility, the ability to adjust and respond naturally to whatever circumstances and events we may encounter in life. Like water, if we learn to yield to others, we can learn to work together to build a better world of truth, beauty, and love that leads to happiness.
- Posture (Honesty and Business Integrity): Honesty and posture derive from balanced beauty in mind and body. The posture of integrity in business is an important key to success.