Category Archives for "Food for Thought"

Jul 08

How to Reach Your Martial Arts Goals – Part 1: The Behavioral Science Lowdown

By Joel Williams | Food for Thought , Home Study Students

It goes without saying that consistent training is the only way for you to advance up through the ranks of the martial arts system you have invested your hard earned money and precious time into studying. This is the first post in a two-part blog article series where I want to share both science and practical tools for establishing good training habits. In this post I will cover some important background information about the behavioral science around habit formation and maintenance. The second post (look for it next month) in this series is where I will share with you my own personal journey in applying these scientific principles (and a free mobile app) to keep myself on track.

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Feb 04

Inside the Mind of a “Bad Guy”

By Joel Williams | Food for Thought , Krav Maga

Do you really think you can spot someone who means you harm? Most of us cannot, for various reasons. By the time you do figure it out, a would-be attacker is already several steps ahead of you… Gavin de Becker and Rory Miller are widely regarded as thought leaders when it comes to understanding the emotional and psychological nature of violence; how to prevent it, and how to react to it. While there is some overlap in the highly useful information they provide, they also have very unique perspectives and guidance on how to prevent violence, what to do if you find yourself in real danger, and how to deal with the aftermath of an attack. In this article I highlight their individual contributions to this knowledge base and share some of the most important points I have taken away from their writings, lectures and publications.

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Dec 29

Giving Back to the Community – A School Owner/Instructor’s Impact

By Joel Williams | Food for Thought , Instructors , Krav Maga

Dustin Koppel and his wife, Bethany Koppel, own and operate a full-time “brick and mortar” martial arts school (National Martial Arts) in Oak Ridge, TN. Dustin is also a Krav Maga instructor for Global Martial Arts University. They are doing amazing work in their local community while also running a successful business. Are you an owner or instructor at a martial arts school? Would you like to learn more about the essential elements for “doing good” while also promoting your business? If so, then read on!

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Dec 21

The Abundance Projects: A Year of Giving (2018 Review)

By Michael Hodge | Food for Thought

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As we close out this year, I have nothing but deep gratitude to you and to all. We were able to publicly prove the efficacy of the abundance mindset once more. This year we were able to donate twice as much as last year! Do good, receive good in return, share your extras, plant more seeds of prosperity, see the cycle continue.

What are The Abundance Projects?

Instead of scraping every last penny of profit out of the organization (the Global Martial Arts University and Black Belt at Home), or reinvesting purely in our own growth – we’ve chosen a different path. If you didn’t know, we donate a portion of our monthly proceeds to people and projects in need. This is not about getting some tax deduction or trying to look good. We don’t usually publicize the donations or seek some sort of charitable spotlight.

What we do, is pass along the abundance to people in great need – so that a virtuous cycle can continue. Pass it forward, if you will.

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