When being under stress is beneficial

In Blog, Monkey Jits, Off The Mats by Vince

What is it about martial arts which involve a struggle between the internal (against yourself/memory/timing/instinct/courage/fear/stress, etc.) and the external (your training partner/their skill/ movement/knowledge/the unknown/the unpredictability, etc.) that attracts us? Others may discover this struggle via yoga, lifting weights, learning a new skill and having to take an examination, etc. but nothing quite replicates and authenticates this experience via a …

Statistically speaking…

In Blog, Off The Mats by Vince

Why do I do what I do? I’ve been an observer of life where I live for a while. While I’m out and about I also see others busy with their day and they are busily multitasking (i.e. riding their bikes and texting on their phones at the same time), being digital zombies or detached from the rest of the …