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Friday 09/28 – Time for you – How does Chemistry help routine building

Here are are a set of suggestions from an interesting article (1), a study on making use of our less lazy corticals (2) and seeing  Krav Maga Self-Defense for All People (3) as a potential source to improve balance and cognitive functions preventing the age decline effect :
  1. Add the new habit at the end or beginning of an installed routine and start small, imagine that you meditate in the morning, add 5 to 10 minutes of technical work and then expand for the double over the course of 4 to 6 weeks ( it will stick)
  2. When there is a period on the day that is or feels clumsy, add movement to it, you can use chairs stretches, although I prefer a simple sparring routine where the chair is the focal point and we can move around, in and out ( make sure the meeting room door is closed)
  3.  Use follow along routines or audios so that is really easy to do things
  4. Get judgment out of the way and focus on the doing – this means it is better to have 3 days done at 50% of your intensity then 1 day where you gave it all.
Next week October 18 is here and I’m making this month focused on the ground program –

1)you will learn how to fall, roll and get up,

2)plus what to do if you have an opponent on top of you either striking or choking

Last note before the weekend – See the charity we support and many thanks to all our Kravists for their contributions to the work being done with Veterans. Have a great week and keep training Krav Maga – Self-Defense for All People GE
Descending knife vs side kick

Descending knife vs sidekick

Sources: (1)  Retrieved from and adapted by myself with Krav Maga Self-Defense approach – How To Make Time For Exercise — Even on Your Craziest Days A new study shows choosing to be active is a lot of work for our brains. Here are some ways to make it easier – by Nora Battelle, Multimedia Staff Writer at Thrive Global – (2) This gives us a chance every day: “…”These results suggest that additional cortical resources were required to counteract an attraction to sedentary behaviors” from Avoiding sedentary behaviors requires more cortical resources than avoiding physical activity: An EEG study, Boris Cheval, Eda Tipura, Nicolas Burra, Jaromil Frossard, Julien Chanal, Dan Orsholits, Rémi Radel, Matthieu P. Boisgontier, Neuropsychologia,Volume 119,2018,Pages 68-80,ISSN 0028-3932, 3) I’m considering Krav Maga a “hard discipline” as opposition a “soft discipline” like Tai-Chi so the study results should be applicable since the methods used in Karate, Judo, Aikido (Technical sessions, medium to a high intensity of movement practice, combat practice with light to full contact sparring) are comprehensive near. Please see : Health benefits of hard martial arts in adults: a systematic review, Journal of Sports Sciences, 36:14, 1614-1622,  by Sandra Origua Rios, Jennifer Marks, Isaac Estevan & Lisa M. Barnett (2018) – DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2017.1406297