Heritage: Mettle Maker #271

I promised the new brand would drop on 8/7 and here it is:

The non-profit has been renamed Heritage Arts, Inc. And as of today, all of my projects are being run for free under the Heritage Arts banner.

Cabal Fang is now Heritage Self-Defense. The program has been streamlined, improved, and is better than ever! Any and all fitness content that wasn’t martial-arts-relevant has been moved into the new Heritage Fitness program.

Bobcat Martial Arts has been dissolved. The martial arts material has been folded into to the Heritage Self-Defense program, and the outdoor skills material has been spun off into a dedicated nature appreciation and survival program called Heritage Wildwood.

The old temple space has been renamed St. Barachiel Chapel. Starting soon, church services will be broadcast online from the Chapel.

My YouTube channel has been renamed Heritage Arts, I’ll be getting a new “@heritageartsinc.com” email address, this blog will eventually be moved to the Heritage Arts website, and I’m sure there will be more cascading affects that I haven’t even realized yet.

Onward and upward!

Heritage: Mettle Maker #271

Warm-up before training.  To avoid injuries, warm-up thoroughly for at at least 8 minutes before you train. Do about 4 minutes each of (a) jogging, jumping rope, or similar activity, and (b) light calisthenics.  Martial artists should do 8 minutes of MBF.  

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    Self-Defense: A grappling fitness constitutional, pyramid-style. Set timer for 8 mins.  Climb the pyramid until it timer beeps (1 of each, 2 of each, 3 of each, etc.).  Finish the set you’re on and then descend.  We did this one at the club Thursday night and it took us about 15 minutes.  Exercises as follows: Russian Squats, Hip Throws (w/ heavy bag), Shots, Crunch ‘n’ Punch, Push-ups, Prisoner Get-ups, and Shoulder Roll.
  2. Fitness: The 100 Bodybuilder challenge.  Complete 100 10-count Bodybuilders in under 20 minutes.  My record is 13:15.  What’s a 10-count Bodybuilder?  Jumping Jack (1,2), squat down (3), shoot feet back to plank position (4), Push-up (5,6), feet apart (7), feet together (8), hop feet back to squat position (9) and stand up (10).
  3. animal print holliday lakeWildwood: Tracking exercise. Find or clear a patch of dirt at least a couple of feet across.  Put a piece of fruit — a grape, slice of apple, etc. — in the center and leave it.  Come back tomorrow and examine the area.  What took it?  Pro-tips: choose muddy ground or moisten it with a hose if its in your yard.  And if you can make it back at sunrise you might be able to get more information by getting to the west of the location and looking at the surrounding area with the light reflecting off the dew by the light of the sun. 
  4. Spirit: Write a prayer and say it every hour.  When you’re faced with a trouble or difficulty — a work goal, a personal challenge, an addiction, a stressful situation, an unfolding calamity, a death in the family, etc. — an hourly prayer will help.  It doesn’t have to be fancy, lengthy, or poetic.  When I was struggling with how to solve all of the issues, goals and stressors surrounding the Heritage program, I said the following prayer every hour for a couple of days straight: “Heavenly Father, help me to remember that every human activity is an opportunity to usher Christ into the world, that I might bring forth Christ in my every thought, word, desire and deed.  Through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever, Amen.”   

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