• Training To Be Healthy : Part 2

    Fourth, workout 5-6 times a week.  Start your morning with a 20-30 minute walk, jog, shadow box, carenza, and basic mobility work.  It is important to have a morning routine; something to get your blood pumping, oxygenate your body and limber up your joints.  Along with your regular martial arts training you should do some… [More]

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  • Bring up Your Energy

    Without a doubt most people want to have more energy. They want to feel enthusiastic about things to come and excited about what they are doing. Drive, motivation, excitement, energy and total focus are all important to finding personal success. There are many videos, books, podcasts, seminars, and courses. Each giving you the information to… [More]

    Bring up Your Energy
  • Goal Setting

    Summer is finally here and it’s time to start setting your summer training goals! Goal setting is a critical component to training well and requires careful thought and organization. Below is a formula you can use to start setting your goals TODAY: Clearly define your goal. If it involves losing weight, give an amount you… [More]

    Goal Setting
  • What is Meaningful to You?

    People that are at the top of their game, whatever it is, know what is meaningful in their life.  Meaning is a powerful driving force but, how do you know what you find meaningful when asked. High performers worldwide were asked some basic questions about what living the most meaningful life means to them. They… [More]

    What is Meaningful to You?
  • Be Persistent

    The best way out is always through.”  ― Robert Frost For as long as I can remember I have been about the struggle.  When it came to training and pushing myself I didn’t think of it as a struggle. I find meaning in struggle and hard work.  Without a doubt there were many days when… [More]

    Be Persistent

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Be Persistent

The best way out is always through.”  ― Robert Frost For as long as I can remember I have been about the struggle.  When it … [Read More]

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MMA Results: John Castaneda has gone 1 - 1 since April 2018 with Combate Americas, winning his last fight at Combate 35: … [Read More]

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MMA Results: John Castaneda has gone 1 – 1 since April 2018 with Combate Americas, winning his last fight at Combate 35: Combate Estrellas 3 defeating his opponent by an Arm Triangle Choke.  Kazim Kahn Turned pro back in April 2018 and has gone 1 – 2, with his one win coming by unanimous decision […]

Contender Series: John Castaneda Sees Experience as Key to Success

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One of the wonderful by-products of high self-esteem is that you become a “Peak Performer.” Every day you become more aware of your abilities and recognize that opportunities to stretch your capabilities are limitless. You desire change, growth, and challenge, and a healthy self-esteem provides the energy. Peak performers have more than goals, they have […]

Coach Nora started training at The Academy over 6 years ago. Through perseverance and hard work she has earned a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a black rank in Muay Thai. Her commitment to training, coaching, and competing is unprecedented. Her esteemed title of ‘Momma Bear’ was earned through her commitment to the […]

Martial Arts Fitness

Jason grew up in circle pines and, like many people experienced bullying and street fights. These early experiences help build a desire to learn self-defense. When he joined the Academy, he was searching for real life self-defense and fighting techniques. What he got was not only a working knowledge of self defense but also tremendous […]

Jeremy began training in 2013 at the request of his doctor.  His goals were to get in shape and lose weight. To date he has lost over 70lbs by training in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!  In addition, he has found that the martial arts training has helped develop self-confidence and problem solving skills. […]

Another month of training, another month of testing. It was a great night of Muay Thai for our Combat Athlete students and we are so proud of all those that continue to push themselves and consistently put their skills to the test at the end of each month! As a benchmark of sorts, testing is […]

Bellator begins its 10th season February 28th on spike TV. The main draw for this card will be former UFC champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. former Bellator 205lb champion Christian M’pumbu, but this night also kicks off the promotions featherweight tournament where The Academy’s perennial knock out artist Mike “The Marine” Richman looks to be […]