Way of the Warlord: Phase 2 Update

Last week we continued our new Way of the Warlord program here at A Kings Castle.  This is designed to be an interactive physical, mental, and martial arts program where the authors of the site give out a two week challenge to the readers to better ourselves and become better men.  Today’s post is the mid point update where we will share our questions, triumphs, difficulties, and advice.

Week Two Update

Last week’s challenge was:

Physical: Deadlift Challenge

Mental:Wall Kicks



The Deadlift challenge was a brutal thing but I got through it twice this week. It is NOT for the faint of heart.  By the 7th or 8th minute you’re really burning and working up a sweat.  My back and legs were on fire.  If any of you did this, let me know how it went.  I want to do it 3 times next week.


My goal to work on handling stress better.   My company was giving me what seemed to be a ton of shit tests.  I sacked up and got my shit done.  At one point I thought I was going to get fired, but it turns out they were prepping me for a promotion!  I think I handled myself calmly and efficiently. Im going to work on this even more next week.



Where are you guys in the challenge?  This post is just an update so its kind of short but I’d love to hear your guys input.  The whole goal of this is to get us interacting and helping each other reach our goals.

Stay determined and check in when you’re having an issue or a hard time staying on track.  Drop a comment on your progress!


J. Nyx

Author: Jnyx

J. Nyx is a father of three and co-owner of akingscastle.com. He understands that there is something missing in the community and that you can be a traditional, masculine man in our current age as well as a dedicated leader of your family.