Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 2

This is a follow-up post to an earlier article discussing some basic principles that are applicable across all martial arts and self-defense in general.  This was originally supposed to be a one-and-done article, but as I began to write, more and more principles and concepts began coming to mind – one of the side effects of being in martial arts for nearly two decades.  A blessing and a curse as there’s tons of knowledge stored up in my noggin, but accessing it comes in ebbs and flows. Continue reading “Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 2”

Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 1

Following up on my last post on the topic of martial arts and self defense, I thought it would be prudent to discuss some of the core principles I have learned over the years that strangely seem to get overlooked at most martial arts schools.  Today we are going to cover just some basic concepts that are applicable regardless what style you decide to train in, but in the future we will look at some more specific concepts that you will find interesting. Continue reading “Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 1”

5 Time Saving and Productivity Tips for Guys Running a Family

Lets cut to it, if you’re a married guy with kids, you’re going to have a busy life.  Between getting your kids to school, dealing with work, after school activities, birthday parties and all the other things you have to handle, things can get a little out of control it may seem.  Rather than letting it get to you, you have to come up with ways to override the time constraints you have.  Below are 5 that I use that help me stay on track.

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Anti Dad Bod: Month 1

Last month, I started my Anti-Dad Bod journey.  This post will be a update towards my commitment toward getting into the best shape of my life by my 30th birthday.  I have one month down now and I’m going to report my progress thus far.

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The Triangle of Frame

  1. Frame is fluid and will find its own level when a deficit or a surplus of will is applied to change it. The forces that influence that lack or boost of will is irrelevant – just know that the conditions of an operative framework will shift because of them. -Rollo Tomassi

I write this article as a bit of a field report but more so as a way for me to explain something that can be lost on red pilled men, especially married ones. Frame is something that you must control for yourself, but the frame of your marriage, and who is in control of that frame sets the standard for a healthy or decaying relationship. Continue reading “The Triangle of Frame”

Married Monk Mode

“If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.”

-Dave Ramsey

Many of you in the Red-Pill community are probably familiar with the term Monk Mode, withdrawing from most social interactions and recreational pastimes in order to focus on completing a specific goal.  Many men have utilized this method in order to skyrocket their productivity for short bursts of time, typically anywhere from a week to a month at a time. Continue reading “Married Monk Mode”

Anti-Dad Bod: Baseline

 

Last Monday, I started my Anti-Dad Bod journey.  This post will be a reference point and a baseline towards my commitment toward getting into the best shape of my life by my 30th birthday.  I have one week down now and I’m going to report my progress thus far.

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How to Choose the Best Martial Art for You

As a husband and father, one of your primary duties is the protection of your wife and kids.  Taking care of your body is a good start, but ultimately you should consider learning some form of self-defense.  If you’re with me so far, the next question invariably becomes “Which martial art should I train in?”  If you have ever been on a forum discussing martial arts, you know by now this is not an easy question to answer as everyone has a passionate opinion on the subject.

In this post, I’ll give you a little bit about my martial arts background, some pro’s and con’s on the different styles I’ve studied, and give you a few suggestions to help you determine where you should begin your journey into the arts. Continue reading “How to Choose the Best Martial Art for You”

Anti-Dad Bod: Introduction

I am approaching 30 this year and even at my age I see many husbands and fathers that are fat, weak and aged well beyond their years.  Here at A Kings Castle, we don’t want to ever fall into that group.  A goal I’ve set to reach before my 30th birthday is to put on muscle, then get back down to ~15% body fat.  I’ll map my journey here and keep you guys updated on my progress, but as an introductory post to my first series here, let’s go over why we take the anti-dad bod stance.

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The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 2 – Action

“Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.”
―Ralph Waldo Emerson

In our last article of this series, we discussed how to identify and properly respond to the various shit tests women will sling your way, by adopting a carefree, sometimes flirty attitude.  If you’ve been studying the material provided in the last article, focusing on the subtext that women provide when they talk to you, and keeping your wits about you, you should be starting to get a good grasp on things.  Continue reading “The 12 Levels of Dread: Level 2 – Action”