Tough Love

Over the weekend my son got upset over a game he was playing.  I decided that he had enough and shut it down.  I could see tears welling up in his eyes.  He’s 10 years old and I remember that at that age crying was not an option.  I told him “stop crying, you’re too old for that.”  in an assertive but not overly loud tone.  He looked at me with that look that I think most boys give their fathers when they realize that I’m not going to coddle or comfort him.  Its a look of respect, fear, and maybe even a slight bit of anger.  The whole interaction got me thinking about how and when to show your children that you aren’t the one they come crying to for comfort over every little thing.  Today, I’ll share my experiences and thoughts on the matter.

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Great Men of History

I am an avid student of history. I love trying to get inside the minds of people in the past and try to understand why they do what they do and I love to draw the parallels to today and try to learn from it. The old saying “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it” is true. If you don’t learn from other’s mistakes, you will just have to learn from your own. Continue reading “Great Men of History”

A New Way To Support AKC

In the ongoing effort to find ways to support A King’s Castle without annoying our readers, we are going to be experimenting with using a cryptominer on our site. The best part is that there are going to be no annoying ads and you have to do absolutely nothing besides read our site and comment! The cryptominer will use some of your spare CPU power to mine Monero in the background. Just by having our site open you will help us out tremendously. We have it throttled back so it shouldn’t slow down your computer, but if it causes any problems just click the stop button for the miner on the right sidebar. Continue reading “A New Way To Support AKC”

Way of the Warlord: Phase 9 Update

This week we continue with our 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. Continue reading “Way of the Warlord: Phase 9 Update”

When You Must Regress In Order To Progress

“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.”

-Winston Churchill

Oftentimes, when we are trying to improve something, we reach a plateau that seems impossible to surpass.  No matter how hard we try, the wall blocking our path sometimes seem impenetrable.  The frustration sits in and many either give up or throw themselves against the wall with reckless abandon. Continue reading “When You Must Regress In Order To Progress”

Why the First 6 Weeks of a Goal Matter

I was speaking yesterday with WB Fitness about how my initial fat loss has slowed and my first taste of 2018 gains are starting to show, but I can feel the sting of routine, aka my body getting used to the workouts, rearing its ugly head.  Ultimately WB told me that our goal is to get ready for summer and that its only mid-winter and we’ve only been on a program for 6 weeks.  I started thinking about how when you start something, its ultimately around the 6 week mark that things change and how this translates into other aspects of life. Today I’ll explain my findings and how to apply yourself depending on the situation.

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Every Day Matters

At church last Sunday, we had a guest preacher speak to us regarding following the teachings of the Bible.  While I was listening,  I was struck by a secondary message that was part of his sermon, but also applicable to all aspects of a man’s life: Every day matters.

To be quite honest, I would have passed over this little piece of his sermon if I had not heard the exact same message the previous day at my Taekwondo testing, albeit formatted differently to fit the audience. Continue reading “Every Day Matters”

Protein Packed Poultry Meal Prep

Getting your protein macros hit, especially for guys doing weight training is key towards building the body of your dreams.  Sure you can go buy a ton of supplements, but I personally prefer the old school way, through eating a ton of good, quality foods.  Today I’ll share my recent go to meal prep that hits high on the macros, and low on the wallet.

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Celebrating AKC’s First Birthday

From Jak

Yes ladies and gentlemen, today marks A King’s Castle’s first full year up and running on the interwebs and what a year it has been!

I’m going to be honest with you.  When J. Nyx and I first thought up the idea of creating A King’s Castle, I knew we were onto something big, but I had no idea that we would explode the way we did in just one year! Continue reading “Celebrating AKC’s First Birthday”

Way of the Warlord: Phase 9

This week we continue with our 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. Continue reading “Way of the Warlord: Phase 9”