I wrote an article a while back here on how to improve your fat loss results. There were some opposing views in the comments section, mainly in regards to whether or not men should go fast or go slow when beginning their fitness journeys. My article proposed the more moderate approach, whereas several comments disagreed and thought that a more aggressive approach was better. Today I’m going to address this. Continue reading “How Your Life Experiences Impact Your Fitness Success”
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 10”
Okay, okay, I will admit that this article headline is a bit clickbaity, but the subject we’re talking about is indeed valuable (dubious titles aside).
Today we’re discussing probably the most powerful backhanded insult you can give either your wife or LTR. The reason it is so powerful is because it works on multiple levels, eliciting both positive and negative feelings. Continue reading “The Backhanded Insult That Will Fix Your Marriage”
We promote the go get it, kill it in every aspect of life attitude around here. We’re committed to being the best fathers, leaders, husbands and also being fit physically, mentally and socially. I’ve noticed at times that we can get wrapped up in this, after all its who we are, and there are times that you have to take a step back, laugh at life, and just run on auto pilot for a bit. Today I’ll speak about taking that needed time to recuperate and what you can do to recharge when you’ve been hustling your ass off. Continue reading “Remembering To Be Human”
Aikido, like all martial arts, devotes a lot of time to focus on the individual. However, unlike most martial arts, whose sole focus is on the physical, Aikido spends much more time on the mental and spiritual aspects. Whether or not you believe in chi, life forces, etc, softer styles like Aikido offer a unique perspective not just on the individual, but to your entire life.
One exercise we do from time to time is a little something called Unbendable Arm. Continue reading “A Slight Change of Focus”
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.
Continue reading “Tough Love”
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”
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”
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”
“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.”
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”