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A General Misconception About Fighting Part II

brucelee for misconception blogAllow me to lead into this blog with this awesome quote from Bruce Lee. I thought it quite fitting, plus Bruce is the MAN!
So, if you have not read “A General Misconception about Fighting Part 1”, what are you waiting for? It will be worth the read.
If you are not so inclined, here is a recap.
  • There is a big misconception out there that fighting is just two guys beating each other to a pulp.
  • For some people, myself included,  fighting involves training and competing in martial arts such as Muay Thai, mixed martial arts (MMA), Kung Fu, BJJ, boxing….the list goes on.
You see, fighters have a passion for what they do. It is similar to a painter or an artist. The ring is our canvas, the mat is our drawing board. And the competition…
Well, the competition is a fighter’s outlet. It is our self-expression.
My belief is that fighting, in the right form, keeps a person physically and mentally healthy. It allows them to be in harmony with themselves and those around them.
I know this to be true because I have experienced the change myself.
Through the art of fighting, I have experienced many positive changes in my life. Fighting has taught me that no matter how hard things get or how much pain you’re in, never give up; keep pushing forward. You can control your own destiny.
Fighting has pushed me in ways I would have never imagined.  It has taken me to my limits and beyond, both mentally and physically.
I believe fighting can have a positive impact on people’s lives. It is the reason I continue to spread my message.
But how did this idea come about anyway?
The idea came during a time that I was fighting through some of my own demons. I was at a low point and close to giving up.
But then it hit me as I was bummed and sitting on the train on my commute home from work:. “Life is Hard. Fighting is Easy.” So simple, so true.
Sometimes, inspiration comes to you at your lowest points. I now realize that the mind works best when put in tough situations.
But, why is Fighting Easy?
Fighting is Easy is a bold statement,   I know.  But let’s take a look at LIFE.
Life poses many challenges.  Poor health, poverty, taxes, jobs, traffic, people (getting on your nerves…).  The list goes on. Many of these things we can’t control.
They are irritating, infuriating, they drive people to alcohol, drugs, overeating and violence, which I consider different from fighting.
On a side note, most fighters avoid these vices because he (or she) knows it will not help towards their ultimate goal.
 
Now, Fighting, as I see it, is something that you can control. When you face off with your opponent, all those life troubles fade away.
You know all you have to do is fight. That’s it. It’s simple. You control what happens (in the ring) and it ends in victory or defeat.
My last point, before I wrap this up, is that people fight everyday without even realizing it.
When you see a political debate on TV, it is nothing more than a fight with words. In business, there is a continuous fight to stay ahead of the competition.
People fight depression, disease and other physical and mental illnesses.
In history, the people who have fought the hardest for what they believe are the people we respect the most. Martin Luther King. Jr., comes to mind.
If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. So, then let me end with this.
If you are dedicated to what you believe in, you will fight for it and this fight becomes easy. In the end, we are all Fighters. End.
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Life is Hard. Fighting is Easy. would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Look out for big things for the new year including motivational insights, technique breakdowns, fitness ideas, workouts, training videos and possible online personal training services.

We at Fighting is Easy want to see you reach your goals! Here is a bit of advice…

Don’t set New Year’s Resolutions for 2016. Set realistic goals throughout the year and continuously work to achieve them.

Also, here is a Christmas Day workout you can do if you are stuck in the house for the day.

Dont forget I am a CPT and Muay Thai specialist. I am always looking for new clients to help reach their goals. Let’s get ready to kickoff 2016 with a bang!

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Hello and welcome to my blog!

My name is John, aka ‘Luda’, which was my nickname when I used to fight.  I am a lover of Muay Thai, BJJ and student of all martial arts.

I am a Certified Personal Trainer and Muay Thai Coach with over 10 years experience in the sport. I am also a husband and brand new dad!  In this blog I will share my theories and opinions on martial arts, inspirational stuff, training advice,  pictures, videos, random thoughts on life (remember Life is Hard. Fighting is Easy) plus much more!

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Origins of Life is Hard. Fighting is Easy.TM

“The meaning of Life is Hard. Fighting is Easy.TM is that life can be a struggle.
But, if you find a passion for that one thing that makes you happ
y, whatever that passion is, it will be easy.

The day-to-day and more serious struggles in life can weigh a person down.
Life in itself is a struggle for some people.
Finding the one thing in life that makes the person happy can make everything easy.
For me, that one thing is literally fighting.”
John “Luda” Cumper