MAD 2020 COVID 19 UPDATE
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”--Aristotle
As we, as a people and a planet face the daunting and unprecedented challenges of the COVID 19 pandemic, it stands as an extremely stark reminder of just how important our health is. Across the globe, people are confronting very frightening and very real threats to their health and well being.
First and foremost, my MAD Team and I would like to wish our entire MAD family, their loved ones and their communities the very best of health and the resilient strength to continue to forge ahead to collectively build a healthy resolution to this formidable challenge.
Second, we would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU, to all of the amazingly brave “Essential Workers” who’s bold commitment to dutifully perform their jobs on a daily basis is allowing us all to navigate our daily lives as safely and healthily as possible.
Third, we want to assure all our MAD athletes that although we are on a temporary hiatus and we can not work together in person right now, it is temporary and we will be back. Together.
Though we undoubtedly will be faced with new challenges and new regulations, we will return to doing what we love to do: “training the way we compete!” So to all our MBS (Mind, Body & Skill), IPC (Institute of Physical Culture), our MAD Teams & Combines Crews, be well, stay strong and get ready.
Your MAD team is continuing to hone its skills and preparing to be ready for you.
Lastly, I would like to quote one of my old martial art teachers and dear friend, Allen Joe, would often say: “train yourself first”.
Allen was both a very close friend and a student of the legendary Bruce Lee and would often quote him to us, his students, during our training.
This quote was especially impactful because it emphasized the responsibility students had to themselves, their classmates and their martial arts family.
It simply means, that if you commit to training to be your best you then will be able to give your students and your fellow classmates the very best version of you and thus have a greater impact on their development as well your own.
With that said, enclosed is our MAD Daily Health Survey (Click Here). It is a simple health check list that our athletes use daily to help them stay on track to be the healthiest version of themselves.
So “train yourself first!” By taking great care of your health, you will also be helping take great care of our health too! Stay well and see you soon.
All the best,