“The medal from an old grappling tournament will not serve me today, but the
courage I developed in its acquisition will. By investing in yourself, by using all
endeavors as a vehicle to shape who we are, we exist in the present moment
with a lifetime of growth behind us. I have loved many vehicles throughout the
years, Jiu Jitsu more than any other, but the vehicle has, and always will, be a
distant second to the driver.”
― Chris Matakas, The Tao of Jiu Jitsu
Meet the Listener Segment:
Marty speaks with Louis Martin, author of the Book "The True Believers"
Dave Kovar is a very accomplished martial artist and martial arts business coach. He’s the founder of Kovar Systems and Kovar’s Satori Academies, and is one of the rare individuals who’ve achieved a black belt in 10 martial arts, including BJJ. He’s a prolific author and has produced countless video, online, and written series on curriculum, teaching, business systems, and In 2010, was received the Martial Arts Industry Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
In this interview he discusses running a martial arts business, his journey through the arts, the early days of jiu Jitsu, Kovar systems, the Satori Alliance, his new podcast, savoring the moments of your life, the importance of habits, his hobbies off the mat, having a plan and starting your day on purpose, the value of sticking with one art and the value with training multi arts, being a father, s parring 50 rounds on his 50th birthday, etc...
Brief Moments of Clarity Book
Dad’s Toolbox for Better Parenting Book
Satori Lifestyle Podcast
Make a Difference/Make an Impact Segment:
Quote: “Trade your expectations to appreciation and your whole world changes in an instant."
Marty talks about expectations and appreciation/gratitude…..