Last Updated on September 26, 2014.
There are several exercise routines available to the public and many people take advantage of the propaganda that they see on infomercials and via social media. Although few individuals may achieve results, a majority of people end up quitting after a while due to a plateau in their exercise program because they are no longer progressing, they lack motivation or there is a weakness in the information available beyond that exercise program. At Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts (TSMMA) of Vails Gate, students achieve results because it encompasses the total package of what a personal trainer, nutritionist, and motivational life coach would provide.
If you have had the pleasure of training with Sensei Jose Montes, then you are familiar with the inspirational and insightful speeches he delivers after his kickboxing classes. One of my favorites is his descriptive directions on how a samurai sword is made. An actual samurai sword is brought onto the mat and used as a prop to display the beauty of its appeal. “The steel is put through alternating temperatures of extreme heat and cold, and repeatedly beaten and folded into layers to mold the steel into the desired shape and design. The entire process is lengthy and arduous due to the constant repetitive nature of forging the steel.” At first, one would imagine that Sensei Montes is simply showing off his handling skills of the magnificent weapon. But then he pauses for a moment and explains the significance of the artistry and journey that a simple block of steel must endure to become something so majestic and powerful.
Sensei Montes captivates the students in his kickboxing classes by explaining how we become stronger, sharpened human beings with a commanding presence such as that of a treasured samurai sword.
“We represent the block of steel,” says Montes. “It is the constant beating, extreme pressure and varying temperatures that represent our everyday struggles.” Sensei Montes captivates the students in his kickboxing classes by explaining how we become stronger, sharpened human beings with a commanding presence such as that of a treasured samurai sword. It is achieved by overcoming frequent adversity and allowing ourselves to work through life’s struggles to become profound, accomplished individuals.
At Tiger Schulmann’s Mixed Martial Arts of Vails Gate, the students achieve results through an intense cardio exercise routine, nutritional guidance and personable training from an expert instructor. In addition, the motivation that Sensei Jose Montes provides in his kickboxing classes is an extra perk that is not available with other exercise programs. The kickboxing classes itself are enough to do the job and help shed pounds and tone up, but when an extra push is needed on those days when life takes its toll, Sensei Montes is available to his students to offer information, encouragement and guidance towards achieving and maintaining excellence.
By Lauren Rose
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