Chinese martial arts, meditation, academia, and longevity

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A primary component of martial arts training for centered, calm, and peaceful thinking in an often high stress world is meditation.  A right state of mind in a resilient fashion helps to cope with adversity in performance training, street combat, or everyday life.  Meditation is a relaxed mental skill with focused attention which improves with practice.  Regular meditation promotes a peaceful, calm, and resourceful preparation to face the challenges of life.  The teaching technique of the focus of the mind accompanied with martial arts training may be used to increase martial arts power and promote recuperation (Wang, 2014).  Mental training skills may be developed and applied by earning a black belt in Chinese Kenpo, being a sport karate fighter, running marathons, or, designing and completing academic assignments.  The positive benefits of meditation on peak sports performance, academic pursuits, and lessons in life are progressively learned and applied throughout life.

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NFL Hypocrisy on Display in Scotland and Greenland

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There is not a more unlikely spot on the globe than Qaqortoq, Greenland to explore the hypocrisy of the National Football League in the group’s absolute scorched earth policy against legal sports betting in the United States. Yet in the two Pisiffik supermarkets in the very small town of about 3,000 in southwest Greenland you can find legalized sports betting and can bet on a multitude of events although NFL pre-season games were not on the many pages of an Oddset “program” which included Real Madrid playing Seville, Bayern Munich hosting Dortmund, along with English Premiership League, Dutch, Finnish, Swedish “football” matches between August 8 and 11.

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Rob Manfred will succeed Bud Selig as Commissioner of Major League Baseball

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Rob Manfred will succeed Bud Selig as Commissioner of Major League Baseball to become one of the most powerful figures in sports. The MLB’s Chief Operating Officer was elected in a 30-0 vote in the sixth ballot by the league’s owners in a closed-door ballroom of a Baltimore hotel. He will take over from Selig on January 25th, who presided MLB for 22 years, two become the league’s tenth commissioner. “We’ve had quite an interesting day, a lengthy day,” Selig said. “We had a significant number of votes, but in the end the vote was unanimous, 30-0. The process is complete.”

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Judge rules in favor of plaintiffs in O’Bannon antitrust case against NCAA

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A federal judge has ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the Ed O’Bannon class-action case, declaring that NCAA rules barring college football and men’s basketball players from being compensated for the use of the names, images and likenesses ”unreasonably restrain trade” and are in violation of antitrust laws.

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8 Ways to Enhance Soccer for Americentric Audiences, and Everyone Else Too!

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As the World Cup glow fades and millions of us find alternative excuses to avoid productive behavior, it is a good time to assess soccer’s future in the United States. Even with the increased media attention and tantalizing growth potential, soccer faces formidable competition from long-entrenched and successful sports enterprises, including MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, and of course the current king-of-the-hill, NFL.

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