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When I first began searching for the answer to “How to Fight like Jason Bourne”, I encountered so many theories, and bs explanations that it just literally pissed me off. It wasn’t until I looked at the movies, background info on the movie as well as interviews, that it was finally revealed, the martial art used in the Bourne movies was: Filipino Kali. Now filipino kali has many different variations of itself including Arnis, Escrima, Sayok, Silat and many more. But the EXACT style used in the Bourne movies was the Inosanto Lacoste style, which implements 26 different styles of Kali. Very few places teach this. I was lucky enough to find one in my area (New York City). It’s called Andersons Martial Arts Academy. You see in the movies, the fight scenes were choreographed by a man named Jeff Imada, who was trained by Dan Insanto, founder of the art (Inosanto Lacoste) and
ect… Do you remember how in the first movie (Bourne Identity). you do it quickly and finish the opponent/s ASAP. Jason used a pen as a weapon while facing an assassin in his home? Or how about in the second movie where Jason rolled up a magazine and used it against a knife fighter? Remember the third movie. As far as weapons go.protege of the great Bruce Lee himself. you’d also use with a knife. and are tuned to be applied to weapons and empty hand combat. The genius behind Kali is art in motion. whatever Bourne did. pipes. If you remember in the movies. The amazing thing about Kali is that you learn a certain set of moves which apply to every weapon movement. Essentially the art can completely destroy your opponent and even kill them. but adds in very dirty aspects such as nerve breaking. So in other words. keys. but once you do. metal antennas. Kali is probably the BEST art for learning how to use and defend . How Kali Works: Filipino Kali is primarily a weapons based art. triceps and other areas of the body as well as breaking joints using very dangerous moves that can be excecuted in pretty much any situation. but the techniques are designed to destroy the opponent/s. when it comes down to it. particually street fights. destroying limbs in the biceps. books. It can be applied for self defense situations. This is not a competitive art. This art emphasises more boxing. pen. you may either attack or defend & then attack. In other words. People are trained to perform a series of certain types of movements which increase reflexes. including: Pens. It uses anything from sticks and knives to any prop you can pick up and wield. Overall the idea behind Kali is to finish your opponent as quickly as possible. the same movements you’d use with a stick for example. Close Quarters Combat: Kali also has an empty hand art known as “Panantukan”. pencils. ect… Empty Hand Kali. he did it FAST. where Jason used a candle holder and book to injure his enemy? With Filipino Martial Arts. all of these things you saw are possible . Youtube videos & breakdowns of the fight scenes can be found below.
and tutorials. Jeff Imada clearly states “The type of martial arts we’re using in the Bourne films have been basically a background in filipino kali. as well as Muay Thai. I wanted to find a school in my area (New York City as I mentioned before). BJJ and Jeet Kune Do (another add-on style used in the Bourne movies. I found 2 which capture 2 fight scenes in the trilogy. Kali is hands-down the best art for weapons self defense. The executions are very fast and proven in combat. .” So let’s break it down. Breaking Down The Moves In The Bourne Movies Part I: As you can see in the video. One thing I want to add for those of you reading this who do live in New York City or near it. ect… My experience with Kali: When I found out what art was used in the movies. which taught it. Karate teaches limited techniques that may not always work in a real life situation. sticks. choreographer of the Bourne movies.) I’ve been there for over a year now. i’m still nowhere near THAT level. although the school does teach MMA. In that time. The point is. It bascially takes care of your opponent as quickly as possible. knives. the school is run by a man named Dan Anderson. The only school as I mentioned earlier which teaches the Inosanto Lacoste style of Kali. but most of them are very limited. including panatukan in the New York City area is Andersons Martial Arts Academy. It’s not for competitive fights like MMA because many of the moves would be illegal and are geared towards street fighting. who was Dan Inosanto’s student (The same man who was trained by Bruce Lee and taught Jeff Imada. I will admit. I immedietly wanted to learn it.against weapon attacks. the explanations of these fight scenes will give you an idea of how Kali works if you are interested in learning it. A 10 year MMA veteran tries to stop a knife attack only to be stabbed 11 times in 4 seconds. a little bit of Bruce Lee’s stuff tied in. very similar to Krav Maga. Many arts teach weapons self-defense. i’ve learned a great deal about the art and am finally able to look back on the Bourne fights and break down almost every move seen there. this art is very dangerous and effective. Although I found videos. Although I cannot go into too many details. For instance check out youtube and type in Human Weapon Krav Maga. Most of them are mixed or have crappy music playing in the background. be it bats. Granted. It’s difficult to find videos of each fight scene.
Remember. The fight begins when the Assassin (Castel is his name I believe).Breaking Down The Moves Part II: The Fight Scenes! There are 3 primary fights in the Bourne trilogy. After you finish watching the video. I apologize if some of them are not the best quality. the emphasis of these videos is to help show you how Kali works and how it is utilized in the movies. —————————————————————————————————— ——————————————————————————- Scene I: Bourne faces off against a dangerous assassin. I finally found the fight scene from the 1st Bourne movie! In addition I found another cool thing you may like: This scene is cut from a scene organizer. breaks through the window with an automatic and . you can select other scenes in the Bourne Identity movie menu including other fight scenes.
However. . then smacking the guy away. or block the attack and hit the person in the neck with your other arm. the way in which he does it is FAR too risky. which Bourne counters. you’ll see the motions seem like a dance. the idea here in theory works. this may be your only open. Although he fails. Notice how he simultaneously blocks the attacker’s knife hand while punching him in the face. Castel then takes out a knife and the fight continues into Bourne’s office. Bourne catches him. The fighting style here is pure Kali. Afterwards. Bourne disarms the opponent by elbowing him in the shoulder.opens fire. preferably a stick and swing towards the arm with the knife to disarm it. but rarely in practice. the basic idea here is that they attempt to injure one another using elbows and chops to the neck in a “dance” type motion in which they try to pass each others guard (the arms). Castel kicks Bourne down after which Bourne kicks the opponent away. I have a few issues with it. but fails as Bourne frees himself. either run. Which the moves Bourne uses are meant deflect the energy of the opponent and catch the arm which holds the knife. The fight continues as both men in stand up mode trade combos. However everything else Bourne does here is gold. they both fall to the ground and begin struggling to gain control of the weapon. but if you slow it down. the other swings around to deliver the blow. in Kali cases. moving it out of the way while trying to hit the opponent with their left arm. Also the fact that Jason keeps his arms below his throat also disturbs me. get a weapon of similar or bigger size. For one we are always told that in the presence of a knife attack. Now although the fight from here seems VERY professional. with their right arm. then catches the knife arm and attempts to disarm it. However if you’re in a situation where you have NO choice but to fight. buying you a split second to run or catch the knife arm and disarm the opponent. This only occurs for seconds. breaking bones or using your elbow to inflict serious damage. The motion is VERY quick and appears in a circular motion. with your wrists facing you to avoid your arteries being cut. However in this scene. the odds of pulling this off are slim to none. Although you may not see most of the moves. you always keep you arms higher than your head to avoid your face or throat being cut. the Assassin counters with a secondary block and attempts to counter Bourne’s attack with his own. no matter how well you’re trained. but is unsuccessful. When it comes to empty hand Kali. one of the main goals is to counter your enemy’s attack by bypassing his arms or legs via a swinging motion and getting into close proximity with them in which you then add deadly attacks such as chops to the neck. A fighter well versed in Kali would parry (which means block the jab in a motion that deflects the attacking arm) with either hand. but are meant for deadly damage. In Kali. A better way to illustrate this is by picturing an enemy trying to jab you with say their left hand which is traditional. I’ve been studying Kali for over a year and never is this recommended. Castel tries to choke Bourne. as Bourne tries to do just that. As one arm parries.
knife combat specifically. magazines rolled up hurt alot used correctly. they can cause disorientation to occur. The fight continues. during Kali training. we primarily use magazines to represent knives. This works well and after Bourne stabs the enemy. after which he takes him down. The battle turns into a knife vs knife type fight. At Andersons Martial Arts Academy. and breaking his leg and arm. But as you can that isn’t stopping him! The fight begins with the assassin trying to choke out Bourne. . It does hurt alot if used correctly. deflects the enemy’s weapon arm buying him a split second to stab it with his pen. I can personally vouch for them working. They can be used as a weapon. until Bourne finally finishes off the tired enemy by gaining control of his arm. Bourne gets away and the Assassin gets a knife. —————————————————————————————————— —————————————————————————— Scene II: Bourne faces off against an assassin whose hands are tied. he catches the opponent in a wrist lock. where Bourne basically awaits the attacker to attempt to hit him.Bourne after falling then takes a pen (as an equalizer) and uses that to fight Castel. When hit in the head. Believe it or not. while Bourne rolls up a magazine to represent a weapon.
It involves nerve and joint destructions. In this case the magazine is used as an equalizer to make the fight seem like a knife vs knife battle. Bourne disarms the opponent and moves into a choke hold with the towel similar with a move similar to the previous fight scene. This move is also practiced in Akido. believe me. everything is a weapon. The fight moves into mano mano (empty hand vs empty hand in kali terms). I’ve never used a book before to be honest. you really feel helpless and are pretty much at your opponents mercy. Remember in Kali. I’ve been in a similar hold. or in this case. where the assassin catches Bourne in a choke hold using the rope and his legs. manages to get up and uses a book to choke Desh. Probably my favorite out of all the fights. . Mostly paring here which involves countering your armed attackers hand until you can catch them in a vulnerable spot. The idea is to catch the arm. The ONLY way to get out of that situation is to get an arm between the rope and your neck and punch your way out. only with a stick. you literally feel helpless and paralyzed. you can either fall to the ground or fly off as Bourne did here. Finally the fight gets to the ground. When caught in this situation. Bourne falls to the ground. —————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————— Scene III: Bourne vs Desh. If you don’t fall to the ground or fly into the air. Again when put in this choke hold. into a wrench lock technique that takes away the use of the weapons arm. hit the opponent and use that moment to move into a wrench lock in order to control the opponent’s arm in order to disarm the weapon. but a knock to the throat hurts and I would imagine it hurts ALOT with a book.The whole point of the magazine explanation is to show you how anything can be used as a weapon in Kali. Bourne attempts to control the opponent. your wrist will break. It works. This is a move straight out of Panatukan (Empty hand Kali). Bourne also puts Desh in the same writst lock at 0:39 . The fight then turns into a knife vs empty hand where very quick empty hand vs knife techniques are shown within seconds. After disarming Desh. Afterwards the fight moves into the bathroom where Desh uses a shaving knife while Bourne uses a towel (which can be used to disarm weapons). Desh goes for a Jeet Kun do wrist lock that involves grabbing the hand of the opponent (4 fingers on the palm and your thumb on the pinky knuckle of your opponent) and twisting it (when done correctly and fast. Also notice the wrench move Bourne uses on Desh at 0:36 seconds.
the reader. 2010 § 73 comments Previously The Utterly Ultimate Complete Guide to Jason Bourne Jason Bourne. choreographer or the Bourne Movies. This website is going to take the martial arts world by storm. updates to this site. The ultimate man. self defense and more. want to learn The Inosanto Lacoste style of Filipino Kali. As I mentioned before. why not study it? With me personally. The website will include tutorials and training videos ranging all the way from beginner to advanced which will help those who dont have access to Kali schools learn the system from the comfort of their own home for a very cheap price. there is a free newsletter available for this blog created by Andersons Martial Arts Academy which will help you get started for free in the world of martial arts. Now that you know the fight style used in the movies and saw that it can be learned and used. tricks and gadgets to complete his missions. The newsletter will include tips. I highly recommend Andersons Martial Arts Academy. hence the reason I was able to break down the fight scenes.So there you have it! The fight scenes broken down. Again they are realistic and you can learn them too. If you live in the New York City area. student of Dan Inosano (founder of the Inosanto Lacoste style) and trainer of Jeff Imada. I’m sorry if I wasn’t able to explain them more clearly. self defense or how to improve your self confidence. I am VERY glad I started learning it at my school. and training tutorials to get you started on your own and not wait for anyone else. If you’ve ever been curious to learn about Kali. . The trained assassin who has an arsenal of strength. but they are real. How To Learn To Fight Like Jason Bourne. Major Update: Andersons Martial Arts Academy is currently working on an online membership website which teaches all of it’s arts. can soak up as much information on Jason Bourne as possible. Kali. This article aims to dissect the Jason Bourne film trilogy. sign up now and you’ll be glad you did! vThe 55 Master Tricks and Tools of Jason Bourne [How to Be Bourne] (Updated) March 10th. including the Inosanto Lacoste style of Kali. the school was founded by Dan Anderson. you can learn them and use them! I personally learned almost all of these moves at the school I mentioned above. so that you. Details as to the website’s launch will be released soon! In the meantime.
Bourne fights using a type of martial arts that is a combination of Filpino Kali and Jeet Kune Do. 2. 3. The gun The Professor uses throughout the film is a Swiss SIG 550 Sniper.The Bourne Identity The Tools 1. so that he can hear where the soldiers are. When going removing items from his safe deposit box. 5. recovering from his loss of memory. . When attempting to escape from the embassy. 4. which we discover when he opens his safe deposit box. Bourne uses lockers provided by train and bus terminals to stash bags filled with money. This idea of creating caches was also detailed in Emergency. The Tricks 1. 3. a place where the foreign police have no jurisdiction. Bourne uses an American Express Platinum Charge Card. he continues to work out. doing pull-ups. The gun in Bourne’s safe deposit box is a SIG-Sauer SIG Pro SP2009 (9mm) pistol. When Bourne is on the ship. 6. Bourne has a tiny laser projector in his hip that contains his bank account number. I consider it a smart one. Updated: When spotted by foreign police. After Bourne assaults two police officers. entering the embassy of your country might fend them off for a couple minutes.S. weapons and identities he can use. Sometimes. he takes everything except the gun. While some may discount this as a stupid move. he quickly enters the U. etc. carrying a gun with you can draw more attention and/or bring trouble. he grabs an emergency map from the wall. If you are in a foreign country and are being chased by police. then knocks out a soldier and removes his communications device. he ditches his coat to remove potential identifiers. (Thanks Mosh!) 8. 2. 7. The watch Bourne wears throughout the trilogy is a TAG Heuer’s LINK Chronograph. The lesson here is to stay in shape and continue to work out. 4. embassy.
and leave no traces of yourself. hotel. settling on a ballpoint pen.e. The check in. redials to the airport. 15. When Bourne ditches the girl’s car. 16.000 to drive him to Paris. Bourne instructs his companion to look away from the police. In a high action fight in his apartment. You can use this on landlines without call logs. 14. Simple. 10. Bourne rips out several sheets to examine later for links to the person who took a body. the tip here is that you can almost always use large sums of money to get what you need. While I don’t recommend this (most would get suspicious and alert the authorities). or list of visitors is a great source for information. Create dead ends for your followers. taxi service. The re-dial button on the phone is your best friend. (i. when Bourne bribes a morgue worker to see a body. . At a morgue. The point here is to retrace steps and discover agendas. Updated: Bourne pays a girl $20. etc. This is most likely to avoid the confirmation of who is in the car. it is proven a smart move when a police officer says something like. 12. which he uses to stab the assassin with. he reaches around for a makeshift weapon. or if the phone does have a call log. Bourne uses the redial button to discover another lead on his identity. “You’ve been here for 3 hours and you still can’t find a fingerprint!?!”. Use your surroundings! 13. Bourne is an expert of fighting based on his surroundings. he makes sure to wipe down everything. right? (We also see this later in the film. Later.) In the film.) 11. During a high speed car chase.9. you can use that as well.
Bourne copies the SIM card of the agent who received a call from the CIA. “No friends. While he may be mending the broken window. This mention definitely deserves its own “don’t try this at home”. Bourne is placing duct tape over a car window. blowing something up (at a distance) might be a good idea. which is much more discrete. The prop used for this can be found here. 3. Bourne uses a shotgun to blow up a gas tank. or a screen. (Thanks Nick!) 19. In all of the movies. when detained and questioned. Bourne. 2. New: When instructing a friend to lay low he says. or it might be to prevent gun shots from shattering the windows. and landing hard. 20. but you could use something similar. Some may say the law is on his side. Bourne needs to get down the stairs fast. etc. nothing familiar. assuming a sort of poker face. Several flights up. when Bourne uses a cell phone. using a gadget he can then use to listen in on the calls. 21.) More A video on how to fight like Jason Bourne. 18.” This basically sums up what you should do if you want to ditch your identity. Grabbing the nearest dead guy. and this is a smart move . Bourne uses a Siemens ME45 phone. In one scene. 5. says nothing. Here is some more information on the process: the howto and the gadget. Bourne uses a Sig Sauer PRO gun in Moscow. Using a corpse to cushion your fall may not be the closest thing in your situation. New: Bourne attaches a tracking device to a vehicle he suspects after luring agents to his specified location. In a possible future movie. After overpowering two officials. (You might be asking what would be similar to a dead body. he jumps. If you are in need of a distraction. creating a large smoke screen for cover.17. so here are a few suggestions: mattress. he uses a handsfree accessory to talk. he uses a product from CHIPDRIVE and a GSM plugin SIM adapter. The Tricks 1. this may also be just to block the view in. he will most likely use a Bluetooth headset. positioning the cadaver below. Updated: In a fight with another assassin. Bourne uses a Rotring 600 pen. 4. inflatable life raft. When doing this. New: How to Kick Someone’s Ass With Everyday Objects Purchase The Bourne Identity The Bourne Supremacy The Tools 1.
3. He also uses the same bottle to disinfect a gun shot wound. In a particular scene. Bourne accomplishes what he set out to do. New: Bourne uses a prepaid phone card at a phone booth for security and privacy to prevent tracing. 9.for Bourne. be sure to stay away from cords that might be used to strangle you. This is highly illegal. This and this could help. but now you can use everyday objects. 10. Bourne again relies on his surroundings to use a rolled up magazine as a weapon. 5. such as a rolled up paper or a pen. New: In order to kill someone Bourne uses an electrical cord to strangle him. 11. You can use this knowledge to perform similar feats if necessary. 4. After realizing that backup has been called in. New: When looking for a target he thinks is staying in the city. he chooses a location which is set to be the location of a protest march. In fighting another agent. it used sticks. In ancient times. Bourne then steals a car for transportation. then breaks open a gas line to create a makeshift bomb. When he then realizes that his target is wearing a wire. . Bourne hands him a zip tie to use as handcuffs and put them on his wrists in the front and cinch them using his teeth. Bourne uses vodka to disarm one cop in Russia by throwing it in the man’s face. 12. When fighting. and using the protest as a cover. The type of fighting he uses is called Escrima. 6. New: Bourne asks the front desk to call a room (that he knows is already on the phone) so that he can see the room number displayed on the phone. This makes it difficult for surveillance. leaving Bourne a nice exit. something I don’t recommend for even a paper cut. New: Bourne affixes a fake license plate he got from his bag to a car he stole to prevent police from finding him quickly. 8. starts toasting it. Bourne always picks the best possible location. When setting up a meeting place. Bourne places a magazine inside a toaster. New: When trying to temporary restrain another agent. he manages to carry out his mission. looking to speak to her. an old Philippine martial art. Others may think this is stupid. 13. 2. so please read our legal section before learning more. 7. At any rate. he calls the major hotels in the city. it blows up. In minutes. when agents are about to enter the house. he brings her into a room on the subway system to block the wire from broadcasting more.
Ross. The first is to let the agents target someone else. which is basically half of a binocular. and Crossing Borders The Bourne Ultimatum The Tools 1.More Purchase The Bourne Supremacy New: How to Be Jason Bourne: Multiple Passports. Bourne uses a Dual Tone SIG Pro SP2022 in the beginning of the film. by keeping on a path that would not be picked up by the camera. • Bourne has Ross tie his shoe for several minutes. This is done so that the CIA can’t listen to the call (they only have his work and cell lines tapped. He hides his passports behind a photo frame and money behind his desk drawer. The Tricks New: In a car. grabbing what he had hidden around the house. drowning in water. he uses another SIG Pro. a unknown man in a hoodie. • Next. and turn around. In the film. Bourne uses a monocular. then activates it and drops it in his target’s pocket. Bourne buys a pre-paid phone at Waterloo Station. to approach the man. 2. • Bourne coaches Ross on how to stay out of the CCTV’s scanning. to shake the team of agents trying to track him down. Bourne instructs him to move into the station as soon as a bus comes. 3. Bourne gets a good breath of air by swimming to the roof where an air pocket formed. • When calling a journalist who is under agency surveillance. and other than the other guns he removes from agents and officers. in this case. to turn suspicion to the man in the hoodie. This is done to make sure that other agents can’t listen in on the call. Swiss Banking.) • Bourne instructs the journalist to do several things to prevent agents from getting to him. to block the cameras from following him. Bourne instructs the journalist. • New: Bourne begins to start his new life. Bourne calls a co-worker who then let’s the journalist use her phone. • .
Bourne takes a flashlight. (as FYI in the comments pointed out). • New: In order to obtain the voice of a safe’s owner to open a voice activated safe. • Train Like A Secret Agent: Becoming Bond and Bourne Published on 09/16/2010 . and attaches the shining light to the fan. then leaves. and when they are suddenly turned off. like breadcrumbs. evading police. he grabs some clothing off of a clothing line.When ever usually-moving security cameras stop moving. they get detained by police. and wraps it around his hands in order to get over glass covered walls. telling about Americans who are shooting. who completely dismantles her cellphone so that the agency can not track her down via cellular triangulation. is not so much a Bourne trick as a method used by an ex-agent. it usually means that another power is about to do something they don’t want on camera. • New: In Tangiers. which he uses to brutally smash a guy’s head with. Bourne calls the cops. it usually means that they are off.20 comments! . then fires several times to get others to call in. some tape and a fan. • New: In order to turn attention towards a specific door. • Updated: This. he calls him. to create the illusion of someone pacing under a door. he also uses a towel as another improvised weapon. • New: Knowing that agents on the other side will be arriving shortly. she also uses it to indicate to Bourne where she went. and needing to buy some time. • Bourne improvises another everyday as a weapon in a fight scene: a hardcover book. In order to out run the police. In addition. recording him say his name. per se. When the agents arrive a minute later. Bourne is traveling over roofs. In the same part of the film.
I figured I’d keep the good times rolling and teach you how to train like a secret agent. your training will carry over to the next one making it less difficult to get started. prepared for any situation. swimming through rivers fully clothed while being shot at. and ready to to kick ass at a moment’s notice. scuba diving. Here are some ways for you to become more well-rounded: . you know what’s coming: a mysterious plot. comfortable in any environment.In honor of my “How to Blog like James Bond” post over on CopyBlogger (hey CopyBlogger readers!). I want to be able to do that!” I’m obviously not talking about the assassinations or constant risk of dying. it’s practically impossible to leave the theater and not say “damn that was cool. diversify your fitness portfolio. Whether you’re a guy or girl. Bourne and Bond are good at LOTS of things that allow them to never get caught in any situation unprepared. He can crank out twenty pull ups. How to be like them: Acquire new skills. incredible skills. and karate chopping bad guys. speaking 15 different languages. risky maneuvers. great chase scenes. but rather the way that these two characters carry themselves: they are in peak physical condition. sprint a mile. kill a guy for the fun of it. and then do fifty push ups without breaking a sweat. Similarly. Let’s do this! Be a jack-of-all trades James Bond isn’t some scrawny dude that only runs marathons (my apologies if you’re a scrawny dude who only runs marathons). and a bucketful of action. espionage. When you think of any movie featuring James Bond or Jason Bourne. and be ready for anything. As you become proficient at one skill. Jason Bourne spends his free time scaling buildings.
Remember: fitness can be part of what you are.Build functional strength – jogging a mile and doing some bicep curls doesn’t count. it’s because he’s . The best part is. Build your own workout. • Train with conviction. In the meantime I’ll just keep watching Karate Kid for inspiration. I prescribe to the “train with conviction” method. do 15 pull ups. My workouts last less than 45 minutes. Take calculated risks When Jason Bourne jumps off a building. answering emails from NF readers. and they train as if their lives depended on it (because they do). try this free beginner full-body routine. but it’s a lot more effective and efficient. Secondly. • Go rock climbing – build up your unused back and core muscles. they train quickly: secret agents don’t have time to go on four-hour fun runs or spend seven days a week in the gym. but not at the expense of who you are. They have other sh** to do – assassinating bad guys.learn the basics here. • Be able to save your own life – here are 5 fitness benchmarks a man must master. How to be like them: Challenge yourself with each workout – try to spend LESS time and push yourself HARDER. and it kicked my ass. and run a 5k tomorrow if you need me to – nothing to write home about. he knows he’ll stick the landing. Both James and Jason have no problem doing these things – maybe you should start. and designed to build functional strength for real-world use. after you’re done training. • Pick up a martial art . Seriously. The rest of my time is spent doing stuff I love: writing articles.I plan on starting to take some Capoeira classes if I can find a decent gym in Atlanta. flying around the world. traveling. and playing video games – I got sucked into four hours of Halo Reach the other night…oops. but I exercise less than four hours a week and I’m getting stronger every day. drinking martinis. I can bench 200+. have you ever seen a fat rock climber? • Try CrossFit – I did. I know. which is one of the cornerstones of the Nerd Fitness Rebellion. they train with purpose. • Try Parkour . or you can buy 12 months of workouts here. you don’t have to kill anybody! You can come home to your wife/kids/family/dog/imaginary friend and do the stuff you enjoy. intense. Yeah it’s less fun than “working out” while chatting for two hours. They train hard. involve compound exercises that work out my entire body. They don’t cut their workouts short when they’re tired or skip a day because they’re lazy. deadlift 300+. When James Bond drives his Aston Martin at 100 mph on a windy road. Their workouts are quick. and train quickly Jason and James exercise consistently because they know it can mean the difference between life and death out in the field. from The Art of Manliness. and prepare me for any situation. gambling in Monte Carlo. reading books (currently Atlas Shrugged). and so on.
and then they go out and do it. both with your workouts and your life – they don’t need to be life threatening. creates missions for himself on the fly based on his predicament. write them down on a post-it note. I come home. and do more of the stuff that you love. 3. on the other hand. grow. Today’s a rest day for me. but it’s just another “day in the office” for them because they’ve been there and done that. They know exactly what they have to do. . And take a risk every once and a while dammit! It’s good for you. I don’t need any Darwin Awards on my conscience. Record a video talking about the Rebel Fitness Guide to put a face and a voice behind the product. it’s traveling outside of North America – I’ve never been. it might be building up your confidence by finally approaching a cute girl in the coffee shop. Bourne. For some people. (Just don’t take any really stupid risks.done it before. Both of them always have a plan A and a plan B. 2. but they do need to be outside of your comfort zone. that might be skydiving out of an airplane. Do things that are slightly more risky than where you feel comfortable – adapt. If you’re going to work out in a gym. so here are my three non-fitness missions for the day: 1. Train hard. If you’re going to start training for a half-marathon. I come up with three manageable missions for the day that I need to accomplish. make sure you do so with specific goals and a routine (you don’t want to suck at working out). What would scare you and I hardly bothers them because they’re built up their risk tolerance. Finish a guest post that’s been sitting in the draft stage forever. gamble at this casino. beat up that guy.com – I have over 100 that I need to start selling! Start Today Your mission is to start being more awesome today. How to be like them: give yourself daily missions to stay on track. For me. Take risks.) Have a mission Bond always has some awesome objectives: fly to the Bahamas. don’t just start running without a plan – take the time to actually plan things out. win this game. How to be like them: Start doing one thing every day that scares you. Start posting my DVDs on half. it might be doing a triathlon. and save the girl. For others. These agents take risks that would make most people poop their pants. When I go for a walk every morning. For you. and hang it above my computer until I’m complete them all or die trying (so far so good). train diversely. survive.
where I’m going to need your help designing something epic. a ridiculous amount of fun. . It will involve exotic locations. and all kinds of ACTION. and who’s your favorite: Bourne or Bond? -Steve PS – Speaking of becoming more awesome. I’m excited. risky maneuvers. I have a big announcement on Monday.So let’s hear it: What are your three missions for today.
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