When we started Purebred USA it was to bring over purebred products to the US and more importantly, spread Yamatodamashii and the Yamatodamashii way. This philisophy and way of life is embeded in Enson Inoue.
The Yamatodamashii way is a philisophy that can be used to overcome your fears, push you when you have nothing left and most importantly change your life.
So here's the contest for the next week try and live the yamatodamashii way and/or use yamatodamashii in every day life. To find out what it is read here
Basically conquer your fears, do what's right and push yourself to be the best person possible. Don't feel like running but know your out shape? Get out there and do it!
Personally here are my examples:
I am out of shape and hate to run, this past week I started running at the gym and was able to run a mile in little over 8 minutes (7.2 speed rating). Every day I pushed my self to run further and further. 1.1 miles next day, 1.15 following etc. This morning, 6 days latter, I ran 1.6 miles at that speed.
Getting married in a few months and am busy with work after 5:00 I go to BJJ and come home at 8:00pm. I then eat dinner watch some TV and go to bed. This past week I noticed I don't talk all that much to my fiance so we decided that after dinner we will go on an 1/2 hour to an hour walk and talk about everything. So far so good would I rather watch TV? Sure sometimes but these walks bring us closer together and are awesome, in a year I might remember what we talked about but I won't miss a TV show
My weakness is against over aggressive bigger wrestlers. I always lay on my back and althoguh I give up position my jitz is decent enough to defend from submissions. I am a top player but always play bottom because it is easier. This week I will only play top and work hard for takedowns and maintaining top control.
GUYS IT CAN BE ANYTHING!! IF you always wanted to train BJJ but haven't had the time or don't know about rolling because your out of shape etc. Just go on down and do it! That is Yamatodamashii. If you hate your job and dread going to work every day make it a point to apply to 5 jobs you think you would like. If you are a struggling fighter email 5 companies saying who you are and ask for sponsorships. These are just some examples
You can share your stories publicly on this thread or email them to me. There can be more then one winner.
Winners will receive some gear of there choice from www.purebredusa.com
Good luck. Life is what you make it, if it is shitty then do your best to turn it around and make it worthwhile! If it is good make it better!