Training as we define is any additional activity you participate in that stimulates positive growth.  That could be anything from reading a book to pushing up steel in the gym.  You are already aware that training in any form brings with it far too many benefits to list: Intelligence, communication skills, physical well being, and the list goes on and on...


Train to be useful...

REFUZE is a concept that encourages positiveness and growth and this is not acquired by doing nothing.  You need to prepare, maintain and expand yourself emotionally, mentally, and physically on a continual basis.

People occupy their time engaged in activities that have absolutely no productive value when it comes to their own development, physical or otherwise, then wonder why nothing in their life changes for the better.  Social Media is probably one of the most amazingly mis-utilized tools on earth for unproductive purposes.  At the smallest level, if your going to do an activity why not at least make it productive?  If your going to read a book, why not a TEXTBOOK and possibly earn a new degree?    And then if you're going to be productive why not make it the most productive?  If you are going to engage in physical activity, why not make it one that shares the benefit of useful real world application?  Train to be useful...

Some specific training methods that REFUZE connects itself directly to are:

  • Krav Maga (Self Defense)

    Krav Maga is a noncompetitive self-defense system developed that involves striking, wrestling and grappling.  It focuses on real-world situations and extremely efficient, brutal counter-attacks  The philosophy emphasizes threat neutralization, simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers, and aggression.  A key principle is finishing a fight as quickly as possible and therefore all attacks are aimed towards the most vulnerable parts of the body.  Because there are no sporting rules, individuals trained in Krav Maga are not limited to techniques that avoid severely injuring their opponents, but training and sparring drills provide maximum safety to the students by the use of protective equipment and the use of reasonable force.
    What do they get:  Security.
    What do you get:  Self -defense, Physical fitness, confidence, mental clarity, critical thinking, discipline
  •  Parkour
    Parkour is a noncompetitive physical discipline which focuses on efficient movement around obstacles. Developed in France by David Belle, the main purpose of the discipline is to teach participants how to move through their environment by vaulting, rolling, running, climbing, and jumping. 
    What do they get:  This may sound like a stretch, but imagine if there ever was a catastrophe or an uprising.    Parkour is an amazingly useful skillset for these type situations.
    What do you get:  Physical fitness, confidence, mental clarity, critical thinking, discipline and a cool way to travel...
Some other great self development training are:
  • Arts and Entertainment
    Any form are art whether creating, performing, even participate in a Toastmasters group.  Arts and Entertainment is a hugely diverse industry offering countless avenues of involvement.  Anything that encourages you to develop something, then present it for publicly scrutiny.  People's number one fear is public speaking.  If you attack your greatest fears head on, then other obstacles or challenges become less severe.  The worst thing about it is the greatest thing about it.  There is no better way to develop confidence then by exposing yourself completely.
  • EMS (Emergency Medical System)
    EMS is a hugely beneficial field of learning.   Imagine a world where everyone is  CPR / First Aid trained.  (No, we don't get a cut back from the state).  What we do get is a population of people who are connected to their community and knowledgeable enough to get involved in what could be a life and death situation for someone else.  Personally, I have both participated and instructed these courses and the feed back I receive from every person who gets certified is how it changes their perspective.  From someone who would just be a bystander to someone who now will get involved and assist in a situation.
Growth is motion.  Motion in a positive direction is the road to success... REFUZE
(REFUZE is in no way directly affiliated with any of the above mentioned.  We just like them a lot)
Daily Journey Journal Tony Kates