Kore Principles provide the foundation for training your physical, mental and moral condition.
Each is integral to the others as much as they are integral to training and living well.
Intent – consistently strive to set and achieve new goals, little ones and big ones; Give a damn about what you do and how you do it!
Poise – consistently strive for self-control; manage success and failure with equal grace, equal resolve
Self Worth – every human being is worthy of the pursuit of greatness – do not stand in the way; every human body is a marvel of physiological and biomechanical engineering, worthy of our careful attention and respect
Alertness – consistently strive to focus, to be aware, to develop your skills of critical observation
Enthusiasm – consistently strive to be positive; diligently practice optimism; don’t complain! – nobody cares anyway, until you take action toward positive change; celebrate all steps in the right direction!
Challenge – consistently strive to go beyond; venture outside your comfort zone, at least a little bit, every day; challenge yourself to learn from greater and lesser beings; dare to grow.
Initiative – consistently strive to be proactive, not reactive; take personal responsibility for your own health and well-being – no excuses!
Persistence – consistently strive (the workout you want least is usually the one most needed); back off when necessary but do not confuse this with quitting!
Health and well-being come first! – consistently strive to know and respect your own body, your own limits; pushing or training through illness or injury without consideration is a recipe for failure; respect the importance of rest and recovery.
Patience – consistently strive for quality of movement over quantity; exercise discipline; respect the process.
Efficiency – consistently strive for economy of movement, nothing extraneous; movement should be fluid and compact.
Mind-to-Muscle Connection – consistently strive to maintain control; twitching, shaking, wobbling are all signs of nervous system overload. Stop, re-set, regain control; and if that fails, just stop! Train your brain for success.
Progressive Overload – consistently strive to increase volume; understand that this process is not linear! Adaptation gains occur most effectively with intelligent and progressive cycling of load, reps, tempo, duration and rest.
Progressive Variation – consistently strive to learn new movement patterns; current research suggests this is key to intellectual and physical longevity
Consistency – the principle of all principles! Implicit in all others; Malcolm Gladwell contends that to be considered an expert at anything, one requires 10,000 hours of practice… time to get crackin’, and keep crackin’