diary February 20th 2017

recently I feel the necessity to further improve my English. my English language is still by far from satisfactory level, especially there is much room for improvement in listening comprehension and speaking. as a matter of fact, listening and speaking is closely related each other. in other words, the both should complement each other. the thousand miles journey begins with the first step.

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vocabulary building practice - Feb 12th 2017

I'm writing today's post in order to increase vocabulary of my English
words that are currently out of my consciousness when speaking
furthermore, resonate, satiate, tremendously, enormously, massively, toe to toe, prudent,

sample expression
for me, learning English is enormously important as a fitness professional and a beginning researcher in the health & fitness field, furthermore, as a licensed interpreter & tour guide for travelers who visit Japan from abroad. of course I know that my current language skills are by far from satisfactory level, and it seems that there is a tremendous long way before reaching to a level close to native speakers. that is why I'm writing my blog posts bilingually every time. to me, language learning is like fitness workout or martial arts, it means you have to square off and get along with it from head to heard, toe to toe. although it is a long journey, I never satiate with it, rather I'm enjoying the process. sometimes I come up with resonating interview videos of athletes, actors, musicians, fitness professionals or people like that on the internet such as youtube, they can become a good sample for my language practice, however, coping them 100% would not be preferable, a prudent attitude would be required.


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diary February 11th 2017 - a reflection and an ideal

strengths and weaknesses are often in a relationship of what is called " both sides of a coin ".  as for my strength, as many of you know I'm a kind of nerd, an exam nerd, a fitness nerd... I mean I can pour a lot of energy and concentration into exam preparation or things like that, however, seeing from the other side, it is undeniable that I have a tendency to become selfish or narrowed eyed while concentrating toward one's desired goals. and I tend to forget consideration, attention, a sense of appreciation to people who could support and understand me while I'm concentrating on something. I think this is one of my biggest weaknesses. what I'm thinking recently is ... an ideal would be providing positive influence to people around you through the process toward goals. of course, it is not so easy to do though ...

人の長所と短所というのは、表裏一体の関係にあることが多いですよね。僕自身の長所は何か?というと、皆さん既に御存知のように、僕はいわゆる「オタク」です。試験オタクだったり、フィットネスオタクだったり。つまり、自分の好きなことには、かなりの集中力で没頭して、それなりの結果を出せることが多いです(失敗する時もありますが)。 しかし、逆から見ると、目標に向かって没頭している時は、周囲が見えなくなって、偏狭になったり、自己中心的になったり、僕のことを理解して応援してくださる皆さんへの感謝や配慮を忘れてしまったりすることがあるように思います。これが、自分の最大の短所のひとつかなあ?と思っております。目標に向けて頑張る過程で、周囲の皆さんに良い影響を及ぼすことが出来れば良いな、と思ったりします (口で言うほど簡単なことではないですが ... )

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diary Feb 8th 2017 - a drastic experiment

I posted a bit drastic and radical proposal to today's my exercise class participants as an ice breaking greeting at the start o the class. the participants are Japanese women in their late 60's to early 80's.
" Hello everyone, how have you been since the last week's session ?  I know that many of you are hoping to lose weight. In japan we have a lot of seasonal celebration events and festivities during this season. in order to get a desirable result in weight loss, how to deal with and spend your days in this festivity season is very important.  for example, in January we have new year celebration, the seasonal divide celebration in February, the girl's festival in March, cherry blossom viewing parties under the trees in April, and the boy's festival in May "

"traditionally in Japan, we celebrate these seasonal events and festivities mainly with special foods and dishes for them.  of course, when food shortages were serious social problem in the past, cerebrating those festivities with seasonal harvest was a very significant, and at the same time, these were precious opportunities to foster and reconfirm family bond and friendship.  however, nowadays in Japan, fortunately food shortages don't exist basically. rather various materials including gorgeous foods are abundant in our current society.   and this is where I would like to propose a change in our perspective and mindset about how to celebrate those seasonal events "
" in order to show our appreciation and a sense of gratefulness to the blessings of our mother nature and our environment, how about reducing some one dish or food from your table on the seasonal celebration day ?  it is already 2017 now,  we don't necessarily need to stick with the traditional notion saying that seasonal events and festivities should be celebrated with a countless number of special dishes and foods. even if there is not so much gorgeous foods on the party table, it would be possible to enjoy and celebrate with for example, singing karaoke, dancing, chatting and so on. what do you think of my idea ? "

as I anticipated before the class, most of the participants were quiet with my drastic remarks,  they didn't say anything, however, obviously it felt like written on their faces that " instructor ENDO's view might be a kind of alien or something "...
being polite in front of class participants, at the same time, stating one's views and perspectives without compromising is not easy to me ...   
「皆さん、こんにちは。先週の講座以来いかがお過ごしでしたか? お正月から早春の時期は色々と季節行事が多いですよね。1月はお正月、2月は節分、3月は雛祭り、4月は花見、5月は子供の日など。これらの行事は、美味しい料理を食べたりして祝うのが伝統的な日本の習慣ですよね。皆さんがこの教室に参加している目的の一つは、やせたい、体重を減らしたい、というのがありますね。となると、このように美味しいものを食べる行事が毎月のように続くこの時期をどう過ごすか?はとても大切です」

「少し過激な意見で申し訳ないですが、ダイエットや健康のためには、この飽食の時代、季節行事をどう祝うか?ということに関しても発想の転換が必要ではないか?と思います。食料不足が深刻だった時代は、季節の収穫物で行事を祝うというのは、収穫への感謝や家族や友人との団欒の機会としても非常に意義のあることだったと思われます。しかし、現在、2017年の日本は幸いなことに、食べ物を含め色々なモノが溢れています。むしろ、自然の恵みや周囲の環境に感謝するためには、パーティのテーブルから何か料理を一品減らしてみてはいかがでしょうか? 贅沢な料理が沢山なくても、行事やお祝いの席を楽しむことは可能だと思うのです。例えば、カラオケとか、踊るとか、友人たちとの会話を楽しむとか。このような発想の転換はいかがでしょうかね?」
参加者の皆さんの殆どは無言で呆気にとられたような反応だったが、伝統と調和を重んじる世代の御婦人の皆さんの顔にはこう書いてあったような気がする 「インストラクターの遠藤さんの頭の中は異星人か何かだろう ... 」

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Jet Li's English - ジェット・リーさんの英語が凄く上手い件

the link below is an interview video of martial arts star Jet Li.  what I was impressed with this video is Mr.Li's English is very good. I mean his English fluency, sense of humor are much better than my English. of course sense of humor and his warmth emanate from his long years of devotion to martial arts, movies, and life itself, I think. Mr.Li's good English and friendly attitude can be a role model for me too.

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diary Feb 4th 2017 - transparency

when I was talking with one of my acquaintances about colors of room windows, I wasn't able to recall an appropriate word that refers to clarity. and a few hours later, I got that it was " transparency ", which is one of the most important concepts in the society not limited to room interior topics though ...
at the end of the day, maybe that is because the importance and notion saying that transparency might be lacking in me  ...
知り合いと部屋の窓の色合いについて語っていたところ、透明性を意味する適切な言葉 " transparency " が思い浮かばなかった。要するに自分が普段から、この言葉を使っていないので、自分のボキャブラリーとして定着してないことを意味するが、同時に、自分の日常の価値観の中に、透明性の大切さが欠如してるのかな? などと自虐的になったりする

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diary Feb 3rd 2017 - Setsubun seasonal divide celebration day

in Japan, the third day of February is regarded as a seasonal divide between the winter and the early spring. and traditionally it is believed that if you eat the same number of roasted soy beans plus one as your age on that seasonal divide day, you will become healthier, happier, and luckier in the coming days in that year. the same number of roasted beans as your age signifies your past life until now. and the plus one bean means your future fortune in that year.
and I told this traditional Japanese custom(superstition ?) to one of my acquaintances in overseas today, and her reaction was ... " what if he or she is an elderly and doesn't have teeth ? "     I was at a loss in my words at that moment with that unexpected nice reaction, and my answer was ... " how about grinding the beans with a juicer mixer and drinking it ?   kinda soy beans protein shake or something like that ? "
do you have some other good idea ?

節分の日に年齢と同じ数の豆、プラス1個余分に食べると、より健康で幸運に恵まれる(年齢と同じ数の豆は自分の過去、プラス1個は自分のその年の未来と幸運を意味)、という伝統行事が日本にはあるよ、という話を海外の知り合いに話したところ、意外な返答が ...
「なるほど、面白い伝統だね、でも豆を食べる人が高齢で歯がなかったら、どうするの?」  ...     想定外のナイスなリアクションに一瞬、言葉につまりましたが、僕の口から出たとっさの返答は「その場合は、ジューサーミキサーで豆をすりつぶして、ジュースにして飲んじゃう、ってのはどう?」         何か他に良い方法ありますかね?

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diary Feb 1st 2017

what I feel at the end of the day recently is the importance of discreet attitude and humbleness, which is obviously what I often tend to forget

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diary Jan 28th 2017 - message to myself

a massage to myself

Don't betray expectations of people who could support and understand you. Refrain from boasting about one's achievements,  if you want to inform people around you one's accomplishments, do it in a thoughtful and useful way, for example, an encouraging and informative message and so on.  coexsistence of your own belief and harmony with people around yourself
you are in "under study " all through your life
たとえば、自分の自慢話をしたりするのは出来るだけ控える、何かの成果などを周囲の皆さんにお知らせする場合など、なるべく、有意義な体験談・情報とか励みとなるメッセージのような形で行いたいです。(フリーランスで仕事をしている以上、「この試験に合格しました、日本で何番目です」などアピールしなくてはいけない時もありますが、なるべく人様を不快な気分にはさせないようにしたいと思ってはいるのですが ... )
気持ちの上では、良い意味で ”研究生や研修生”でいたいと思います

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thank you Ms. Caroline Kennedy for your great contribution

although my job is fitness instructor, I have a Japanese Government issued license of interpreter and tour guide for travelers who visit Japan from overseas. so to speak, facilitating better worldwide understanding and friendship is also one of my missions and duties. Ms. Caroline Kennedy served as the US ambassador to Japan for these 3 years from 2013 to today (Jan 18th 2017). because of the change of US administration, Ms. Kennedy finishes her term today and leaves Japan for the states. as she talks in this video, she played a lot of significant roles especially when she visited the affected areas of 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, when president Obama visited the 1945 atomic bomb affected area Hiroshima-city, and the most recent visit to the Pearl Harbor with the Japanese prime minister. I would like to thank Ms. Kennedy for her authentic dedication to the world peace, and praying for her further endeavor.
the video : retrieved from US Embassy Tokyo


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diary Jan 6th 2017

Happy New Year 2017 !
What I would like to keep in mind this year is " challenge to oneself, rather than competing with someone else "

at the same time, what is expected on me at my workplaces would be a kind of " role as a booster, facilitator, as well as an instructor "
let's have a lot of meaningful time together !

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2016 year end greetings

this video is my 2016 year end greetings for all of you
thank you very much for your friendship, support, and favor
have a nice new year vocation !


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vocabulary increasing exercise - Dec 25th 2016

I'm writing today's post in order to increase vocabulary in my English.
Words that haven't been in my English vocabulary so far are ... 1) discreet,  2) status quo
of course I sometimes come across these words in newspaper articles such as BBC, and journal articles in the fitness field such as Strength & Conditioning Journal.  however, I didn't have opportunities to use these words in writing or speaking in the past.  unless you use new words in the actual use in everyday life, those new words will not become a part of your vocabulary.
so, I will use these new two words in the sample expressions below

1)  what is lacking in my behavior is " discreet attitude "
2)  the company doesn't change the status quo in international order policy
if there is something wrong in my understanding and usage, your advice and suggestion are appreciated.    

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diary Dec 18th 2016 - year ending party


today, I had a dinner with my bodybuilding friend. he is a past winner of state bodybuilding championship of my prefecture (prefecture in Japan is equivalent to state in the US), and currently he is competing in national level master's category, so to speak, his whole life is dedicated to bodybuilding, for example, for him, opportunities to eat out are several times in a year, so, today's small year ending party was one of the precious opportunities to relax for top level athletes like him, and I got a good stimuli from his dedication

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diary Dec 3rd 2016

Positivity is contagious, and vice versa, negativity is also affects people's mood and attitude.
I would like to be a person who delivers positive energy and good stimuli for people around oneself.  That would be one of my missions as a fitness professional and wellness coach.   

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diary Dec 2nd 2016 - bilateral learning relations

As you know, my profession is fitness instructor, so to speak basically I'm usually in the side of delivering some knowledge and information to exercise class participants. However, at the same time I'm a learner in life. What I think of recently is the importance of " give and take learning relationship ", meaning I'm also learning a lot from my class participants. especially current my customer base are middle aged and elderly populations, and most of them have accumulated experience and wisdom in life.  I named this ideal relationship in learning as " bilateral learning relationship " I wanna thank for being blessed with such nice people. and the concept of " BLLR " will ripple through the health & fitness industry gradually.

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fitness trend for 2017 - wellness coaching

American College of Sports Medicine announced a forecast of top 20 fitness trend in 2017. among the top 20 trend, what is worth noting especially is that Wellness Coaching has been ranked in the top 20 for these consective several years,  which is a kind of coaching psychology for health related behavior change. As a certified Wellcoach myself, I'm happy with that what I'm learning is gaining attention


米国スポーツ医学会(ACSM)は2017年にフィットネス業界で注目されるであろうトレンド予測・トップ20を発表しました。 ここ数年の傾向で注目に値するのはウェルネス・コーチングが注目を集めつつあることでしょうか。


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diary Nov 12th 2016

After the November 9, it is a kind of transitional period now and future view is uncertain and bleak, therefore it would be a tough time for many in mentally and psychologically especially for those who are concerned with two countries or more in some way, and I'm also not an exception. however, seeing from the other side, it might be a good opportunity to think about how the future direction of our planet, international affairs, and the world peace should be. The world without stereotypical view, preconception, and prejudice is not easy, however, I would like to believe that we are heading for a better direction gradually in the long run.


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diary Nov 6th 2016 the importance of expansion and contraction

basically, people who are engaging in instructing profession such as fitness instructors are in the side of sending sending messages and information, and one of my bad habits is sometimes I tend to talk too much, or sending too much information at once.  what I feel recently is that instructors sometimes need to be in the side of listening to stories and emotions of class participants mindfully. eliciting participants' forward looking and positive attitude through mindful listening, that is also an important part of instruction and coaching, I think.


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the importance of writing practice in language learning

Today I will write a topic about foreign language learning
from my experience in English learning, one of the best ways to change one's thought and mind from " Japanese language oriented " to " English language oriented " would be to write something in English as frequently as possible.   for example, writing a blog post in English everyday ... etc.  Writing your thought in English reveals current your understanding about grammar, spelling, natural flow and fluency.  any topic is OK, such as headline news on that day, your hobby and interest. Writing practice is crucially important in foreign language learning, I think.


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diary Oct 7th 2016 CalU of PA sport bag


Hello, it's been a while, it's already October, time flies doesn't it !
I'm enjoying interaction with my exercise class participants, one's bodybuilding workout, communication with my friends in overseas through the internet, and so on.  I'm learning a lot from these bilateral learning relationships
the photo is the newest sport bag of my graduate school


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new website of fitness star Keli Roberts


one of the most talented instructors in the fitness industry Ms.Keli Roberts launched her new website. Ms.Roberts's innovative ideas and passion for fitness are always a good stimulus for me. I got a lot of inspiration from her DVDs and videos in technical aspects as well, especially I was so impressed with her foam roller workout in the DVD " Keli Roberts Time Savor Workouts 3 Flexibility for the inflexible "
her new website is accessible from this link, check it out !


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静岡地区 スリムダウン骨盤体操 2016秋募集中


日時 2016年9月26日(月)より毎週月曜日(全8回) 19:00 - 20:30

詳しくはこちらをご覧ください http://www1.kiuchi.jp/pfi/lle.html


for those who are living in Shizuoka-city
I have an exercise class at Shizuoka Prefecture Science & Technology High School's Life Time Learning Course, which is a kind of culture school for people in the community.
They are accepting participants for the 2016 Fall Class
starts from September 26th 2016
on Mondays from 19:00 - 20:30 PM, totally 8 weeks
this class is a kind of stretching, muscle toning, and relaxation using the foam roller and the stability ball. Since this is an initiative by Shizuoka-prefecture, the fees are very affordable (5,600 Yen for the 8 weeks)
for details, please check the above link
class name is スリムダウン骨盤体操, it means " Slimming down Pelvis and Spine exercise "      

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my thought about Olympics  オリンピックについての考察

Hi it's been a while everyone, so sorry for not updating the blog for nearly a month
the 2016 Rio Olympics started from yesterday, and today I would like to write my current thought about Olympic Games. Basically, watching high athletic performance of the world class athletes are fun and exciting, and most people tend to cheer up athletes who represent one's nation. so to speak, watching Olympic Games can often become an opportunity to evoke one's pride, affection, and patriotism to one's country. of course, having a sense of pride to one's country is not a bad thing, rather it would be important for unification, harmony, and further prosperity of each country. however, what I want to emphasize here is that excessive pride and patriotism to one's nation sometimes can lead to indifference or disrespect to cultures and people in other countries.

many of recent tragic incidences that happened on the globe are derived from difference in culture, race, religious faith or political views and so on. considering these points, I have to say that I'm a bit doubtful about evoking further nationalism and patriotism to one's nation through Olympic Games in this timing. rather, we human beings are reaching a new phase to change our perspectives concerning how to enjoy Olympics.
I hope the world peace and global understanding without any prejudice and preconception


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ACSM/NPAS Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist exam

Hello dear my friends ! how is going ?  this video is my latest update. I got a cert of Physical Activityu in Public Health Specialist, which is the newest cert program of American College of Sports Medicine. since this cert program was established just a few years ago, it seems that I'm a second japanese who passed this exam. I would like to respect the first person's hard work, efforts, and passion. have a nice weekend !

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there is no deadline in learning

I found an inspiring story of a 68 years old man in Nepal who is pursuing education at a middle school with 14-15 yeas old classmates. main reasons for his study at the middle school are the following three
1. to escape from lonely living (his wife already passed away)
2. when he was a child, he had to drop out from school because of poverty
3. to become an inspiring role model for raising awareness about the importance of education especially in his country
he embodies the notion that " there is no deadline/age restriction in learning " I guess



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クリスティーナ・グリーミーさんに捧ぐ Tribute to Ms.Christina Grimmie 

Hi everyone !  it's been a while, how are you doing ?
as you already know, Ms.Christina Grimmie has become a victim of a tragedy. nearly 5 years ago from now, I introduced Ms.Christina on my blog, cuz I was also a fan of Ms.Christina's prettiness and attractive singing   (this post on Nov 6 2011)
her songs and spirit are forever with her fans' mind and her family, I believe. thanks for inspiring me, Ms.Christina Grimmie


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MBA program focued on business analytics - CalU of PA

Calu_graduate_studies_2let me introduce my alma mater CalU PA's new online program. it is an MBA course focused on business analytics, and the first ever program of its kind, I guess
if you are interested in, please check it out from this link

MBAのプログラムですが、MBA business analytics という名称がついており

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エクササイズ イズ メディシン Exercise is Medicine

the word/concept "Exercise is Medicine" is beginning to draw people's attention recently in japan too. Correctly speaking, EIM is American College of Sports Medicine's new champaign/framework to heighten people's awareness about the importance of physical activity and regular exercise habits in terms of disease prevention especially non-communicable diseases. Also, better mutual understanding between health & fitness professionals and medical professionals is an important part of EIM. As a credentialed EIM fitness professional myself, I would like to introduce this new framework in japanese language as well below.
for details please refer to this website http://exerciseismedicine.org/

最近、「エクササイズ イズ メディシン」というキーワードで僕のブログを訪問して下さる方々が少しづつ増えているようですので、本日は、このエクササイズ イズ メディシンとは何かご紹介します。
直訳すれば、「運動は薬だ」ということですね。正確に言えば、運動は状況によっては、従来の医療(投薬など)を補完する上で生活習慣病や障害の予防効果をある程度見込める可能性がある、ということですね。皆さんご承知にように、若年層から中年層では運動不足により肥満やメタボリックシンドロームなどが健康問題になりつつあります。高齢層では加齢に伴う運動機能の減少、転倒の危険性、骨粗鬆症、認知機能の減少などが社会問題になりつつありますね。どこの国も、医療費や健康保険の財源などは非常に厳しい状態にあります。 となると、運動や生活習慣の改善を通して病気や障害を予防しましょうというのがとても大切ですね。

エクササイズ イズ メディシンとは、こういった側面への理解・啓蒙を高めるために、米国スポーツ医学会(ACSM)が主体となって提唱しているキャンペーンというか枠組みです。この枠組みは2007年に開始されましたが、ようやく最近、日本でも少しづつ注目を集めつつあります。この枠組みを健康・フィットネス・医療関係の方々に広めていく上で、ACSMは米国エクササイズ評議会(ACE) および メディカル・フィットネス・アソシエーション(MFA) と提携して推進しています

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today, I will write my thought and expectation for a new TV program in japan, so, I will write it in japanese
テレビ番組の質が低下している最近は、あまりテレビは観ませんが、昨日、昼食時にこんな新番組をやっていて、ちょっと興味を持った http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20160429-00000522-san-ent




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総合格闘技の実験 RIZIN タッグティームマッチ

since the demise of PRIDE fighting championship in 2006, japan's MMA business has been in recession for these 10 years. however, a new MMA promotion named RIZIN which stands for " rising " was born in December 2015. and the second RIZIN event was held on April 17th 2016. in this event, an intersting experiement was tested. that is a kind of MMA version tag rope team match of pro-wrestling. so to speak, each contender is allowed to change to one's partner during the match. contenders for this experiment were Wanderlei Silva & Tamura vs Sakuraba & Tokoro. I'm expecting the future growth of RIZIN, however, I have a bit complicated feeling about RIZIN's way of business. as you know, Wanderlei Silva is currently suspended by Nevada Athletic Commission due to banned drug use. however, the RIZIN used Silva for this event because Silva is a big star in japan, ignoring the Nevada's decision. The Nevada athletic commission is showing a directive role to eradicate use of banned substances among athletes and professional fighters. so, even MMA promotions in Japan should follow the policy of the Nevada commission, I think. RIZIN's attitude this time is against the real future growth of worldwide MMA business and popularity, I think. aside from that, enjoy this interesting experiment. the rule is grappling only, striking are prohibited. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbKqReSWyUI

PRIDEの復活と期待されているRIZINの第2弾大会が、2016年4月17日に開催され、興味深い実験が行われました。それは、総合格闘技のタッグマッチ。つまり、プロレスのタッグマッチのようにピンチになったらパートナーにタッチできるルール。UWFインターで行われていたダブルバウトの復活といったところでしょうか。今回出場したのは、ヴァンダレイ・シウバ&田村 vs 桜庭 & 所。ルールはグラップリングのみで打撃はなし。

PRIDEが好きだった僕はRIZINに期待していますが、彼らのビジネス感覚にやや疑問を感じる部分も正直あります。ヴァンダレイ・シウバは禁止薬物の使用により、ネバダ州のアスレティック・コミッションの規定より現在、試合への出場停止期間中で、定められた一定期間が経過するまではプロ選手として試合することは禁じられています。にもかかわらず、今回、同選手を出場させてしまった ... ネバダ州のコミッションは米国内において非常に大きな権限を持っている組織です。RIZINのスタッフからすれば、日本での大会なので、米国の組織の規定に従う必要はない、それよりも久しぶりにシウバにチャンスを与え、日本のファンに喜んでもらいたい思いだと推測します。しかし、このグローバル時代の感覚からすれば、禁止薬物使用の蔓延に歯止めをかけようと努力しているネバダ州コミッションの裁定を無視するのは、彼らに対する敬意を欠くように思います。どこの国の組織だろうが、その分野の発展のために努力・貢献している組織の方針は尊重し、それに協力すべきと思います。こういった感覚のズレを修正しないと、本当の意味でグローバル・リーダーにはなれないでしょう。まあ、それは別として、この新しい実験を上記リンクよりお楽しみ下さい

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ウェルネス・コーチング試験に合格 & パム・シュミッド女史に捧ぐ  

one of great pioneers in wellness coaching and fitness, Ms.Pam Schmid is battling with a recurrent breast cancer. this video is my greeting to all of you and my mind to Ms.Schmid

2015年12月18日に投稿したビデオの中で「現在、ウェルネス・コーチングの認定試験に向けて準備中」とお伝えしました。あれから約3か月経過し、おかげさまで米国・ウェルコーチのウェルネス・コーチング資格に合格しました。現在、日本でもコーチングという言葉が次第に認識されてきています。例えば、会社等でビジネスマンのやる気や生産性を高めるための心構えや気の持ちよう等の手法をビジネス・コーチングとかエグゼクティブ・コーチングなどと称しているようです。健康・体力づくり関連の行動変容、たとえば、食生活の改善・運動習慣を生活の一部にするための心理的手法はヘルス・コーチングとかウェルネス・コーチングなどと称しています。今回、取得した資格は米国スポーツ医学会 (ACSM) と提携しており、健康・フィットネス関連のコーチング資格の中では、最も代表的なプログラムの一つです

試験に受かってホッとしているところで、ちょっとショッキングな知らせが ...  この分野の先駆者の一人であるパム・シュミッド女史が、再発性の乳がんで闘病中との知らせ。というわけで、このビデオは皆さんへのご挨拶とシュミッド氏へのメッセージです
P.S. the woman in this video is Ms.Schmid (この女性がシュミッド氏です)

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ロールモデル ミーシャ・テイト role model Miesha " the cupcake" Tate

currently, one of my interest is female MMA fighter Miesha Tate. not only her beauty and sexiness, I like her sincere attitude to MMA and life, pride and modesty, sense of respect to contenders, warmth, smile, and sense of humor, her way of speaking ... etc.  although she is much younger than me and she is female, Miesha is a kind of role model to me in these points.
in this video, I like her humor " google it " lol

司会者  「あなたは、ロンダ・ラウジーとは仲が悪いという話ですが、本当ですか?」
ミーシャ 「はい、でも話すと長くなるので、ググってね!(グーグルで検索してね)」

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TEDトーク ブルース・リーの哲学&成功法則

this is a link to a TED talk by great Bruce Lee's daughter Ms.Shannon Lee. although the presentation theme is " philosophy of Bruce Lee ", this is an inspiring principle for acheiving one's goals not limited to martial arts and action movies. please enjoy her 13 minute presentation ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOKKUSwEaxg&feature=youtu.be

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No_limitstoday I found this encouraging message on the web. what I like/admire about Mr. Bruce Lee is his philosophy like this one. my another favorite Bruce Lee's word is " absorb what is useful whatever it is, and discard what is not "

"自分のやることすべてにいつも自分自身で限界を決めつけていたら(それが格闘技や肉体鍛錬でも、勉強や仕事など別のことでも) それは、自分の仕事や生活にも悪影響を及ぼすだろう。プラトー(一時的な停滞状態)というものはあるにしても、限界なんてものはないんだよ。そして、そこで立ち止まっちゃだめなんだ。それを乗り越えていかなきゃ"


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in the present society of aging population, prevention of senile dementia is one of important health problems, especially in my country Japan, more than 25 of the current population is 65 years old or older. a result of latest research about brain aging and exercise was published on CNN (original article was publised on Neurology Journal) http://edition.cnn.com/2016/02/15/health/poor-fitness-smaller-brain/index.html
the following is my japanese translation of this article

ボストン大学・医学部 ニコール・スパルターノ研究員らが神経学の学術誌 Neurologyの電子版に発表した記事

概要 中年期における運動習慣(有酸素系の機能など)が約20年後の脳の老化に関与している可能性あり

実験内容 被験者1500名(平均年齢40歳で認知症や心臓病のない人)がトレッドミル(いわゆるウォーキングマシン)にて歩行またはランニングし心肺機能を測定。そして、20年後にMRIで脳の容積などを測定し、中年期の有酸素機能と高齢期における脳の老化や萎縮の関連性を調査




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new video of CALU online programs

this is a new video of online programs of my alma mater California University of Pennsylvania. CALU's online programs are ranked as one of the toppest among universities that deliver distance education. enjoy watching it !

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スポーツ心理学に関する新聞記事 - how pro footballers control pre-game nervousness

one of my ex classmates is currently studying sport and performance psychology, and the link below is an article she shared on her social newtworking site. that is about how NFL players control pre-game nervousness and anxiety. it is supposed to be a good article for introducing many of you to the world of sport psychology, besides the concept can be applied to your everyday life as well, so I would like to share it on my blog as well. enjoy reading it !
ちなみに、スポーツ選手の心理面・精神面のサポートやトレーニングを、日本では、メンタル・トレーニングとかメンタル・トレーナーなどと称していますが、私の知る限り、米国ではそのような表現はまずしないようです。やや堅い表現になりますが、心理面へ働きかける方法ならば、psychological intervention などと言います。心理面のサポートをする専門家で学位を持った人は sport psychologist などと称されます

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female friendly workout gym - Open Gym San Francisco

Dscf1002Please look at this nice t-shirt ! このTシャツにご注目下さい!
one of my classmates in CalU, Ms. Linda Chungchootairong opened her workout gym in San Francisco. the name of her gym is Open Gym San Francisco. as the name implies, her gym is opened and friendly to female trainees as well !
Linda herself is also a hardcore weightlifting competitor with master's degree in exercise science, ACSM Personal Trainer, NASM/Corrective Exercise Specialist.

Linda_photoamazingly she can do strict form squats with 120-130kg ! and she is a sweet and attractive lady with affection for animals. I highly recommend her gym OGSF to from beginners to hardcare athletes and bodybuilders. her gym's apparels are also cool !  Please check her gym through the above links !

大学のクラスメートの一人、リンダ・チャンチュータイロン氏がサンフランシスコにトレーニングジムをオープンしました。ジムの名前はオープンジム・サンフランシスコ(OGSF) オープンという言葉が示す通り、このジムは女性にも適しています。リンダ自身がウエイト・リフティングの選手で、エクササイズ・サイエンスの修士号を持ったACSMパーソナルトレーナー、NASMコレクティブエクササイズスペシャリストです。女性ながら、120-130kgでストリクトフォームのスクワットを軽々こなすので驚きです。また、動物を愛する優しい女性でもあります。上記リンクより彼女のジムにアクセスできます

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ディプロマ到着 diploma has arrived

Dscf0995today, the diploma of the wellness coaching program I completed in this December arrived from my graduate school. I would like to thank all the people who supported me through this program

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ポジティビティ診断ツール positivity ratio

today I would like to introduce you to a useful website that easily caluculates the ratio of your positivity and negativity in a day. it can only take a few minutes. knowing one's positivity and negativity in a day is supposed to be helpful for enhancing forward looking attitude for the next day. ratio of positivity and negativity above 3.0 is ideal
Retrieved from http://www.positivityratio.com/

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エクササイズ指導者検索の新サイト - The United States Registry of Exercise Professionals

today, I would like to introduce you to a new online registry of fitness professionals. the name of this new fitness professional finder is USREPS (United States Registry of Exercise Professionals), and is currently made up of seven fitness organizations (ACE, ACSM, NSCA, NCSF, NETA, Cooper Institute, and Pilates Method Alliance). although the registry is currently limited to certified pro of these seven organizations living in the united states, I hope exercise professionals in other countries are also involved in this trainer search service in the future.
本日は、エクササイズ関連のプロフェッショナルを検索するための新しいサイトをご紹介します。上記リンクのUSREPSという検索サイトで、ACE(米国エクササイズ評議会)の主導により立ち上げられたもので、現在、ACEの他、ACSM, NSCA, NCSF, NETA, クーパー・インスチチュート、ピラテスメソッド・アライアンスの7団体により構成されています。今のところ、登録されているのは上記7団体の認定資格を持つ米国のエクササイズ・プロフェッショナルのみに限定されていますが、将来は他の国の認定者も含まれることを期待したいと思います

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Happy New Year 2016

My 2016 started with light weight training workout.
Wishing all of you health and happiness in the new year.

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diary December 29th 2015

Dscf0975my best friend living in Tokyo dropped by my city Shizuoka on his way to home in Kyushu. so we visited Hihondaira which commands fine view of Mount-Fuji. Thanks to my friend, I had a wonderful day

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diary December 28th 2015

all of my work in 2015 finished today, and my work in 2016 starts from January 4th. I would like to thank all the people I met this year.
Have a nice new year vacation everyone !

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Be the person you want to be !

Be_the_pesron_you_want_to_bemotivational tip
the message in the photo is one of steps toward your desired change


Retrieved from ACSM facebook

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ウェルネス・コーチングとは? what is wellness coaching ?

what I majored in through the post-master's course is wellness coaching. probably the word wellness coaching is an unfamiliar word to many of you, I guess. according to the textbook Coaching psychology manual, coaching is the art of creating an environment, through conversation and a way of being, that facilitates the process by which a person can move toward desired goals in a fulfilling manner (Moore & Tschannen-Moran, 2010). so to speak, wellness coaching is a kind of coaching psychology for health and fitness professionals. and it will become one of major topics in the health & fitness industory in the near future.  

Moore, M., & Tschannen-Moran, B. (2010).
Coaching psychology manual.
Philadelphia, PA: Lipincott Williams & Wilkins.

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ウェルネスコーチング・ポストマスターズ修了 - completed the post-master's of wellness coaching

Pic_for_videolog_20151212I completed the post-master's course of wellness coaching in this December. the following link is my thank you video to all of you and my professors. I'm happy if you could watch it.

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diary December 13th 2015 - brand new shoes

Dscf0969as my workout shoes wore out, I bought a new one. Although this model Reebok Ex-O-Fit Hi is quite rare nowadays, it's my favorite because of the simple design and the slightly high heeled sole which fits to squat and deadlift. I'm looking forward to the next workout.
愛用のトレーニングシューズが古くなったので新しいものを購入しました。これまで愛用していたのと同じリーボックのEx-O-Fit のハイカットモデル。近年ではすっかり珍しくなってしまった感がありますが、このシンプルなデザインと微妙に踵が高くなったソールがスクワットやデッドリフトに最適で気にっています。次回のトレーニングが楽しみです。   

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tesimonial for CALU

Calu_testimonial_photo_3A while ago, I wrote a testimonial for my alma mater California University of Pennsylvania. and the testimonial has been uploaded on the website of CALU. It's my honor and pleasure ! http://www.calu.edu/prospective/global-online/why-cal-u/testimonials/index.htm

数か月前に、母校・ペンシルバニア州立カリフォルニア大学より修士課程在学時の体験記を書く栄誉をいただいたのですが、この度、大学のウェブサイトに僕の体験記が掲載されましたのでご報告させて下さい (上記リンクをクリック、僕のプロフィール写真下のREAD MOREをクリックするとご覧になれます)

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