Dr. Peder Piering is a Taekwondo practitioner from Wisconsin and author of the book Master Mental Toughness.
Dr. Peder Piering – Episode 204
Most often competition is with yourself. Can I make this stretch a little bit further? Can I kick fraction of an inch higher? How can I not perfect a form, but get that form to as well as it can possibly be done, and this competition happens day in and day out.
Today’s guest has a story that will resonate for many of us – especially those who started martial arts as an adult. Dr. Peder Piering discovered martial arts could not only bring his family closer together, it allowed him to rediscover the joy he had as a competitive athlete in his earlier years. As a sports psychologist, he’s learned how each of the two sides of his life not only brings value to the other, but to his clients.
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Books – Taekwondo: A Path to Excellence by Doug Cook
You can pick up Dr. Piereing’s book, Master Mental Toughness, on Amazon. You can also check out his podcast, Ignite Your Life, available on iTunes and elsewhere.