A more commonly asked question these days is: how did you come up with name White Lion Athletics?
It think Stuart & I spent a total of about eight hours over the course of two or three meetings sitting across a desk from each other. About 80% of that time was silence; 10% of that time was laughing at names we came up with; 5% was 'uhhhhhhhhh...no.'; and the remaining 5% was throwing around names we came up with.
It seemed endless. We were still about 5 months aways from opening for business but the name was the most important issue to resolve. The name was elusive.
We finally came up with a name we agreed on but after doing an in-depth search through the Companies Office, the name was not a registered business name but was TM.
Back to the drawing board. That particular drawing board was the Memo Pad on my phone. I went home and smashed out about 50 names.
Not one winner.
Then three words followed before hitting 'send' on the text message: Pink Unicorn Fitness.
I forget the exact wording in Stuart's response. I think it may have been "What?" or "Are you serious ?".
I was actually pretty serious. The name came to me and I had some vision of this pink unicorn - heavily muscled unicorn - hurling itself through the air dodging lighting bolts. A lovely, and very enchanting logo, I thought.
The sobering ring of my phone broke the unicorn induced dream state trance I was: this announced the arrival of Stuart's messages.
I still have no idea how White Lion and Unicorns are related. Maybe they are distant cousins in some fabled land in my mind's nature scape - along with Willy Wonkaesque chocolate waterfalls.
In any case, White Lion Athletics was the next name that came to mind.
The most common question when performing 360 Steel Mace Swings and 10 & 2 Steel Mace Swings is " Which hand goes on top ?". The answers on this question vary as you ask different Steel Mace Coaches.
Steel Mace training and swinging the steel mace will bring more questions as more people pick up steel maces and bring them into their training. Just because you have an answer today, keep the chapter open so you can always add to story to as more people bring answers to this question.
These 4 Tips should be kept in mind if you are thinking of starting to swinging a mace; already swing a mace; or, if you are considering moving up in weight with your Steel Mace swings.
We are very happy that Coach Harbert "Heartbeats" Egberts "The Flowing Dutchman" was kind enough to share his writing with us on this topic. The Flowing Dutchman was getting this question a lot, and it’s a good question. We are very happy to be able to share his knowledge and insight with you here.