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a book by mark f. twight

 
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MFT spoke at a team-building and assessment event held by the Atlanta Braves in October 2018. This is an excerpt of that talk.

Coming Down: From the Mountains To The Valley

A presentation by Mark Twight 2/15/19

25.00

Mark Twight spent 20-years playing the game of “bet your life” in the mountains as an alpinist. During his travels he captured the “soul” of his ventures in photos and captivated audiences with his words, bringing philosophical rage and a mystical wonder to those who never dared to make the ascent. Eventually he had to come down. 

Join Mark on February 15th 2019 for his release of Refuge, a fine-art, photo-journal that encompasses one man’s journey from the mountains to the valley. 

After Mark’s presentation, we will host a live Dissect Podcast on the subject with an audience Q&A. After its conclusion we will have a social hour with refreshments and snacks.

Hosted at the nonprophet event center in SLC, UT February 15th, 5:30-10pm 2019

*Attendees of that weekend’s symposium get complimentary access to this event.

*Copies of REFUGE will be available for sale at this event.

*Only pre-ordered copies of REFUGE will be eligible for signature at the event. 

*space at venue is limited.

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Strength for Endurance—endurance FOR… FUCK IT, THIS IS A “HOW TO THINK” symposium

Starting at $1100.00

Presented by Mark Twight, Michael Blevins, and Chris “Burkey” Burkeybyle

Saturday, February 16th 2019 noon- 4pm & Sunday February 17th 2019 9am-1pm

Hosted at the Nonprophet event center in Salt Lake City, Utah

 

This is the second rendition of a “How To Think” seminar. Despite the title and its allusion to physical fitness, our focus is one that has driven our path in every training project we have taken on: philosophy and the mind. We will present an overwhelming amount of information from decades of combined experiences across the broadest ranges of effort. From the millisecond contraction put into a successful snatch to a 63-hour nonstop push, energy and output need to be considered, planned, and understood. Despite how much exercise surrounds this conversation, this is NOT a “How To Exercise” presentation. Although movement will happen as demonstration and a break from conversation, peak physical condition is not required, but we would appreciate a peaked, curious mind.

This course is a prerequisite to future, deeper, and more technical presentations, but there is no certification involved and no piece of paper handed out that asserts your knowledge or confirms your learning. There is however, involvement involved. This symposium is intended as a conversation, simply showing up and nodding along will be unacceptable behavior, we don't know how to reprimand this passivity/apathy/indolence but we will frown upon it and stare at you disapprovingly for doing so.

For questions and concerns regarding the event, please contact us.

 
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NONPROPHET is a practice; these are our efforts.

 
 
 
 
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The space

We are a product of our environment. It is a universal truth that we have had to learn; again and again. A space has the power to influence, and that influence has the power to change those who allow it but we are not concerned with the actual location, the thing or the entity. We are more intrigued by the action that happens inside of a space—inside a skull, the thinking, the doing, the practice—this is A PRACTICE.

When an environment can foster change we consider it a Site Of Power—a magnet for aptitude, a place to thin the herd. We half-jokingly call what we have here a Sight Of Power: a place where transformation and growth can be witnessed, but that is all it is. It’s a glimpse, a view from afar. This place has no name. Most are not welcome here and those who are welcomed in will one day be asked to leave because this is not a destination, it is simply a means.

What you read here is not advice, it is not a fitness prescription, nor is it a progressive program. It is simply a log of ideas and thoughts that are backed up with the physical expression of those ideas and thoughts. Some of these sessions demonstrate the practical application of our theory, others are purely experimental.

There is nothing special about the equipment we use, or the exercises that are performed—there is no secret. But what does occur here is different, it is the result of a controlled environment, it is an answer to the question “Who cares most?”. It is the extension of our words and beliefs punctuated by black rubber mats and gazes into infinity. It is only possible through deep thought, thinking about thinking, and through doing. This space appears to be built from cinder block and cement but the foundation is not physical, it is forged by relationships and tempered by risk. This space allows us the confidence to push and fail, and consequently, the assurance to continue.