Who are we? Highly skilled fighters, competitors, warriors, spartans, barbarians, fathers, mothers, men, women, business owners, college students, blue-collar tradesman.
No one can trump a warrior. Nobody trains like them. They do not know defeat. Their heart, intelligence, work ethic and determination are unmatched. Their will to triumph, persevere, and over come are the things of legend.
reddite omnibus debita cui tributum tributum cui vectigal vectigal cui timorem timorem cui honorem honorem – Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor is due.
THT Clan’s Coat of Arms
We are equal parts fight club, strength builders, bodyweight enthusiasts- an esoteric clan, we are more than the sum of our parts. We are not an organization nor a commercial school, but an organism- living and breathing by our Warrior’s Ethos.
Many of our clan can be found throughout the country and world, sweat drenched in our spartan-style garage training rooms forgoing our own Agōgē, spilling blood on dirt, or bringing our feral competitive styles to powerlifting meets, MMA cages, Boxing Rings, No-Holds Bar matches, Board Rooms, Entrepreneurship. Some of us are athletes who compete and others are not. Some are school owners; others are leading grassroots barbarian garage gyms, cultivating a war-band that seeks to crave out it’s own myth amongst the noise. Others are solitary practitioners. In spite of our different arenas , all are forging their character and craft while following the path of being self made, physically, mentally, free thinking – doers; untamed and unrepentant.
We are a tribe of people who work hard in mastering our craft and aligning with our Ethos. The path we follow is a lifestyle, one of self-overcoming and hardship.
Today’s effort is tomorrow’s reward.
We are not products of our environment. Instead, we change the landscape and environment around us. Forgers of destiny and architects of our own evolution. We embrace the old with the new – Barbarians of modern times.
If you want to live a more authentic life, you’ll have to face the truth. You are the hunter. You were born for it, you evolved for it.
- We aren’t impressed by your money. We’re out there making money too.
- We aren’t impressed by your strength because we’re strong too.
- We aren’t impressed by your fighting because we can fight too.
- We aren’t impressed by how much sex you’re having because we have strong relationships too.
- We aren’t impressed by how much shit you dealt with growing up because we’ve dealt with shit too.
- We aren’t impressed by how much crap you know because we know crap too.
The only things that sets you apart from the herd is pulling your weight and living in accordance with the Warrior’s Ethos; Striving to live up to your potential.
Grit is a non-cognitive trait based on an individual’s passion for a particular long-term goal or end state, coupled with a powerful motivation to achieve their respective objective. This perseverance of effort promotes the overcoming of obstacles or challenges that lie within a gritty individual’s path to accomplishment, and serves as a driving force in achievement realization. Closely associated traits include “perseverance”, “hardiness”, “resilience”.
Talking like a warrior doesn’t make you a warrior. There’s a difference between Authentic Pride and Hubristic Pride.
The people making progress in life aren’t distracted. They aren’t seeking the ‘feeling’ of being productive while being busy essentially doing nothing.
We make the flesh strong, knowing that it is the only fit conveyance for a strong mind and an iron will- a mindset that accepts no weakness. We live a lifestyle, one of constant self-overcoming and hardship.
The following was written up by one of our Shield-maidens.
These are the words that embody what we stand for…what we stand TOGETHER for.
A warrior of our clan is:
We don’t approach our training without rhyme or reason. Each aspect of training is the stroke of a hammer, honing us to razor sharpness. Our battles are chess matches, each movement setting up the last deadly blow. Our lives are structured, filled with rituals we hold dear, that the forbearers of our art held dear. Our rituals are what sanctify us, hold us apart from the mediocre and complacent.
We lift heavy s***. We test our muscles, bones, tendons, and spirits against the iron. We compete against ourselves and push our limits far past what we think we can. We do this so that when we step into battle, we man-handle our opposers. We want them to fear our touch.
Not only do we learn to carry heavy loads made of barbells and flesh, but we learn how to shoulder the burdens of a life only a warrior understands. Each warrior in our clan holds a piece of this burden. We carry it as a family.
Anything unessential must be hacked away. In our footwork, in the minute movements of our shoulders before a strike, in our daily lives. We choose our tools of war carefully. We only fight with what we have learned, repped, applied, and absorbed. Nothing is used in waste. Any more than necessary is a dangerous luxury. Limited, perfected tools that deal untold amounts of damage are our tools of choice.
Our art is the art of war, both mental and physical. Preparing to face any obstacle with the ferocity and unbreakable will necessary to triumph. Whether they’re human or not, we stalk our obstacles. We break them with our will and with strategy. We face our opponents, fears and trials with a hard stare and refuse to back down. We aim for pain with each touch.
A warrior is one with the world around him/her. We find that nature is a place of study as well as a place of peace. Each warrior strives to take that peace and to place it in their soul. It’s the place we strive to go, even amidst the chaos of battle or of life itself. No mind.
Each warrior’s spiritual walk is unique, but in nature we come together and find restoration.
What is a Warrior? by Aubrey Marcus