Physical Ability

*this is an excerpt from the book How to Survive an Active Killer This seems like the most appropriate place to start, and yet as much as this should be common sense, it’s not widely respected. If you’re voluntarily out of shape and overweight, you are limiting your chances of survival. I’m not talking about…

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Wrist and Hand Rehab

We’re taking a look at a few simple stretches and tools you can use to keep your hands and wrists healthy with high volume training. Whether you are a weightlifting, CrossFit athlete, BJJ student, etc… Grip can be a big issue. Staying healthy is imperative. Check it out. Go buy a big bag of rice.…

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Right Doesn’t Always Mean Easy

I was teaching one of our introductory classes tonight. It’s one of my favorite classes to teach because often time the participants are so new to what we do and they are an open book. It’s an opportunity to really help guide them the right direction. During the workout I make my way around the…

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Three Cheers For Growth!

It’s a truly amazing feeling to see posts from people all over the US excited to dive into the book. I am so excited for the material to get out and get tested. I cannot wait to hear feedback. I don’t just want that feedback to be praise, though I certainly hope it is. I…

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“Shit… I Failed.”

originally written august 2016 What you do next is insanely important. Do you let it put you down? Does it motivate you to do better? Do you start analyzing what you could change? Do you make excuses for why you failed? Do you blame someone else? Do you move on to something else? Do you…

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“All Men Are Created Equal”

This is often times a skewed thought. It is an idealism that means that everyone should be treated equally, be given equal opportunities to succeed, and given equal respect. It’s true that that is how things SHOULD be… However, again it is an idealism, and often times not a true reality. Not even from day…

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Not 23 Anymore

Photo: Me at 24 years old (close enough) right after my first Black Belt test. Six hours of non-stop beat downs. One of the best days of my life hah. — Friday I jumped into one of our Level 2 self defense tests. We had an odd number of students and it had been a…

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Make the Most of Your Time

A few months ago I was approached by a student (yes I am just writing about this now, I’m a bit behind on writing hah) regarding what “extra” work they could do to fix a few of their weaknesses. When I get questions similar to this, I always start with, what they’re doing now, with…

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Times Change… So Should You

I recently had the pleasure of jumping on a podcast with my good friend Anthony out in Fort Wayne, IN. We covered a myriad of topics on self defense, strength and conditioning, leadership, teaching, business, affiliations, etc… (you can catch the full episodes HERE). One of the points about training that I brought up centered…

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Quora: July 16th

You may or may not have heard of Quora. It is a website where people go to ask questions, and others go to answer those questions. You can ask anything you want and tag it into various categories. I’ve been hopping on here every now and again to engage with others. See how people are…

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