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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Real World Experience

We received an e-mail a few days ago from a potential student, who was looking to “vet” our staff before coming in to train. In the e-mail they said they were very serious and picky about who they trained with and (in short) they wanted to know what type of real world experience our instructors…

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5 Tips for a Better Competition Experience

Saturday the Endeavor BJJ crew headed up to Toledo to participate in the Buckeye State Grappling Championships. Any time I go to an event or competition, I like to look around, see how things are run and see how the athletes act. We run a lot of competitions at our facility, so I like to…

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Causes Vs Symptoms

When you get up and move your body (i.e. train) you’re no doubt increasing your chance for tweaks, bumps and bruises. If you move poorly or with reckless abandon, you’ll no doubt amplify those tweaks into injury. (hence the importance of quality coaching) One of the biggest issues in fitness or defensive training world (or…

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The Fast: Debrief

Monday night at 9:30pm, I began a 72 hour fast. With my deep love for food and all things edible, this is my first time doing this. I wanted to see if the fast had a positive impact on a skin allergy. The first day went very well. Energy and mood stayed great throughout the…

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Self Defense and Fitness… A Match Made in Heaven

You have those that passionately train unarmed or armed self defense. They read all the articles, they drop money on various trainings and new “kits” or gear. They spend hours in the gym perfecting that drop seoi nage or that 1 inch punch. That bruce lee shit baby. They pursue that coveted black belt. Dedicated…

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The Rut in the Road

Imagine you’ve taken the same path down a dirt road for years. Over and over again you drive this path, and little by little, you start to create a permanent rut. The more you drive it, the more it wears away. It begins to create a deep rut, and the more you drive that path…

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Actions Speak Louder Than… Certs

As with anything in life, continuing to learn and to grow is of the utmost importance. Getting outside of your comfort zone, surrounding yourself with people that are smarter than you, trying new things. These are all necessary. In the world of teaching, especially strength and conditioning or self defense, it’s imperative to continually seek…

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All or Nothing

Over the course of my teaching and training I’ve noticed a trend that is, in my opinion, holding many people back from really reaching their true potential. I refer to it as the “all or nothing” mentality. The idea that whatever trainer they train with must have all the answers… Or on the flip side……

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