Practicing Confrontation for Personal Protection

The topic this week on our podcast (Kamiwaza) is “confrontation.” In that episode we break down the importance of confrontation in life and relationships. We then dive a bit deeper into why we tend to avoid it and why it only gets harder to overcome the longer we avoid it. Now, the podcast is mostly focusing on…

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What’s with the Change in Posts?!

So I recently received a few different inquiries, comments… dare I say concerns, in the direction my posts have gone the last few months. Nothing means, or rude, just inquiries into why I seem to have switched from heavily self defense in topic to heavily leadership, discipline, growth etc… It’s a really good question and…

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do… Seriously!

As a coach this is an issue we often run into. Members or people online will see something I am doing (be it physically in training, in business, in teaching etc…) and assume that, that’s the best way to do things. More so, they might bring up in class or during a conversation “Well, you…

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5 Tips to Crush 2019

5 Tips to Crush 2019 Well, ladies and gents another year is upon us. I am sure most of us have set goals and right now you’re on fire to hit them. Unfortunately, most of the population will lose this fire in a week or so and even more in the next 2-3 months. Whether…

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The Best Gift You Can Give

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”   -Chinese Proverb Tis the season for gift giving. This is not one of my strong suits. My wife, she is incredible. She’s thoughtful, she pays attention throughout the year, listens…

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Say What’s On Your Mind

I recently had a great conversation with a very good friend of mine. We were discussing the state of the business and future plans as we head into 2019. During that conversation he mentioned something about me that really hit a chord. “You know, maybe since down deep you believe the gym can’t make money,…

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Consistency is Key

No matter what you do or are trying to achieve, consistency is really the source of success. It’s not about doing huge things as much as it’s about constantly chipping away and moving towards a goal. Want to get in shape? You must consistently eat the right way and train. Eating poorly and then crash…

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Stick to the High Road

I was having a discussion with a very good friend of mine about a person that was going out of their way to talk poorly about him. He was interested in how I would handle a situation like that. Unfortunately, I have been in that very spot a few times, I am pretty sure we…

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The Ready Mind

“Being ‘armed’ is a mindset, not a physical condition.” -Rob Pincus A lot of self defense instructors and practitioners focus a lot on the efficacy of their techniques or the tools they teach with. The natural ability to be used by people, their ease to learn, how brutally effective they are, etc… Any system taught…

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Give Thanks

*photo taken at the Grand Opening of Endeavor in February of 2013 “No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” -Alfred North Whitehead Truer words have never been said… or at least in my experience. I have never met a person…

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