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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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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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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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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5 Simple Habits to Make You Safer

As I have mentioned a few times, I have been listening through the book Atomic Habits by James Clear and there are a lot of great concepts and drills on improving your life through the creation of good habits. He does a really great job of laying out actionable steps to taking his concepts and…

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Don’t Break the Chain

I have been listening to the book Atomic Habits by James Clear recently. James is actually from Ohio and someone I have had the pleasure of meeting, talking with, and learning from. His book is sincerely phenomenal. I have listened through it once already and am almost through it a second time. The main premise…

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Life is Not Fair

So just accept that and move on. Seriously… It’s ok. I mean that. No matter how bad the cards you are dealt happen to be, that’s just how it is. You can choose to sit there and dwell on the situation and how it sucks, or you can accept it and take action to improve…

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More is Not Always More

One of my athletes approached me this morning and asked a very simple but important question: “What does ‘over-training’ look like?” Great question AND shows great awareness. This is something we see a lot in self defense, athletics, business, life, etc… Doing too much at once. But what exactly does that mean? What DOES it…

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ASR/RAK Defense: Striking from Standing

One area often overlooked in programs is the practical use of striking from a standing position when getting hands on with an armed attacker. This potentially takes place in three ways: from Distance/Ambush, from Clinch, or pinned against a third leverage point. The elements for dealing with the third leverage point are very similar to…

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