Forced Accountability

This weekend I was down in Ft Myers, FL teaching a seminar with my good friends at New World Defense and Fitness. On the way home I boarded my flight which happened to be in the emergency exit row. I have sat there numerous times over the years. As usual, they ask everyone if they…

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Triggers

Triggers We all have them. Things that people say or do. Events or situations or even just objects. Things that get a visceral response out of you. That response can be anger, sadness, happiness, etc… But it’s very hard, if not impossible to control sometimes. Now this can be good or bad. Sometimes it’s not…

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The 80%

Most people are just doing good… not great, not terrible… but perfectly fine. This is just a fact. Most issues that are debated on are usually “made hot” by people on the far ends. The 2% on the far ends… they tend to influence the next 8% on either end that aren’t completely on either…

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Sleep…. for Safety?

Numerous studies have been done on the importance of sleep in our lives. Whether you want to make more gains in the gym, better your relationships/friendships, or increase your productivity for your career, sleep is the answer. Unfortunately, we live in a society that tends to celebrate the “hustlers” that do more and more and…

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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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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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