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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Honest and Sincere

A while ago I was blessed with the opportunity to sit with a friend of mine and record a podcast about his story of survival after being severely wounded in battle. No matter how many times I hear his story, it never ceases to amaze me. I’m sure I sat there with my mouth half…

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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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Thankful

photo: me standing up giving a speech at my wedding… most likely embarrassing my wife haha. love her so much! There’s so much in life for me to be thankful for. I have an amazing, beautiful, and supportive wife. I have beautiful and healthy children. I have an amazing family. I have a successful gym…

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Mitt Drills for Working Striking in w/ Wrestling/Clinch Work

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

I read to my kids. A lot. Especially my son who is currently obsessed with books… which is awesome. I find it pretty awesome how some of the older books are just riddled with amazing truths and great concepts. Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss is an all time favorite here in my…

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Consistency

For most people, the ability to excel in something is generally thwarted by a lack of basic consistency. We have a tendency to desire that quick fix, and if we do not see results immediately, we tend to fall off the wagon. I know for a fact consistency is a HUGE problem for me. When…

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Morning Routine

For the most part I run through the same exact routine every morning Starting from the moment my alarm goes off. It helps start my day off right. It helps me to set things in motion to set me up for success in the long run. We’ll skip the standard things and look at a…

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It’s Good, Not Great… Yet

I recently ran a seminar at our gym called “Fighting Dirty” which entails a look at clinch range fighting for self defense. It’s a mixture of clinch work, stand up wrestling, dirty boxing, takedowns, and ground fighting. This is actually the second time I have run this seminar, and as I was going through the…

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Plans are Overrated… Sometimes.

photo: Our first year hosting the Arnold Affiliate Gathering I have a natural tendency to be insanely comfortable flying by the seat of my pants. This is a trait that has done amazing things for me and saved my ass on numerous occasions. It’s also a trait that has caused much anxiety for my wife…

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