24 Hours to Mourn

Anyone who knows anything about me, knows that my grandfather played a pretty important role in my life. When he passed away I remember my mother saying that at some point he told her she gets 24 hours to mourn, then get back to it. I don’t know how that conversation came up, I don’t…

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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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July 12th, 2017

5:00pm – Recovery 20 minute ROMWOD   6:00pm – Awaken Day 3 Back Squat (32X1 – 6,6,5,5,4) 95/115/135/155/175 — RNT Split Squat (20X1) 8 reps each leg w/ 2x20lb DB rest 60s Ring Pull Ups (21X1) 5 reps rest 60s 3 rounds — Single Leg RDL (2011) 8 reps each leg @ 2x20lb DB rest…

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July 11th, 2017

6:00am – BJJ 20 minutes drilling pressure pass into heel hook, and pressure top control into kimura 5×5 min round no-gi   12:00pm – BJJ 20 minutes drilling mount escapes and sweeps 5×5 min rounds gi   3:30pm – Awaken Day 2 WU EMOM 12 min 1) 5 seated box jumps (high height each round)…

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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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It Takes a Village… So Don’t Be A Dick

The last few days I’ve seen several people on the interwebs chastising people for teaching Active Shooter courses. I’m not talking about the ignorant crazy people who think the training is stupid because “all you need is a gun” or “no average person can fight back against a gunman.” No, I’m talking about something much…

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You Can’t Say That

You Can’t Say That The following is the beginning of an actual text conversation I had with my sister a few days ago (emojis included) Sister: Bro… I love you. But you can’t say “dick” in your book! :-0 Me: Sure I can. 🙂 She is referencing a section in the end of the book…

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