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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5 Tips for a Better Competition Experience

Saturday the Endeavor BJJ crew headed up to Toledo to participate in the Buckeye State Grappling Championships. Any time I go to an event or competition, I like to look around, see how things are run and see how the athletes act. We run a lot of competitions at our facility, so I like to…

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Seminar Training

My partner Rob just finished up a great weekend teaching a group of students how to handle a close quarters fight while armed. I was looking back through old videos of some of the seminars we have done and it never ceases to amaze me just how amazing people are. The majority of people that…

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July 2nd, 2017

9:30am – Strength 400m sled drag (45) + DB Carry (2×20) rotating farmers and front rack position — DL 5×5 @ 295lb — 12m sandbag carry (150lb) 12m run 12m farmers carry (106lb + 124lb) 12m run 12m backwards sled drag (205lb) 6 rounds – approx 7:45   11:00am – BJJ 30 minutes king of…

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The Placebo Effect

My sister sent me a text the other day with the following image she took of a magazine article. The article is marketing certain products to consumers based on the fact that “Fatal assaults on female joggers made heartbreaking news in 2016.” Along with the image her text simply said “interesting.” That’s a pretty good…

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There’s No “Long Game” In Self Defense

The argument over what system is “the best” for self defense, has been beaten to death for years. Every day it happens, in a hundred different ways. A few people may change their mind or “come to the light” (some for better and some for worse), but the reality is, this argument solves nothing. The…

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