You Ain’t Shit (Part 1)

If you’ve ever thought to yourself “There is nothing I could possibly learn from this person.” There’s a 99% chance you’re completely wrong and, subsequently, just an asshole. Every person you meet has something for you. Even if it’s how not to do or say something. Get off your high horse. Be open minded. Be…

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Focus On Where You’re Going, Not Where You Are

I’ve been listening to a good amount of The MFCEO Project w/ Andy Frisella lately. Good stuff, if you’ve never taken a listen. One of the topics he generally hammers home is “Winning the Day” and he has a few gems when it comes to getting things done, creating momentum, and actually achieving your goals…

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Close Quarters Weapons Access

We’re taking a look at a few concepts and ideas we can utilize to help get to our gun or knife in a close quarters fight. A few things you have to understand: 1) I am only drawing my gun if I feel both morally and legally that I have to in order to protect…

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HR2 Thoughts

I just returned from a weekend training down in Charlotte at the Fit to Fight HQ. Over 3 days there were seminars on clinch work, medical care, creating resilience/toughness, blood chokes for bjj, submission defense, utilizing the underhook, defensive firearms, wrestling, impact weapons, and weapon retention. I could write pages about the individual instructors and…

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Utilizing the Toe/Ankle Pick for Self Defense

  Many elements of wrestling can be utilized in self defense. Here we look at using a few elements of the toe pick in a situation where you’re on the ground and the attackers legs are near your head. Enjoy!

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Make the Most of Your Time

A few months ago I was approached by a student (yes I am just writing about this now, I’m a bit behind on writing hah) regarding what “extra” work they could do to fix a few of their weaknesses. When I get questions similar to this, I always start with, what they’re doing now, with…

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See It Through Their Eyes

See It Through Their Eyes I was cruising down the road, slightly late for a seminar. As I looked up ahead I noticed a cop car and before I could slow down, the lights went on and the cop pulled the U-turn. It was a basic two lane road so I put on my flashers…

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August 13th, 2017

10:00am – Awaken Training 2 Hang Muscle Snatch Above Knee + 2 Below Knee 45/75/75/75 — 6 Seated Behind the Neck Press 75/85/85/85 — 8 Hip Bridge DB Bench (20×1 – 50/60/60) 20s Ring Push Ups (8/9/8) ME Ring Row Hold (35/30/45) 60s rest 3 rounds — 20 Cal Row 16 KBS (70lb) 12 Single…

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July 24th, 2017

1:00pm – Awaken Training 8 Glute Bridge DB Bench (30X1 – 2x60lb) 8 Double Prone DB Row (20X2 – 2x35lb) 4 sets — 10 ring face pulls (20X1) 45 sc plank on rings w/ feet on box 3 sets — 50s wall sit 12 ring push ups (20X1) 8 UB DB Muscle Snatch each arm…

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July 23rd, 2017

Received my purple belt yesterday in BJJ … woot woot! 10:00am – Awaken Training 5 Kang Squat (4021 – 75/95/95) 8 GHD hip extensions (2020 tempo w/ 20lb DB) 60s rest 3 rounds — Back Squat 2,2,2,2,2 (30X1 – 185/225/255/275/285) — RNT DB Lunge 2×8 each leg/2×6 each leg (2010 – 2×8 @ 50s/2×6 @…

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