Walk the Walk

The photo above was taken of our volunteers after a weekend of running a big weightlifting competition at the gym. This event has become a staple in our community, sees about 100 lifters over two days, has hosted olympians, national champions, and world team members. It involves big sponsorships, DJs, lighting, raised platforms, and more.…

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More is Not Always More

One of my athletes approached me this morning and asked a very simple but important question: “What does ‘over-training’ look like?” Great question AND shows great awareness. This is something we see a lot in self defense, athletics, business, life, etc… Doing too much at once. But what exactly does that mean? What DOES it…

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Sensitivity Drill for Arm Drags, Head Clears,and Duck Unders

When introducing dynamic movements and concepts, we want to make sure we build progressions for the student (or ourselves) so that we can build towards hitting them in real time. All too often we have a tendency to drill the movement from a technical standpoint, then go straight to trying to hit it full speed,…

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Knife Defense: Moving Around the Back

In this video we’re taking a look at a knife attack where the person has attached to you first with the other hand (a common occurrence) and is keeping you from efficiently addressing the knife arm. This is just one option/concept to keep in mind. If I can’t efficiently address the knife arm, and assuming…

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Advice I Actually Took… And Worked: Andy Frisella

Andy Frisella is one of my favorite people to follow at the moment. I was first turned on to him by my good friend Drew Dillon, when he suggested I listen to Andy’s podcast: The MFCEO Project. Andy has a pretty in your face style, which I thoroughly enjoy. If you are ok with tons…

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Evasion Drills – Responding to an Active Killer

The following video shows a very brief snap shot of a few drills we run in our Responding to an Active Killer courses. All too often people assume running to safety is simple. And sometimes it is. However, when to run, where to run, and the variables that come into play create a decision making…

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A Little BJJ Fun: Duck Under to Sit Through to Ankle Lock Series

We spent some time in our #drilltokill class tonight putting together a fun series. We begin with a simple duck under to take the back. From the back we step through the hips and swing out to get our outside Ashi position. From there we look at a few options for finishing the straight ankle…

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Advice I Actually Took… And Worked: Dale Carnegie

Millions of people read self help books, or follow motivational speakers, or subscribe to the media pages of great minds and take in hours upon hours of content and advice. However, most people don’t actually take that advice and put it into action. That’s pretty much the difference between a success and failure. We live…

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Controlling the Head in Turtle

Taking a look at the basic concept of truly controlling the head when on top of a player in turtle. Whether you’re utilizing this for wrestling, bjj, or self defense. When on top of a person like this, you want to truly smash their head and face into the ground. Using the hands or hips,…

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Clinch and Knees Flow Drill

In this video we’re discussing the need to adapt in dynamic clinch situations. All too often, we tend to obsess over a specific position and when we can no longer hold that spot, we are not ready to transition to another. We’re looking at a start from a common grab you find in most KM…

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