Finding Balance

This week during our recording session for The Kamiwaza Podcast we talked about finding balance. Now in the episode, the main focus was on “work/life balance” but overall the discussion was on balance overall in life. This is an area a lot of people just don’t consider. We tend to be very much one way…

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Forced Accountability

This weekend I was down in Ft Myers, FL teaching a seminar with my good friends at New World Defense and Fitness. On the way home I boarded my flight which happened to be in the emergency exit row. I have sat there numerous times over the years. As usual, they ask everyone if they…

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Triggers

Triggers We all have them. Things that people say or do. Events or situations or even just objects. Things that get a visceral response out of you. That response can be anger, sadness, happiness, etc… But it’s very hard, if not impossible to control sometimes. Now this can be good or bad. Sometimes it’s not…

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Just Say No

After the article last week, my mind has kind of been on this kick of looking at things we do daily, that we could adapt and in turn might just help us not only improve our lives but our chances of avoiding or surviving an attack. One that sticks out to me is saying “no”…

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What’s with the Change in Posts?!

So I recently received a few different inquiries, comments… dare I say concerns, in the direction my posts have gone the last few months. Nothing means, or rude, just inquiries into why I seem to have switched from heavily self defense in topic to heavily leadership, discipline, growth etc… It’s a really good question and…

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do… Seriously!

As a coach this is an issue we often run into. Members or people online will see something I am doing (be it physically in training, in business, in teaching etc…) and assume that, that’s the best way to do things. More so, they might bring up in class or during a conversation “Well, you…

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5 Tips to Crush 2019

5 Tips to Crush 2019 Well, ladies and gents another year is upon us. I am sure most of us have set goals and right now you’re on fire to hit them. Unfortunately, most of the population will lose this fire in a week or so and even more in the next 2-3 months. Whether…

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Stick to the High Road

I was having a discussion with a very good friend of mine about a person that was going out of their way to talk poorly about him. He was interested in how I would handle a situation like that. Unfortunately, I have been in that very spot a few times, I am pretty sure we…

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The Ready Mind

“Being ‘armed’ is a mindset, not a physical condition.” -Rob Pincus A lot of self defense instructors and practitioners focus a lot on the efficacy of their techniques or the tools they teach with. The natural ability to be used by people, their ease to learn, how brutally effective they are, etc… Any system taught…

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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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