You’re Never Finished

So the book pre-order launched and went very well. As the orders kept coming in, I found myself very excited and yet super nervous. I spent 6 months writing this book. Every day I wrote. A lot of time has been dedicated to this book, not just the writing, but the years of learning, training,…

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…Then I Broke His Fucking Nose

I’m a father now. I have a daughter. As I scan through Facebook and see all the “Me Too” statuses, you get to thinking. How do I best prepare my daughter for the real world. Now, I have no idea what the world will be like 5, 10, or 15 years from now. But after…

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Book Pre-Sale is LIVE

After 10 months of working on this project, we are finally ready to go to print. Find out more HERE and reserve your copy today!

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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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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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Aftermath: Psychological Recovery

Psychological: Extreme violence comes with a price for everyone involved: the suspect, the victim, the families of both, and witnesses in close proximity. Whether you were directly injured, survived physically unharmed, witnessed the attack, or simply are related to someone involved, it’s important to understand what you may experience moving forward. This is a complex…

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Standing Chokes for Self Defense (Ten Finger, Guillotine, and Throat Grab)

Attacking the throat directly with a few chokes from standing. When training these with partners, be careful and cautious. Move slowly and be prepared to tap!

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Front Headlock Defense

  Taking a look at the front headlock (standing guillotine) and a few options for defending it. The goal is always to get out of the position before it fully develops, so we look at how to shut it down, as well as how to deal with it as it locks in. 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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Are You Teaching Your Students to Pass a Test or Survive Violence?

Most martial art systems have some form of ranking in place. Whether it’s belts or levels. In many traditional martial arts you must perform specific katas in precise ways to earn stripes or belts. Most BJJ groups hand out stripes based on attendance, performance in class, results of competitions etc.. Some BJJ gyms actually have…

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