Self-Defense for Your Daughter, Teach her to throw these strikes hard!

If you have a daughter that is going to high school or college this fall I am sure that you are concerned about her safety to some degree.  Truthfully, having a daughter or son, presents the same number of concerns.  It is daunting to think, that you can guarantee your teenager will face all sorts... Read more »

April Sexual Assault Month: Protecting Your Greatest Asset, You!

April Sexual Assault Month: Protecting Your Greatest Asset, You!
Do not freak out, but 80% of all rapists are relatives, friends or acquaintances of the victim. They mostly happen in the home, office, on a date, or in a familiar environment. Most of us have a pretty good idea of what we would do during a fire or a tornado, but what about an... Read more »

I wrote a book, Best Accomplishment Ever!

I wrote a book, Best Accomplishment Ever!
Many people I have met have mentioned a screenplay, novel or book they would like to write during a casual conversation.  Each time I have heard it, I do not hold them to it – because I do not judge their comments to be an admission of a true-life long goal.  I do believe that... Read more »
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Guide to Mitt Holding for Boxing

There is more to boxing training than just hitting the bag. Of course, bag classes and drills have a place in your overall training and naturally offer a great workout dynamic. But, if you really want to build your boxing skills and learn how to punch well – you need to train on mitts. Mitts... Read more »

The worst martial arts fight scenes, I mean bad, REALLY, REALLY BAD! (but hilarious)

The worst martial arts fight scenes, I mean bad, REALLY, REALLY BAD! (but hilarious)
There are so many things that I could point out that differentiate me from other martial arts school owners, traditional practitioners and the many men I have encountered that could kill me with one touch.  But I must be honest and reveal, we are all connected – we comprise the majority of the audience members... Read more »

Patrick Kane Eat Your Heart Out!

Patrick Kane, the Blackhawks number 1 draft in 2007, is the total package when it comes to hockey skills.   The two-time Stanley Cup winner and two-time Olympic Hockey team member was the star of a Bauer commercial that began circulating last fall.  This video was created to promote the Vapor  APX2 stick and has drawn... Read more »
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Can we learn to be resilient?

Can we learn to be resilient?
“The world breaks everyone and afterwards, many are strong at the broken places.”  Ernest Hemingway We have all felt that at some point in our life we have been broken.  Whether it was an emotional, physical or mental state of deterioration.  Many things can lead to the status many refer to as, ‘falling to pieces.’  ... Read more »

Avoid shoulder injuries in 2014 from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Avoid shoulder injuries in 2014 from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Are you addicted to ground training?  If the mat is your second home, invest 3-5 minutes on each training day to properly prepping your shoulder joints.  Kimuras, omoplatas and Americanas are unavoidable when practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Even if you have respectful training partners, the shoulder can be susceptible to so many different types of... Read more »

Anderson Silva Brutal Loss- Warning! Gruesome Images, Not for the Weak Stomach

Anderson Silva Brutal Loss- Warning! Gruesome Images, Not for the Weak Stomach
I think that Anderson Silva’s injury will go down in MMA history as the most notorious and gruesome, freak loss of all time.   Silva lost by TKO against Chris Weidman in the second round at MGM’s UFC 168 after checking Silva’s leg kick.  Despite being knocked down in the first round by Weidman, Silva’s... Read more »
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11 Great Gifts for Those Who Love to Punch & Kick

11 Great Gifts for Those Who Love to Punch & Kick
Let me help you find the perfect gift for anyone you know that loves to punch and kick.  If you know someone that is taking a boxing class at their local health club, doing Krav Maga at a licensed training center, kickboxing at the YMCA or doing Muay Thai at a martial arts school, you... Read more »