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The Eagle in the Hen House

#TrueTalkTuesdays 46 There is a story about an eagle’s egg that rolled off a nest into a hen house. The hens hatched the eagle egg and raised it as one of their own, and as a result, that eagle believed itself to be a chicken. At first, it dreamed of being an eagle and flying […]

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How Many Promises Have You Broken?

“Broken vows are like broken mirrors. They leave those who held to them bleeding and staring at fractured images of themselves.” Richard Paul Evans #TrueTalkTuesdays 45 A broken promise erodes trust and integrity, and done repeatedly, will create distrust and break a friendship. Most people don’t make promises with no intention of fulfilling them (unless […]

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Fastest KO in UFC History is now held by one of my Black Belts

Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal knocked out Ben Askren in just 5 seconds with a flying knee that stunned everyone. But how Ben Askren is handling his first and only loss is the real takeaway from this story. #TrueTalkTuesdays 44 Anyone who followed this fight knows that there was a tremendous amount of trash talking that sold […]

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Coming back from surgery

#TrueTalkTuesdays 43 After being away from the mats for over 7 months due to surgery, getting back into the swing of things comes with several challenges. Physically, I believe I got myself into good shape. I have been walking, running, stretching, lifting, dieting, and doing everything I can to be healthy. However, my knee is […]

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I’m Back! Top Side Kimura to Back Mount

After 7 months off the mats, I have returned and brought some new tricks to the table! In this video, I show a simple but very effective and hard to stop back take from the standard Step Over Kimura. This is a great option if you want to be more conservative with your attack and […]

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What isn’t measured isn’t improved

#TrueTalkTuesdays 42 “What isn’t measured isn’t improved.” Unknown So the first two pictures are from today, the last two from about 3 weeks ago. I should have been taking pictures from the beginning 6 months ago, but oh well. I have been taking body measurements though. Neck is 17″, up from 16″, chest is 43″, […]

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When should you lie?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 41 “Every lie is two lies, the lie we tell others and the lie we tell ourselves to justify it.” Robert Brault Let’s face it – people lie. Big lies, little lies, deceptive speech, lies of omission, and everything in between. Some lies are very well calculated, others just flow out freely without a […]

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Far Knee Block Problems and Chaining

The Under Hook is my favorite wrestling clinch with the Far Knee Block being my favorite take down. I have won big matches using it, like in the ADCC World Championships 2009 against Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu. It is relatively low risk technique, with a high reward. That being said, there are a lot of misconceptions […]

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Knowing what NOT to do can be more important for survival

#TrueTalkTuesdays 40 “The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” Michael Porter Yesterday I shared a video breakdown of what Rose Namajunas did wrong when using the Kimura against Jessica Andrade in the UFC 237 main event. What you might not have known was that Rose used the Kimura multiple times throughout the […]

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UFC 237: Rose Namajunas Kimura Mistakes

Here is a video breakdown of the errors and solutions with the Kimura that “Thug” Rose Namajunas used Against Andrade at UFC 237. My girlfriend is not trained and much smaller than me, so you have to pardon the clunkiness in the execution. But, I highlighted the two big mistakes Rose made so you don’t […]

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