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Training with Women

#TrueTalkTuesdays 69 On my Facebook, I have seen a bunch of posts lately about men asking about how to refuse training with women, how hard to train with women, and proper etiquette. So I will take the opportunity to give you my opinion on how to go about this from the male perspective. The obvious […]

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Doing what needs to be done

#TrueTalkTuesdays 68 We all have those days that just seem to never end, and not in a good way. One thing after another, problem after problem you have to deal with, and at the end of the day, you have nothing left in the tank to do what you really set out to do. At […]

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My 2020 New Year’s Resolutions

#TrueTalkTuesdays 67 While a part of setting new year’s resolutions feels cheesy and being a follower of trends, I’m all about setting goals – regardless of the time of year. So I just see New Year’s as a reminder to check out my goal list and follow through. I will share 10 of my goals […]

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Merry Christmas!

#TrueTalkTuesdays 66 It’s Christmas Eve, and I’m sure you have plenty of better things to do than read an email from me, so I will keep it short. Thank you. Thank you for following my teachings, videos, podcasts, emails, providing feedback, and supporting my journey in the martial arts. I have made a wonderful living […]

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What we can learn from Santa

#TrueTalkTuesdays 65 One of the most beloved people of all time by children is Santa Claus, but he really should be a role model to us all. Think about it: this man works all year long to make gifts in the frozen north pole, only to have to travel all around the world in one […]

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Crossing Over

#TrueTalkTuesdays 64 Conor McGregor, Luke Rockhold, Gordon Ryan, Nick Rodriguez, and even boxing great Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury is considering crossing over. I’m not talking about into another dimension or into the after life, but athletes crossing over into other sports. The first wave of cross overs was with weight classes in MMA. Conor jumped […]

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Bad luck?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 63 Starting a day off with bad juju is not a good way to go. My girlfriend was has been using a Surface Go (a tablet) for over a year now with a protective case, but it did not have a screen protector. For some reason, she decided to put a screen protector on […]

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Expecting the Unexpected

#TrueTalkTuesdays 62 Home improvement projects… There is nothing quite as frustrating as starting a home improvement project, only to find you are missing a part. You then have to stop and go to Home Depot to find the missing part. When you get back, you make progress but then hit another road block, perhaps in […]

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Building a new home base

#TrueTalkTuesdays 61 As you may know, I just moved again. I have been moving at a frequency of once every 2 years for the past 6 years. Each time, it has been a learning process, and the goal was to improve my girlfriend and I’s quality of life and opportunity. This move has done both. […]

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What do fight fans want to see more than anything else?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 60 Is it a knock out? A submission? A bloody brawl? A big brawny fighter? Sexy ring card girls? All of the above? No. All of those things are in or part of every fight card. There are a bunch of MMA promotions besides the UFC like OneFC, Bellator, PFL, Invicta, and many more […]

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