David Avellan – Watch MMA, BJJ Videos, and Learn Martial Arts
Like what you see? Share it with a friend!

Category Archives for Journal

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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″, […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

Slow Cooking To Remove Soreness?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 39 “Funny how quickly the mind moves, but how slowly time does when you’re in pain.” Josephine Angelini, Trial by Fire So if you have been following me, you know that I have been doing work on my health and fitness. Between physical therapy, walking, jogging, weight training, and diet – I have been […]

Continue reading

The Heart of a Champion

#TrueTalkTuesdays 38 “MMA is about showing who would live and who would die in a real fight.” Jason Soares In Titan FC 54, my black belt Jason “the Specimen” Soares defended his belt against Ariston Franca in the main event of the evening. As if fighting is not tough enough, he had the additional pressure […]

Continue reading

How to get off a plateau?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 37 “Plateaus are a manifestation of the law of diminishing returns, and when we reach one it simply means that it is time to adjust our methods.” Chris Matakas I hit a plateau, and I only just realized it after 6 weeks. As you might know, since October of 2018, I made a change […]

Continue reading
1 2 3 13