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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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Getting Kicked While You Are Down

#TrueTalkTuesdays 59 “That’s f@#$ing illegal!” – Dana White It would be if I was in the UFC octagon, but in this case I’m talking metaphorically about life. 🙂 Last week I split my head open, sprained my wrist badly, and tweaked my back – all while trying to recover and get back to 100% function […]

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Trick or Treat

#TrueTalkTuesdays 58 Every Halloween, kids dress up and go door to door saying, “Trick or Treat” in hopes of getting a big bag of candy to take home. But is it just about the candy? If it was, there are easier and quicker ways of getting candy. They could just go to the store and […]

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Blue Belt Silver Medalist > Black Belt

#TrueTalkTuesdays 57 Nick Rodriguez caused quite a stir when he took a silver medal in the 2019 ADCC World Championships as a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt. Along the way, he defeated BJJ Black Belt World Champion and ADCC 2013 Absolute Champion Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu. So does that mean his blue belt is better than […]

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How to Stay Motivated

#TrueTalkTuesdays 56 Getting excited about something is easy – at first. Usually you get introduced to some new activity by chance and if it clicks for you, you are hooked! You start talking to everyone about it, dream about it, and make all of your free time revolve around it. But just as the excitement […]

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My Sprawl is an Avalanche that Crushes Everything below it

#TrueTalkTuesdays 55 One of the great sport psychology tools that I have used extensively throughout my career is morphism. What is morphism? Morphism is the act of conjuring a third party (person, object, or idea) and channeling their power to make you perform better. I’m not talking about using the dark arts to summon a […]

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A Reminder – Everyone is human

#TrueTalkTuesdays 54 After watching the 2019 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships, one is reminded that everyone is human. There are always upsets in each tournament that odds makers would never have expected. Spoilers ahead, proceed at your own risk 🙂 The featured image as just one of the upsets, with 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu product […]

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Weight Training

#TrueTalkTuesdays 53 Some martial artists believe that they do not need to lift weights to improve performance. They believe that simply practicing their martial art will give them enough resistance to build a physique that is well suited to their martial art. True and false. You can build up a strong body by thoroughly training […]

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Outline of my Diet Plan

#TrueTalkTuesdays 52 I have shared bits and pieces of what I have been doing for the past 9 months or so, but I haven’t laid out a complete plan. Until now. I will give you a quick summary if you haven’t followed my progress lately. I went from a soft 214lbs (probably around 20% body […]

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Do what you do not

#TrueTalkTuesdays 51 I get questions all the time from people asking what they should do to get to the next level of their training. Whether it is technical, cardio, diet, strength, or competition, people are looking for the next shiny object to take them there, and think I have a secret that will make all […]

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