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Fear – The Real Hidden Enemy

#TrueTalkTuesdays 79 Fear is just like a virus. It’s contagious, spreads easily through the weak and unprepared, and can destroy your goals and even your life if you allow it overcome you. In times like these, were life is uncertain and in a state of flux, fear thrives. People panic and make decisions without thinking, […]

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Imaginary Training – Does it work?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 78 With an abundance of time away from the mats, can you train with your imagination effectively? Yes! 100% Yes. Speak with any top performer of their field and I would guarantee that they have spent a considerable amount of time thinking about their goals and how they would achieve them. In a world […]

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Panic vs Rationality

#TrueTalkTuesdays 77 The media done a terrific job of causing panic worldwide. Between people freaking out, fighting each other for supplies, virtue signaling, or just in complete denial – we get all the worst parts of humanity in a large dose. Maybe I’m just not prone to panic. I can’t recall a time I have, […]

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Do you really have to “Beat” the Champ” to win a title?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 76 “If you want to be the┬áchamp, you’ve got to┬ábeat the champ.” In combat sports, that is a commonly used adage, which means that if you are going to win a decision against the champion, you have to really beat him or her decisively. By that sentiment, on a close fight, judges are supposed […]

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People like to tell excuses, but nobody wants to hear them

#TrueTalkTuesdays 75 Yet, people uses excuses all the time. Take Deontay Wilder. After suffering a tough loss to Tyson Fury, he didn’t make excuses in the ring, and took it like a champion. But, then he starting making excuses afterwards, notably that his walkout costume was 45lbs and he was wearing it for too long […]

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Throwing in the Towel

#TrueTalkTuesdays 74 When do you do it? This is such a difficult matter to judge. Watching the Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury fight brings that question into focus. Spoiler alert, a towel was thrown by Wilder’s corner at the 7th round after he was pushed into a corner and shelling up from a Tyson barrage. […]

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Did Diego Sanchez Take The Easy Way Out?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 73 Yes and no. Spoiler Alert: in UFC Fight Night 167, Diego Sanchez won by disqualification against Michel Pereira in the third round due to a knee on a grounded opponent. By all accounts, Diego was on the ass end of an ass beating. In the final sequence, Diego was dropped by legal knees […]

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How fast did I get a black belt?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 72 It doesn’t matter. How much I can bench press, squat, deadlift, my mile time, medals I have won or anything like that also shouldn’t matter to you when it comes to your personal progress. Too often, I get people asking for certain benchmarks or milestones that I have achieved and wanting to use […]

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I have forgotten more than you will ever learn

#TrueTalkTuesdays 71 I remember one of my coaches jokingly tell a student of his this statement, and all of us having a good laugh. But sadly, this can be more true than anyone realizes. Anyone who has trained for a few years can tell you that their martial arts strategy changes over time. This is […]

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Important lesson I learned from playing RPG games

#TrueTalkTuesdays 70 As a kid born in the 80’s in the beginning of the video game era, I loved playing video games. I used to have every platform from Atari, Nintendo, Sega, TurboGrafix, Playstation, and of course playing on Macs and PCs as well. While there are many games that I have fond memories of, […]

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