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How to get experience without experience?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 26 “Proper visualization by the exercise of concentration and willpower enables us to materialize thoughts, not only as dreams or visions in the mental realm but also as experiences in the material realm.” Paramahansa Yogananda Ever seen a job listing that has a position for an entry level job, but it requires 5 years […]

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Spectator vs Athlete vs Warrior

#TrueTalkTuesdays 25 “Generally speaking, the way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.” Miyamoto Musashi Last week I shared my opinion on early stoppages, or when the referee should stop a fight. But what about the fighter – when does he have to stop? Well, that question was asked this past weekend in TitanFC […]

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I need your help

My top Black Belt fighter, Jason “the Specimen” Soares, has just defended his Titan FC Featherweight championships in spectacular fashion. He scored a vicious KO after a dominant first round against a tough opponent. He is now 12-0 in pro MMA, with 10 finishes by submission and knock out. But, we need your help! We’re on a […]

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If he dies, he dies

#TrueTalkTuesdays 24 “Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love.” Vince Lombardi In what I think most people were completely surprised with, the first UFC of 2019 was a shocker, having TJ Dillashaw getting finished in just 30 seconds of the first round against Henry Cejudo. […]

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Would You Turn Down A $300,000 Pay Day For A Grappling Match?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 23 “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” Warren Buffett Over the weekend, Andre Galvao gave an off hand comment about Gordon Ryan, and in doing so set in motion what could have been the biggest money fight in grappling history. Initially, Gordon challenged Andre for $50,000 in a winner take […]

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Will Travel For MMA

#TrueTalkTuesdays 22 “Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.” Unknown The new year is just starting, but my travel itinerary is starting to fill out quite nicely. If you checked your email yesterday from me, you will have found out that I’m doing my first BJJ/MMA Retreat in Costa Rica […]

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Happy New Year!

#TrueTalkTuesdays 21 “I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. I think if you want to change something, change it today and don’t wait until the New Year.” Georgina Bloomberg Happy New Year! It is customary to create New Years Resolutions as a way of motivating yourself to start fresh and make changes in your life. […]

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Merry Christmas! What’s better: Giving or Getting?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 20 “Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.” Ben Carson Merry Christmas! I hope you woke up to receive a lot of love and happiness, and were able to give that back too. I will keep this one short and sweet, as you have more important things to do […]

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Gordon Ryan vs Cyborg Breakdown: Slapping Stall Fest?

#TrueTalkTuesdays 19 “Always keep your composure. You can’t score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score.” Horace So if you have been on social media this weekend, chances are you have read that Gordon Ryan has won double gold in the IBJJF No Gi World Championships in the Ultra Heavyweight and […]

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Strike while the Iron is Hot

#TrueTalkTuesdays 18 “Strike while the iron is hot. Once the iron cools, you will no longer be able to shape it.” My dad once told me a joke that I was reminded of this expression: A Venezuelan (my dad is Venezuelan) had heard great tales about the USA and of how opportunity and fortune were […]

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