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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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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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