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I am now doing blogs for MixedMartialArts.com

MixedMartialArts.com is one of the biggest and oldest MMA forums in existenance. I have been following the forums on that site for over a decade and loving it. It is with great pleasure that I am now blogging for the Underground Forum (UG), and will be doing so on a weekly basis. You can check […]

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Taking it Back to the Old School…

A long time ago when I first started training MMA, I remember a friend once joked about a rival instructor, saying that this master had forgotten more techniques than we both know. It was funny at the time. The idea of forgetting techniques in a trade that you practice everyday seems absurd – or does […]

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What’s Your Favorite Color?

That doesn’t really matter, right? I was asked by my cousin not too long ago (who just got bit by the MMA bug) all sorts of questions, one of which was how do I prepare myself for a match. I have a mental imagery system that I use to get myself prepared for a match. […]

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You Are What You Think…

You Are What You Think…Most About. This can be good or bad, but more often than not it is limiting. Most people don’t invest in themselves – and I’m NOT talking about financially. I’m talking about putting some time aside everyday and talking to yourself. Not aloud in public – that would be kind of […]

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Enemies, Opponents, Rivals = Great Friends?

The people you fight with the most tend to be the people closest to your heart. Anyone who has siblings or is married knows this all to well, LOL! The same is sometimes true in the competition arena. If you are without ego, it is hard not to respect a person that you have battled […]

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Do you check yourself out?

You should. Not because you are admiring your body (LOL), but to look for areas to improve. My brother and I since we first started competing have always filmed our performances. It is the easiest way to spot mistakes, learn new moves, and develop improved tactics. This practice is pretty common amongst serious competitors, but […]

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How to Stay Healthy While Flying

The thought of getting on an airplane makes many people sick. Some people are extremely nervous about flying. Some are under a lot of stress due to work or are rushing to make the plane. Others feel drained after a long flight and feel jet lag that crashes their energy levels. There is a simple […]

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If…

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you. If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being […]

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place?

The best way out is always through. – Robert Frost What need to be done is almost always obvious. The problem is not lack of knowledge; rather, it is making the decision to deal with the situation. All animals try to avoid confrontation. In the primitive world, a confrontation was almost always a deadly predicament. […]

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Nothing will ever be attempted if…

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.” -Samuel Johnson There is always someone out there that will tell you what you are doing is wrong. They will have many reasons as why you will fail. If you had to sit and answer each objection, you would never have time […]

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