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Returning to Russia after 12 years

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

  12 years later, I return to Russia - where I once learned so much - to share the distillation, refinement and innovations I made to what my coaches had once taught me.  To teach in Russia, especially next to my brother Alberto Gallazzi, is a dream and an honor beyond words. Next ...

Write something worth doing, or do something worth writing

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

  What you write forecasts your potential. You are not slave to it, but are greatly influenced by it. Write a great story. And when over, report back the significance of your experience, no matter how tragic or difficult the circumstances.  Word are powerful things. And for so long in my youth, my ...

We believe what we tell ourselves, especially under high intensity experiences.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

  If you don't believe words can give hope or cause harm, you only have to observe the impact of a parent talking mindfully or mindlessly to a child. When coaching someone to high intensity, we experience identical impact. Under high intensity effort, the brain is primed to internalize dialogue, being in ...

Am I borderline obese?

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

A doctor told me that I was borderline obese, and needed to start looking at eating less. At my height and weight (irrelevant factors for fitness), my "BMI" read that I was at the cusp between "overweight" and "obese." Listen, the BMI is utter bullocks. Your weight and your height cannot ...

Grace = Power

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

  Half of the industry believes that only efficient movement is the primary virtues for healthy fitness; the other half - functional muscle. In practical application, they're synonymous. Grace = power and power = grace. To increase one should improve the other. If not, then although it may appear more powerful or ...

You can defeat my body without a reason, but my mind, only with one.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

  I certainly cannot speak for other peoples' lives, but here, I can and do express my own life. I have spent my life dealing with those who attempt to convince me of illusions. And though becoming a "world champion" martial artist has stopped many from being able to hurt me ...

There is no box to think out of

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

   My greatest discoveries and best innovations came from disbelieving that things "must" be done the way everyone else had been doing things, rather than assuming that I was just not competent to do things the way others thought they "ought" to be done. That disbelief has served me greater than ...

Success is an iceberg

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

  On one hand, others see those who succeed by judging the small island above water level, when the true work lies far beneath the tiny visible sliver piercing the surface. Look deep. On the other hand, when you're striving to succeed at a goal, you can feel the dark, deep pressure far ...

Don’t change so people don’t work against you. Own who you truly are and the right people will work with you.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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Though I step on the mat alone, you are outnumbered

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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