Archive for the ‘compassion’ Category

Never Sufficient - Always Necessary

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

I posted this poll on my fanpage on Monday: if faced with a crisis where the life of a someone you loath depended upon rapid action, and you may face almost-certain harm, would you take the action: YES / NO? 95% would be a Good Samaritan. Though I believe ...

Why I Got Started in Martial Arts

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Doctors claimed my joint pain related to osteochondrosis, which basically means as I grew my connective tissue didn't adhere to my growth plates like normal children and causing conventional sports and athletics to shred me, requiring my mother to rub my joints with liniment nightly as I screamed through tears ...

Balance the Warrior and the Yogi

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Perhaps you're more enlightened than me. But in the event that this article can help you as it has me, I'd like to share a lesson I learned from my teacher, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (or "Amma") who gave me the honor of my Sanskrit name (accepting me as a ...

Post-Traumatic Stress: The Mobility Home Remedy

Monday, September 29th, 2008

I thought I would share a clip from one of my vintage videos locked in the RMAX "vault" of one of my most significant coaches, Russian General Alexander Ivanovich Retuinskih, Honorable Master of Sport in Sambo and Judo and Distinguished Coach of Russia, and Founder of the ROSS Training System. When ...

Releasing Emotional Toxicity

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Guilt is learned. We are not burdened broken or ill by nature. Guilt is a legacy, hazed unknowingly by our predecessors generation after generation. Early in life, most people are their most impressionable. The reason is that the amygdala, and its emotional imprinting develops prior to the 'higher' functions of ...

FlowFit ARMY and Preventing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Violence to each other is not in our genetic makeup. It takes extreme conditioning and psychological leverage to kill another human being (Lt. Col. David Grossman, On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill). We are genetically programmed to support our species... and yet millennia of violent atrocities against ...

“Camera-Friendly Hostile Subject Control”

Friday, June 27th, 2008

In this month's issue of Australia's Premier Law Enforcement Magazine, RESPONSE AUSTRALIA, one of the participants of my Force-Responsive Subject-Control (FRSC) workshops in Brisbane, Doug Nicholson - an incredible professional who is advancing the support, information sharing and communication between law enforcement personnel worldwide - published a review of his ...

Do You Practice Authentic Tolerance?

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

This following article represents all that is repulsive and vile about religious dogma. These myopic dogmatists give religion a horrible image, and foster an ongoing campaign of hate throughout the world. Were it not for dogmatic beliefs, the world would be a healthier and safer place. How does the author of ...

Win @ Training; Lose @ Form

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Do you feel like you go into your personal practice, your "exercise" with a goal that you want to triumph in? Do you want victory in your "workout" and find yourself pushing too far, and fall into that oh-so-common rut of start-push-recurring injury/pain-stop? Well, it's not restricted to you. I'm form-fascist because ...

My 10 Step Plan to Defrag Your Brain

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Have you been feeling stress, anxiety, fatigue? Do you feel overwhelmed by decisions, have trouble falling sleep and staying that way, and have difficulty creating solutions to simple as well as complex challenges? Are you feeling sapped, trapped and just plain fried? Well, you're not alone. The bad news is that life can ...