Archive for the ‘courage’ Category

To the Athletes of the US Martial Arts Team…

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

We arrive during an era of desperation and turmoil: a gun-shy economy teetering on the edge of neuroses, a nation boldly facing both domestic and foreign terror, a society wallowing in massive unemployment, and an environment turgid with natural disasters. Worse still, traveling around the world for the past decades I've ...

The Luxury of Pacifism has been Paved by the Duty of Warriors

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

My father served in the Korean War. When he returned our family deteriorated because he wasn't given the opportunity to re-acclimate, and was held in contempt by others who didn't serve. Our family melted down and as a result I never got to know my father after the divorce and even ...

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 ...

Do YOU Have What it Takes? Maybe!

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

In 1993, I competed in my first World Games. It was quite intimidating to be among so many elite athletes, especially considering it was the Universiade: the Olympics for University athletes. I had trained like a madman, between 4-6 hours a day, had to drop 22lbs to meet my weight ...

Inside the Mind of a Fighter; How Will You Be Remembered?

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

What's inside the mind of a fighter? I've trained many but the true inner life remains locked private.Within my heart I wonder: what if this were my final competition? How would I be remembered? Would I fight with honor; with valor; with integrity and dignity? Would I be worthy of ...

Become Your Defining Moment!

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

What if this event, what if this one match, this round, this technique, this decision... was the defining moment of your life? What if decades hence you will look back upon this one act as the determining factor in the course your life took? What will you do? Hesitate? Under-commit? ...

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 ...

Israeli Commando TACFIT Challenge: Man Up!

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Having just returned from Israel, a stream of requests have appeared for the workout everyone keeps hearing about: the Israeli Commando TACFIT Challenge. Before I share the workout with you, honor must be paid to the warriors who use this workout.   Here, Alberto Gallazzi - CST Head Coach, TACFIT Team Leader, ...

Gained 33lbs of Athletic Muscle and 40 Years of Life!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

The 2 images on the left were from early November 2008, just about to depart for Italy. The 2 on the right were from last week. So, ten months. Not a ten weeks steroid induced swell, BUT I have better range of motion, mobility, functional power, flexibility, mental stamina and ...

TACFIT: Fitness that Matters! Need Motivated?

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Having trouble feeling motivated to exercise, to face a goal, to chase down a dream? Maybe you're not lazy or meek. Maybe you just you've been watching and listening to others, and as a result have learned ineffective tools for motivation. No wonder, because the motivational tools out there wouldn't ...