Archive for the ‘passion’ Category

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 ...

What’s the Punchline in Your Life?

Monday, July 6th, 2009

On July 1st, I was given the honor of speaking as keynote for the MENSA National Conference. Considering the course of my life, presenting my story to the "High IQ Society" seems like an ironic punchline in the riddle which has been my life. It's one thing for me to somehow ...