Archive for April, 2014

All I needed to succeed, I learned in martial art

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Everything I needed to succeed, I learned in martial art: When you face an ominous and overwhelming force: absorb and deflect (exhale and don't retreat in fear or lash out in anger; assume its in your best interest... somehow.) change your angle (consider alternate perspectives) restore your positioning (realign with your ...

Never Too Late to Climb

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

One of my favorite martial artists demonstrating through daily discipline, tenacious focus, clear purpose and compassionate giving to others that one of the most stable platforms you will find in life will be "rock-bottom." It is never too late to start climbing, and never too ...

TACFIT Certification in Chile: June 7-8, 2014

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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7 Traits of Successful Leaders

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Jim Rohn, the man many consider to be America's Foremost Business Philosopher offers the 7 traits of successful leaders. CST TACFIT Instructors how many do you currently embody and which do you need to refine? 1. Strong but not rude. 2. Kind but not weak. 3. Bold but not a bully. 4. Humble but ...

Strong is never stronger than smart.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Someone recently poked fun at me implying I'm "not very strong but merely smart." Regardless of the championships I've won, and the life events I've overcome, I've never been 'very' strong. But because I had been forced by circumstances to use my wits, I've always found a way to be ...

We create songs, not sound.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Sitting at the Moscow airport waiting to depart after an amazing adventure with my brother Alberto Gallazzi, I received a message that our CST TACFIT instructor group had been hijacked by a group of former instructors, complaining that I didn't create the movements in my system of education and that ...

Life Gone Full Circle

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

As the USA National Team Coach, I had been black-balled by the American "SOMBO" community for suggesting that if we were ever going to beat the Russians at their sport, we needed to learn how they trained. By the American who was, at the time, president of the International Sambo ...

18 years later, back together in Russia at Moscow ground zero.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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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 ...