We lost a good one #107

Good morning folks, today I had planned to share some updates with you in regards to my daily routine until it was overshadowed by the murder of one of Iran’s most accomplished wrestlers by the name of Navid Afkari (read here). It was incredibly disturbing to find that a 27 year old man was hungContinue reading “We lost a good one #107”

Together we are stronger #105

Today is my brother Steve’s birthday (the second oldest out of us four boys). In this digital age we don’t use photo albums so I went through my phone and dug up some photos dating back at least 10 years ago doing what we do best, training Muay Thai, competing, relaxing and having fun. It’sContinue reading “Together we are stronger #105”

Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting #104

Many of us have seen Master Po, from the film Kung Fu Panda, embark on the a journey that pairs him up with the Furious Five and ultimately leads to his transformation of empowerment. In times like these, this age old story of Martial Arts, that has been time tested for thousands of years, couldn’tContinue reading “Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting #104”

We have arrived! #100

It’s hard to believe that 114 posts ago I was afraid of clicking “Publish” on my very first blog. I can vividly remember what seemed like a monumental decision to go live with the post. Funny how we are when it comes to our initial leap of faith. Most of us can empathize with howContinue reading “We have arrived! #100”

Daily blog #97

Covid check Live life, because somebody else has it way worse. Do something nice, because someone right now feels like shit. Be giving, because someone else has nothing. Be fearless, because somebody else is terrified. Laugh, because someone is crying. Hug your family, because some don’t have one. Be happy, because someone else is strugglingContinue reading “Daily blog #97”

Daily blog #96

One hand washes the other Today was both one of the happiest and saddest days of my life. One of those days in which the sheer memory gives you goosebumps… As a Jiu Jitsu instructor it is common to receive praise from students or their parents for your efforts which has always, for lack ofContinue reading “Daily blog #96”

Daily blog #93

Lessons from a rock- There are endless lessons to be taken from nature. Yesterday I spent my day exploring Yellowstone and Teton National Park. Here’s what I learned from the rocks I spent time with: 1. Be still 2. Just like water and wind, life chips away at you, stay strong and persevere 3. BeContinue reading “Daily blog #93”

Daily blog #93

Everyday we live and die- Driving through the Teton National Forest on the way to Yellowstone you are constantly cautioned to “Beware of Bear”, drive carefully for crossing wildlife, watch out for falling rocks and avoid climbing certain areas. What National Park management understands is their role to advise you to the best of theirContinue reading “Daily blog #93”

Daily blog #83

It’s not what you know, but what you can prove – There’s an old saying “those who can’t do, teach”, it was one of those things that seemed cool or funny to say but in actuality couldn’t be farther than the truth. While there may be some truth to that statement, in the case ofContinue reading “Daily blog #83”

Daily blog #82

Repetition There is a universal truth in regards to practicing any given skill. If you lift 100 pounds in the gym it is the same 100 pounds for the next guy, but with practice you will becomes stronger until it is too light for you. For the person who has worked diligently and consistently toContinue reading “Daily blog #82”