The Alphabet of Skills

Working on my L-Sits before bed.  Our skills, supplement training and knowledge resources can be thought of as letters in the alphabet. Once we have master or become efficient at the basic letters we can re-use and recombine them in many different ways. This is what I refer to as skill reuse; basically we leveraged […]

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Leadership – A Broader Sense of Passion

Me & my youngest about to hit the trails. “Do what you love, and love what you do.” At it’s core this statement, to me, reflects leadership. To be successful as leaders we must discover our passion and learn to function from that core. By spending time dedicated to our passion allows us to continue […]

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Johnathan Waggoner MMA Fight – 20130724 – Summer Slam

Johnathan had his second fight this past weekend bringing his record to 2-0 with a first round KO somewhere around 2:35 seconds. He was fighting as a Welterweight (170lbs) Johnathan’s original opponent also backed out the day of the fight. I’m not sure what his opponent weighted in at so not sure if it was a […]

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Jordan Burke MMA Fight – 20130724 – Summer Slam

Jordan had his first fight this past weekend bringing his record to 1-0 with a first round stoppage due to strikes at 1:43 seconds. He was fighting as a Welterweight (170lbs) but due to his original opponent backing out the day of the fight we accepted a match with a Middleweight (185lbs.). Jordan actually weighted […]

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Tightness behind the knee during stretching

A common thing I see in the Forge when students/athletes first start training is tightness behind the knees during flexibility and mobility training. I have even spent significant time working with older individuals who could not put their knees flat on the floor when seated. The worse case occurring about 8 years ago with an […]

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Right is right, Wrong is wrong

Drawing of a Simple Warrior I did awhile back  (based on another drawing I saw once) “Keep your distance from unvirtuous people.” ~ Rōshi Takuan Soho (1573-1645) student of Sensei Shun-oku Soen and disciplined in Rinzai Zen Buddhism.  An individual who has true character knows the difference between right and wrong. Having character means if something is […]

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What’s in Your Poultry? Wait What, Arsenic!

During the 1940′s manufactures began to use arsenic in some 100 products that were used in chickens, turkeys and pigs, eventually becoming industry standard, approved by the FDA and continued a rise in its usage. What the Heck? Small amounts of the arsenic variations roxarsone, nitarsone, acid and carbarsone is used as a feed additive […]

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Continued Success & Refinement – New Source of Motivation

Doing some Tire Flips Now that I’m approaching 40 I find myself in an interesting point in my life. I no longer care about being the so called ‘best‘ or ‘strongest‘ or ‘biggest‘ or ‘coolest‘ or whatever else you want to add on. I want to give my best effort in everything I do, show […]

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