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The Barefoot Martial Artist: Why Taking Your Shoes Off, Is Good For You!

When I first started training martial arts as a kid in Karate, the thing I noticed first was that all training was done ...

Why The Hoot, Is Better Than The Roar!

I am, by all accounts a ‘Mans Man’ (what ever that really means). I grew up poor and tough, learned to fight, served in ...

What I Taught at AirBnB & Google

There were three lines in a book that changed my life, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of ...

Finding The Still Point In The Dance of War

Life is a real pain in the ass. It will kick you between the legs the second you lose your focus. In fact lets be…

Talk is Talk, Without Action!

Most of us have a disconnect between what we say, and what actually unfolds into reality. It’s not surprising to be ...

The Curious Nature of Success in Martial Arts & Life!

Life is tough, unpredictable, and will kick you between the legs when you are not looking. Life is, at its heart ...

We Need ‘Slow’ To Be The New Fast in Our Jiu-Jitsu Training!

Speed isn’t fast. In a world filled, even obsessed with immediacy, we invariably miss the nuances of maturity, growth, ...

A Philosophy of Teaching for Performance in a Fight

I had the absolute privilege and honour this past week to work with members from LYNX Commando, a special operations law ...

No Such Thing As Old School Jiu-Jitsu

There’s a contemporary statement made of late where people refer to old school jiu-jitsu as a way of distinguishing it ...

Will This Work in a Fight? It Depends!

Not a week goes by that I don’t receive a personal message on Facebook from someone in the world wanting some advice on ...

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