I had finally made it to the gym, after a packed holiday season day full of chores and errands. I felt like crap, hadn't slept well, and had been busy all day-- but I still went. And I'm glad I did. I always am. I sat through almost an hour of traffic to make the … Continue reading "In Victory, Tighten Your Helmet Cords"
Technique of the Day: Baseball Bat Choke from Knee Slice position, with the added fun of using the Gi if you couldn't pass the grips.Thoughts: Knee slice starting to feel a bit more natural though it's definitely not my preferred way to pass yet (too many places to get caught/sweeped, at least when I do … Continue reading AAR: 12/18/18, Baseball Bat Gi Choke
Technique of the Day: Same as this morning. Knee slice pass into a baseball bat choke.Reflections of Technique of the Day: Tried to smooth out the pass since I had already worked it today. Choke was a little harder with a different partner-- even during drills, he was a big guy who was framing hard … Continue reading AAR: 12/17/18 1200
First off, write out all the good things, everything that went well, from your failures. Be detailed and generous with yourself. A lot of good things will have happened. It’s rarely all bad. Then note how you handled your failure. Did it affect your life and your relationships? How so? How did you think throughout … Continue reading After Action Report (AAR): 12/17/18, 0630: Knee Slice Pass into Baseball Bat Choke
One of my earliest memories of my martial arts career was, sadly, not a good one. I had just failed my purple belt test in Shito-Ryu Karate. I was just shy of 5 years old. I had been training for a couple of months with my brother (9 years old) and my father (adult). Apparently, … Continue reading Who am I, anyways?