Posted Mar. 1, 2017
A recent humor website reminded me of something. Not every piece of advice you receive is good. No matter your situation, someone in your life will offer an observation, a suggestion or a proposed solution.
Posted Feb. 19, 2017
Nashville’s Hot Chocolate 15K
Posted Feb. 13, 2017
Scrolling Facebook early one morning this week I found a memory from about eight years ago. It was an image of a bunch of Jiu-Jitsu students attending the grand opening ceremonies for the new location for the USA Jiu-Jitsu organization. The most striking thing in the image was how few of the people in it were still training in that location, or even training at all.
Posted Feb. 9, 2017
Playtime and Childhood Development
Posted Jan. 20, 2017
In the continuing quest for enjoyable and wholesome foods to fuel our pursuit of physical, spiritual, mental and social well-being I found a sweet and spicy chicken dish that’s packed with protein, vitamins and nutrients. My post-training meal last night was quick, simple and delicious. Try it out:
Posted Jan. 19, 2017
I tell people all the time my mission in life is to spread the love of Jiu-Jitsu throughout the world. In my previous job I talked about Jiu-Jitsu and all that it has brought me since I discovered it. I converted two coworkers. They agreed after relentless badgering to try a class. Both signed contracts at my professor’s school. One trained for a while and set it aside for other life events. The other trains as circumstances allow after moving to a place where academies are far from home.
Posted Jan. 9, 2017
Why do I train in the martial arts? In a world where gun violence remains a top-of-mind threat how does hand-to-hand combat training remain relevant? As we recount the mass shooting incidents of the last several years, it is important to realize that physical assaults, strong armed robberies, carjackings and other violent acts occur at an alarming rate as well. Regardless of the threat, martial arts training can be extremely relevant. Specifically, training in martial arts which includes realistic, modern self-defense tactics can mean the difference between life and death. However, self-defense training is more often the difference between being a victim and being bypassed as a target.
Originally posted Oct. 2016
Modern Martial arts and Family Fitness Center opens a new facility in the coming weeks. The center offers Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing and Self-Defense.