Why Pain is Imperative to success.

From the time we are little; our parents tell us things like Don’t touch that its hot, or don’t climb that you’ll fall and of course, what did we, as good obedient children do? We touched that and got burned and we climbed whatever structure we were told not and we fell; even though, things […]

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Underdogs, upsets, and overcoming the odds

Underdog. That is a title I’ve carried for a long time; long before I ever stepped foot on a mat. When I was nine months old, a neurologist told my parents that not only would I never be able to walk, I would probably never be able to talk, feed myself, or hold a pencil. […]

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The Emptiness of Excellence

I want to share a video with all of you today of my friends Katelyn Bouyssou and Everet Desilets training. Katelyn and Everet are two very high level grapplers in both judo and wrestling who, in my opinion,  will almost certainly be representing the United States at the Olympics in the next few years. If […]

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