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Weight cutting wackiness

October 25, 2017

  There have been reported deaths of athletes dying from extreme weight cutting in MMA recently. Not just deaths, but also athletes in dire condition at the weight-ins. This has happened in other combat sports, even at the amateur level. Wrestling(real wrestling folks), has been a major victim of this, with even reported deaths of […]

The Runaround

August 19, 2014

Running..but how? There have been several debates on the positive and negative effects of running recently. Rather than debate its effectiveness for the general population, this article will cover running for the means of fitness and training for a martial nd combat sports. Most people will think of running right away as a great way […]

Bad habits

May 17, 2013

  Bad habits are like an anaconda, once they enwrap you, your bad habits, like the anaconda’s deadly crush, will destroy you. The bad habits I am talking here in this article are not the small petty things like forgetting to put the cap back on the toothpaste, but of bad habits that can destroy […]

Fitness fallacy

July 31, 2012

As the fitness industry grows high, ther are its lows. I get a pain in my neck, everytime I read of an MMA training program from “fitness gurus” who have never competed in anything resembeling MMA. These experts even offer MMA conditioning instructor certifications to their followers. Their MMA background considers of some early years […]

Certification Circus

June 13, 2012

It seems everywhere I look in the fitness and martial art industry; everyone seems to have certifications from A to Z. If there’s something new and fashionable in the industry, people are running out to get certified in it. I’m not knocking down certificates, I do think they are useful, but I feel some people […]

Training in Japan 2012

May 22, 2012

I had a great opportunity to be able to train with the pro-fighters of the Pancrase affiliated fighters. These fighters are under the group the name Pancrasism. Their training started at 12 noon. It started off with light warm up, the 2-3 rounds 3 min shadow boxing. From there, we did takedown entries, back and […]

Plant-based diet project

March 22, 2012

As many of my students and others have noticed that I have lost some weight, mainly fat. Over a 2 1/2 period time, I lost about 16 lbs. This seems like alot, but I didn’t suffer, and my energy level was great all the time! The “secret” to this loss? A plant-based diet. Myself, I […]

Negativity

January 25, 2012

Several weeks ago I read and article in the Globe&Mail entitled ” It’s time to shed the tyranny of dieting-losing weight is a losing battle” I was quite disappointed in the message that any attempt in trying to lose weight is useless. This message in a national newspaper is what fuels many people in thinking […]

Invest in your health

November 25, 2011

  Most people I come across in daily life will tell me all about their financial investments they made, how much they earned etc… When I ask them if they train or exercise, they say they have no time, or no money (ha!). No time? These people will spend hours in front of their computer, […]

Kettelbell Plus Workout

July 22, 2011

Here is one workout that I use for myself and coach others to do. It is a workout that uses kettlebells and bodyweight exercises. It can be done 2-3 x week or as I do, once a week , while doing different workouts the rest of the week. I am using heavier KBs for lower […]