New Warrior Thoughts: “Mental Toughness vs. Physical Talents”

“A person who is mentally tough looks at competition as a challenge to rise up to, rather than a threat to back down from.” –Gary Mack from one of favorite books, “Mind Gym.”   Look, you can have all of the physical/genetic talents in

Monday Motivation : The Moment You Quit is The Moment You Lose

I love kettlebell sport, as much as I love martial arts. I feel there is a lot both sports have in common, not just from a physical/athletic standpoint, but from a mental aspect as well. In fact, it’s the mental game that has the most correlation and carry-over, between both sports. In preparation for competing […]

[New Warrior Thoughts] “12 Teachings of the Great Grand Master Carlos Gracie Sr.”

I recently saw the following post via my friend, Rannoch Donald, via a strength coach and teacher of life that I truly look up to and admire, Martin Rooney. Martin simply shared the following from the Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu fanpage. Thus, I believe if anything should truly go viral in social media, it’s those things […]

Jack Lalanne, Health & Fitness Great, “Passes” at Age 96 & Why He is Not “Dead.”

Truly considered the godfather of modern health & fitness, Jack Lalanne passed away over the weekend, at age 96. I say “passed” & not “died” because Jack was quoted stating the following: “I tell people I can’t afford to die; it will wreck my image!” I remember watching old clips of his TV show on […]

Stepping Up Your Game To End Childhood Obesity. How Are You Playing Your Part?

I remember watching an episode of The Biggest Loser, about 2 years ago, and one of the contestants, who was only 18 and had been battling weight issues all of his life, confronted his father, who was also morbidly obese and a contestant on the show. The contestant, Mike Morelli, asked his father, Ron, why […]