"If done properly, no can defense"

Five Of The Greatest Movies Found In The $5 Bin


There is no need for television programs with the amount of movies out there.  But with blue-ray and new dvd prices, it’s borderline ridiculous to buy movies now that you can rent them for a buck through any box outside

"If done properly, no can defense"

Five Of The Greatest Movies Found In The $5 Bin


There is no need for television programs with the amount of movies out there.  But with blue-ray and new dvd prices, it’s borderline ridiculous to buy movies now that you can rent them for a buck through any box outside

The Sylvio Behring Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt Nerves (What You Fail To Be)


Well, if you’re an avid reader of this blog, you should know that John Valentine and I are testing in front of Master Sylvio Behring for our purple belts on April 29th.  Sylvio once told me in a seminar that

The Sylvio Behring Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt Nerves (What You Fail To Be)


Well, if you’re an avid reader of this blog, you should know that John Valentine and I are testing in front of Master Sylvio Behring for our purple belts on April 29th.  Sylvio once told me in a seminar that

Together they make chupacabras

Top 5 Reasons Bigfoot Doesn’t Exist


Everybody likes to believe in something – Wishes, fate, happy endings (of both the storybook and asian massage nature) and even Bigfoot.  It’s nice hope that something is real.  Unfortunately, some are so completely bogus that they should only be bought as “real” if

Together they make chupacabras

Top 5 Reasons Bigfoot Doesn’t Exist


Everybody likes to believe in something – Wishes, fate, happy endings (of both the storybook and asian massage nature) and even Bigfoot.  It’s nice hope that something is real.  Unfortunately, some are so completely bogus that they should only be bought as “real” if

BJJ on an enormous crossword puzzle

The Finer Points And Tips For The Triangle Choke (Sankaku Jime)


The triangle is one of those chokes in Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that everyone loves…unless you’re caught in it and you try desperately to “answer the phone” before taking an ill-planned nap.  There are many reasons to love the

BJJ on an enormous crossword puzzle

The Finer Points And Tips For The Triangle Choke (Sankaku Jime)


The triangle is one of those chokes in Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that everyone loves…unless you’re caught in it and you try desperately to “answer the phone” before taking an ill-planned nap.  There are many reasons to love the

Ding Ding, school's in, bitches

Top 5 People That Have Made Other People Shit Their Pants


….Okay…It can’t be verified whether or not someone really shat their pants unless you’re standing next to them.  Let’s be honest though, people shit their pants when A) You witness something unreal or B) You know you’re about to be in for

Ding Ding, school's in, bitches

Top 5 People That Have Made Other People Shit Their Pants


….Okay…It can’t be verified whether or not someone really shat their pants unless you’re standing next to them.  Let’s be honest though, people shit their pants when A) You witness something unreal or B) You know you’re about to be in for

mike hermosillo scott vincent hidden valley mma

Your Instructor Knows You Have To Lose


If you’ve ever heard the term “quicksand”, used in competition, you know what I’m talking about…you lose once, no big deal.  Lose again, you think it’s just a bad couple of months…lose again…uh-oh…something is wrong…then you think instead of react

mike hermosillo scott vincent hidden valley mma

Your Instructor Knows You Have To Lose


If you’ve ever heard the term “quicksand”, used in competition, you know what I’m talking about…you lose once, no big deal.  Lose again, you think it’s just a bad couple of months…lose again…uh-oh…something is wrong…then you think instead of react

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5 Ridiculously Insane NFL Jukes That Time Forgot


I love football.  I also love big hits.  I also love that moment that a defensive back commits to the hit and misses his target completely, just like your darts when you get too drunk to play a nice game

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5 Ridiculously Insane NFL Jukes That Time Forgot


I love football.  I also love big hits.  I also love that moment that a defensive back commits to the hit and misses his target completely, just like your darts when you get too drunk to play a nice game

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Top 5 Nintendo Games That Changed My Life (and YOURS)


My brothers and I saved for months when Nintendo first came on the scene.  I was 11 years old.  We all skimmed at lunch at school and would come home then throw all of our money into styrofoam cups on

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Top 5 Nintendo Games That Changed My Life (and YOURS)


My brothers and I saved for months when Nintendo first came on the scene.  I was 11 years old.  We all skimmed at lunch at school and would come home then throw all of our money into styrofoam cups on

REACT TO ME!

My Favorite Choke: The Okuri-Eri-Jime (Bow and Arrow to you Jiu Jitsu cats)


Ok, so check this out, compliments of The Human Weapon: This is the Okuri-Eri-Jime.  It’s my favorite choke.  Note the grey guy with his left leg over the other grey guy’s waist.  Also note the expression on the grey guy’s face. 

REACT TO ME!

My Favorite Choke: The Okuri-Eri-Jime (Bow and Arrow to you Jiu Jitsu cats)


Ok, so check this out, compliments of The Human Weapon: This is the Okuri-Eri-Jime.  It’s my favorite choke.  Note the grey guy with his left leg over the other grey guy’s waist.  Also note the expression on the grey guy’s face. 

Photo taken moments before it was realized that a cold garage isn't ideal for thawing out people

Top 5 Tales of Survival Too Insane For You To Pull Off


There’s “surviving”, then there’s “SUURVIVINNNG”.  I’ve survived many things in my life, but it tops out at the time I was 14 and had a cavity for a week.  That shit sucked.  However, I will gladly take a slap in

Photo taken moments before it was realized that a cold garage isn't ideal for thawing out people

Top 5 Tales of Survival Too Insane For You To Pull Off


There’s “surviving”, then there’s “SUURVIVINNNG”.  I’ve survived many things in my life, but it tops out at the time I was 14 and had a cavity for a week.  That shit sucked.  However, I will gladly take a slap in

"Eh? Eh?  haha, gotcha muthafucka!"

I Know Everything About You (The 5 Handshakes That Give It Away)


The dumbest thing you can do in war is give yourself away.  Give away your position, your intentions, your gun (duh)…you’re done.  It’s war, man.  So why on Earth would you give something away about yourself without the need to?

"Eh? Eh?  haha, gotcha muthafucka!"

I Know Everything About You (The 5 Handshakes That Give It Away)


The dumbest thing you can do in war is give yourself away.  Give away your position, your intentions, your gun (duh)…you’re done.  It’s war, man.  So why on Earth would you give something away about yourself without the need to?

Son.................of.....................a bitch.

Top 7 Historical Examples of F*cking Over Your Buddy


Remember when you were 6 years old and the neighbor kid had that sweet transformer that disappeared from his house when you came over only to be replaced by your identical (albeit ”crappier”) version?  Or maybe that girl that you juuuust knew

Son.................of.....................a bitch.

Top 7 Historical Examples of F*cking Over Your Buddy


Remember when you were 6 years old and the neighbor kid had that sweet transformer that disappeared from his house when you came over only to be replaced by your identical (albeit ”crappier”) version?  Or maybe that girl that you juuuust knew

Jiu-Jitsu Educational Roll vs. Respect vs. Losses


What is rolling?  Rolling is a way to develop your game in real world situations, that’s it.  There are two kinds: Educational roll: Rolling when the higher-level “roller” is helping you out Rolling in general: Kicking ass Here’s the difference:

Jiu-Jitsu Educational Roll vs. Respect vs. Losses


What is rolling?  Rolling is a way to develop your game in real world situations, that’s it.  There are two kinds: Educational roll: Rolling when the higher-level “roller” is helping you out Rolling in general: Kicking ass Here’s the difference:

Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt Progressive Guard (Pass)


Ok, time is getting closer to my test…here is a demonstration of the Sylvio Behring Progressive guard system…or as they say in Swahili, “Some badass shit.” (Props to John Valentine, Don Newman and me (halfway through)). Ok ok, I jumped

Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt Progressive Guard (Pass)


Ok, time is getting closer to my test…here is a demonstration of the Sylvio Behring Progressive guard system…or as they say in Swahili, “Some badass shit.” (Props to John Valentine, Don Newman and me (halfway through)). Ok ok, I jumped

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Uchi Mata Tips (Mistakes I Make)


Yesterday I took 2nd in the Utah State Judo Championships.  I didn’t take first for one reason; I didn’t commit to my uchi-mata. Let me explain.  I took up Judo/Jiu-Jitsu nearly 3 years ago and finally have a wall nearing

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Uchi Mata Tips (Mistakes I Make)


Yesterday I took 2nd in the Utah State Judo Championships.  I didn’t take first for one reason; I didn’t commit to my uchi-mata. Let me explain.  I took up Judo/Jiu-Jitsu nearly 3 years ago and finally have a wall nearing

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My Sun Crawls


My Sun Crawls The lights from our makeshift runway were pieces of shit, pure and simple, and by “runway” I mean a rare piece of paved road in northern Pakistan that itself was barely above the quality of tightly packed

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My Sun Crawls


My Sun Crawls The lights from our makeshift runway were pieces of shit, pure and simple, and by “runway” I mean a rare piece of paved road in northern Pakistan that itself was barely above the quality of tightly packed

Here Comes The Purple (Uh-oh!)


So here’s the formula: 1 year = 52 weeks/2 = 104 weeks/ 2.5 years = 130 130 weeks x 4 hours per week (4 hours being the bare minimum for sake of the formula) = 520 hours 520 hours…that’s my

Here Comes The Purple (Uh-oh!)


So here’s the formula: 1 year = 52 weeks/2 = 104 weeks/ 2.5 years = 130 130 weeks x 4 hours per week (4 hours being the bare minimum for sake of the formula) = 520 hours 520 hours…that’s my

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Things Break, Suck It Up


In the last two years and some change, here is a list of injuries that I’ve suffered during Judo randori and BJJ tournaments and rolling: Torn trapezius Fractured rib Torqued (sprained) neck x 2 (yes, my guillotine defense needs work)

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Things Break, Suck It Up


In the last two years and some change, here is a list of injuries that I’ve suffered during Judo randori and BJJ tournaments and rolling: Torn trapezius Fractured rib Torqued (sprained) neck x 2 (yes, my guillotine defense needs work)

Pressure in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


Pressure…not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when making a list of “Things I Enjoy Being Under”. Pressure is essential in Brazilian Jiu Jistu. At the time of this writing I’m a mid-level blue belt and am just

Pressure in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


Pressure…not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when making a list of “Things I Enjoy Being Under”. Pressure is essential in Brazilian Jiu Jistu. At the time of this writing I’m a mid-level blue belt and am just

Pressure in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


Pressure…not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when making a list of “Things I Enjoy Being Under”. Pressure is essential in Brazilian Jiu Jistu.  At the time of this writing I’m a mid-level blue belt and am just

Pressure in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu


Pressure…not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when making a list of “Things I Enjoy Being Under”. Pressure is essential in Brazilian Jiu Jistu.  At the time of this writing I’m a mid-level blue belt and am just

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What it’s like to be choked (The Unlaxed Garrote)


I     The Unlaxed Garrote               A general rule we live by is that of the 100% of people that come in, 10% come back.  10% of those that come back stay, and 10% of those that stay

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What it’s like to be choked (The Unlaxed Garrote)


I     The Unlaxed Garrote               A general rule we live by is that of the 100% of people that come in, 10% come back.  10% of those that come back stay, and 10% of those that stay

Artist's conception

D.B. Cooper, El Dorado, and Flight 19 SOLVED!


Disentangled           I figure since my life is now mostly composed of figuring out how women’s minds work, I might as well solve these nagging mysteries and free up some processing space.           Few things mesmerize me.  Bigfoot captured

Artist's conception

D.B. Cooper, El Dorado, and Flight 19 SOLVED!


Disentangled           I figure since my life is now mostly composed of figuring out how women’s minds work, I might as well solve these nagging mysteries and free up some processing space.           Few things mesmerize me.  Bigfoot captured

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DODGE BALL


Balls of Dodgery Growing up in the 80’s there were two choices for radio: Phil Collins or Genesis.  Unfortunately, both of those involved Phil Collins.  Television for me was Fraggle Rock at 5 p.m. and G.I. Joe at 5:30.  Other

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DODGE BALL


Balls of Dodgery Growing up in the 80’s there were two choices for radio: Phil Collins or Genesis.  Unfortunately, both of those involved Phil Collins.  Television for me was Fraggle Rock at 5 p.m. and G.I. Joe at 5:30.  Other

The World Needs One More Hour


I can’t say with even a sliver of certainty who created this, I just don’t know.  I am, however, willing to bet my semi-warm coat that it was created by the hands of men that have very little interest in

The World Needs One More Hour


I can’t say with even a sliver of certainty who created this, I just don’t know.  I am, however, willing to bet my semi-warm coat that it was created by the hands of men that have very little interest in

I Grow Like a Plant


I’ve been told many times over that I have a gift for writing.  As a teenager (the first time I heard it), I was understandably upset.  The last thing a teenage boy wants to hear is that his gift involves

I Grow Like a Plant


I’ve been told many times over that I have a gift for writing.  As a teenager (the first time I heard it), I was understandably upset.  The last thing a teenage boy wants to hear is that his gift involves

Writing Activity October 7th


I made Scottish beef stew yesterday.  Being a nightworker and coming to school directly from work, I was required to take the stew around my co-workers.  You see where this is going. Last night was busy and I didn’t get

Writing Activity October 7th


I made Scottish beef stew yesterday.  Being a nightworker and coming to school directly from work, I was required to take the stew around my co-workers.  You see where this is going. Last night was busy and I didn’t get

Writing Activity Augutst 31, 2011


As the faded pink “stop” alarm cued in the wash and I applied the parking brake, my son inquired how I got so old.  Gazing from my increasingly misty windshield, the sound of the reciprocating sprays of water just outside

Writing Activity Augutst 31, 2011


As the faded pink “stop” alarm cued in the wash and I applied the parking brake, my son inquired how I got so old.  Gazing from my increasingly misty windshield, the sound of the reciprocating sprays of water just outside