Saturday, November 21, 2015


Fighting without continuing to develop the inner-observer, the inner good-critic, will only yield a better animal, not a better fighter, not a warrior

That said. If you lack as a warrior, you can still get the sh*t torn out of you by an animal

_ Guro Bahi

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


The taste of my own blood is clarifying. As it drips down from my nose my comrade asks if I'm okay. I smile and say, "yes." For what other answer can I give? The SEACA Systema,, warriors and warriors-in-training have been through far worse. They've served their country and family in too many ways to count, and they have endured far more than a bloodied nose. I breathe and blink once, i nod and I smile as my way of saying continue, there is more I need to learn. Knowing that my, "yes," helps me grow as a martial artist, that a tiny defeat or mis-step is a trifle in the span of a life that will take more than 150 million steps I learn from this moment and I allow this moment to train me to: manage my breathe, let my footwork move through me (instead of thinking about my footwork) and most of all, no matter how fatigued, I must keep my hands up. Lesson learned. Thanks

Saturday, February 7, 2015

What do you see?

A martial artist learns everywhere and every when. When you turn your attention to these Youtube videos, what do you see? What do you notice about breath, timing, footwork, and attitude?

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015

“He spoke of very simple things- that it is right for a gull to fly, that freedom is the very nature of his being, that whatever stands against that freedom must be set aside, be it ritual or superstition or limitation in any form. 

"Set aside," came a voice from the multitude, "even if it be the Law of the Flock?"

"The only true law is that which leads to freedom," Jonathan said. "There is no other.” 

― Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull