Training in Kansas

Had a work trip recently to Kansas where I got the opportunity to reunite and train with some old friends in the Kansas City area.  It was great to see old friends and get some training in between work commitments.  Oh, and the BBQ was excellent!

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11 Years In…Brown Belt

I was honored to receive my Brown Belt in Gracie Jiu Jitsu on January 14, 2018 from my long time friend and jiu jitsu instructor, Ricardo Bayona.  One more step forward in this never ending journey.20180115_165648329_iOS

“Fall down 7 times, get up 8 times.” – Japanese Maxim

“If you allow the status quo to persist, you can’t expect to improve performance, and you can’t expect to win.” – Jocko Willink

Carlos Machado Seminar

Great seminar with Master Carlos Machado last month! Always a treat to get to train with one of the Machado brothers. I’m looking forward to the next opportunity to train with Carlos already!

Carlos Machado and Tim Martin
Master Carlos and Tim – 2017

 

“Mental bearing (calmness), not skill, is the sign of a matured samurai. A Samurai therefore should neither be pompous nor arrogant.”- Tsukahara Bokuden (1489-1571, founder of Kashima Shinto ryu)

“Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.” – Carl von Clausewitz