Vitamin D Deficient?

The importance of Vitamin D is not lost on you if you've ever worked in a building with few windows and little access to the outside.  Check out this article by Honey Colony concerning Vitamin D and its benefits: Vitamin D Benefits: Sunshine Helps Protect Your Health There was a time when the majority of... Read more

Effective Self Defense

“Nothing is more harmful to the world than a martial art that is not effective in actual self-defense.” – Choki Motobu (founder of Motobu-ryu Kempo and notorious Okinawan Karate street-fighter)

The Reality….

There is a lot of buzz in martial arts circles recently concerning a video from China showing a challenge match between an amateur MMA fighter and a Tai Chi master. If you have seen the video you will quickly agree that the young MMA fighter dominated the Tai Chi master.  What isn't clear is really... Read more

Matt Thornton and Rickson Gracie

SBG's Matt Thornton conducted an interview with Rickson Gracie and it was released overnight.  Great interview. Rickson provides his thoughts on training in isolation or 'positional sparring' and connection among other topics.  Well worth th 30+ minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQNCz_hw6vc&w=560&h=315

Bread…the evil carb…

Bread is a notorious diet-buster. The flavor, texture and high carbohydrate content make it difficult to stop eating bread once you've started. In fact, many people undergo a chemical process while eating bread that triggers them to eat more and more. It's no wonder many diets advise us to stay away from bread, especially bread made from refined white flour.... Read more

They fight to liberate…..

‘They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate.’— President Franklin D. Roosevelt

Teddy and Jiu Jitsu

"The art of Jiu Jitsu is worth more in every way than all of our athletics combined." - President Theodore Roosevelt More on this:  http://www.bjjee.com/articles/us-president-teddy-roosevelt-trained-jiu-jitsu-judo/

Lowering Cholesterol

Back in December I received some troubling news regarding my latest lipids panel.  I'd been concerned about it for years, and have a genetic predisposition to high cholesterol.  After about 6 months on a ketogenic diet my lipids were a bit out of control.  Of course, the ketogenic diet did exactly what it is designed... Read more