In February my family and I unintentionally settled in Green Cove Springs, FL which is a small town set along the St. Johns River. I say "unintentionally" because we had only intended to stay on nearby Camp Blanding, a Florida National Guard base, for a month to get caught up on things. You see, we'd... Read more
Over the last 18 months or so, my family and I traveled from coast to coast. It was quite the adventure for us all, and we made as many stops along the way. Visits to National Parks, Memorials, friends, and family were all on the agenda for the length of our travels. As you travel... Read more
https://youtu.be/7Vfy5l7I3QY This was a unique and exciting experience for me a couple of decades ago. Inside Kungfu magazine and my Silat teacher, Victor DeThouars, collaborated on a video instructional series called Combat Silat. This series was shot in Pak Vic's academy located in Bellflower, Ca and included Guro Dan Inosanto, Guro Ron Balicki, Guro Joel... Read more
MartialQuest founder and CEO was interviewed and featured recently in the Georgia College & State University alumni newsletter!
A short, but excellent piece on Boyd’s OODA as it applies to business. The focus is on the “Orientation,” which Boyd prioritized in importance above all else.
The first rule of any knife-work is understanding that you will get cut. Yes, there is no such thing as a clean disarm or other fancy technique to send the knife flying from an attacker’s hand. The reality is that you must be prepared psychologically for the outcome. This is not to say that you... Read more
Champ, Champ. Double Champ. The one and only Daniel Cormier has been named the MMA Fighter of the Year by ESPN. He is the obvious choice, of course. “DC” was busy throughout the year with racking up a 3-0 record, and was able to not only defend his Light Heavyweight title, but also gain the... Read more
Bought tickets to Vegas for the Ultimate Fighting Championship? Hopefully, you can get those changed or maybe there is an available connecting flight to L.A. to get you there in time for the weekend. Maybe a car rental is the answer. The UFC is a great big bowl of caca these days. The latest, of... Read more
“Jiu Jitsu is for Everyone” is the slogan that some use these days to encapsulate and promote what Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers its practitioners. However, there were days when Jiu Jitsu was surely not for everyone. Those old school practitioners (…no not you blue belts who started a couple of years ago or even those... Read more
What is Takemusu? Takemusu is an Aikido-derived term and concept that was developed by Aikido's founder, Morihei Ueshiba. He referred to this as an aikidoka's spontaneous generation of new techniques in reaction to a variety of situations (my words and interpretation). A further explanation may be from a description of what it isn't. That is,... Read more