5 Steps

Friday, 26 December 2014 by

I’d like to discuss 5 steps that I firmly accept as keys to betterment. While there are certainly even more steps in the bigger picture, I want us to focus on these 5 at this point, as they are fundamental to our achievement. The focus of the video is on street self-defense, but these principles

The Greatest Gift

Thursday, 25 December 2014 by

On this Christmas Day I would like to share with you a very special gift, the true feeling of love that only another person can bring and offer. So it is in that spirit that I offer you this Christmas gift. With a beautiful accordion arrangement and performance by Mr. Joseph Natoli, I present to you

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014 by

I want to wish each and every one of you a joyous and hopeful holiday season.

Violent Encounters

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 by

In this video clip I talk briefly about preparedness for a violent encounter. Are you ready?

There Is No Surrender

Monday, 22 December 2014 by

This video topic is pulled from an actual event that took place in Chicago a couple of years ago. It demonstrates how sportive training can develop bad habits or judgement in relation to real world events. Remember, there is no tapping out in the street. Be prepared to fight for your life.

Today is the first day of winter. For those of you who live in snowy, icy, or cold conditions, defending yourself outdoors can be an often risky or even totally foreign environment for you. I briefly discuss some things to remind some of you that gym training can be vastly different than real world fighting.

Proper Visualization

Saturday, 20 December 2014 by

In this video clip I offer you my take on proper visualization. I have been visualizing since the 1980’s and I think it can be a strong tool to better ourselves as a person as well as an athlete. However, like anything else there are wrong ways and correct ways to do things and it

This is a bit longer video. About 20 minutes. In it, I discuss the role jazz improvisation has had in developing me as a fighter. Freedom of expression within the constraints of sound principles. I hope you watch it and I can expand on this subject as I firmly believe it is something that is

Removing Your Ego

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 by

Here is a video clip discussing the importance of removing your ego to enhance your training. The benefits of applying these principles will not only make you a better athlete, they will enhance your life as well. I hope you enjoy it.

Cancelling Your Goal

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by

This video clip discusses elements of stress and how at times it might be better to release or cancel your goal in order to achieve it. It’s not about giving up. It’s about redirecting yourself to a place mentally where you can move forward with less hindrance.