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Failure To Fight: It’s Not The Physiology it’s the Interpretation

I had won 10 street fights in a row, yet once again when faced with another opponent, I felt the surge of fear pulsate...

Mindfulness-in-Action: Leaving The Zafu At Home!

As a martial artist, mindfulness has been an integral part of my training, and coaching for many years — way before it became popular....

The Yoda of Sparring

Okay, I am a little bit of a geek (at times). I am a sucker for sci-fi movies like Star Wars. When you look...

Action Without A Thinker: The Search for Elusive Martial Performance

If you have been following me on Facebook recently, then you know that roughly eight weeks ago I injured myself quit severely on the...

How The Modern World is Making You Lose Your Spidey Sense

Last week while running a training event at Google and AirBnB I made a prediction. In the coming decade, what we are going to...

What I Taught at Google

There were three lines in a book that changed my life, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of...

How to Take on The Martial Arts of Everyday Life More Skillfully

If I Can, Anyone Can!

For a very long time, in fact not even that long ago, I was embarrassed to tell my story. I preferred for people to...

How Boxing Taught Me To Sweat The Small Stuff

There is a lot of fuss made about setting goals. Tony Robbins says, “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into...

Facing Off With Your Inner Opponent

In many ways modern martial arts is an extension of modern living, at least as we experience it in the West. Just like so...

Mindfulness-in-Action: Leaving The Zafu At Home!

As a martial artist, mindfulness has been an integral part of my training, and coaching for many years — way before it became popular....

Finding The Still Point In The Dance of War

Life is a real pain in the ass, it will kick you between the legs, the second you lose your focus. Lets be real,...

Life & Work Success

What I Taught at Google

There were three lines in a book that changed my life, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of...

Putting the Art back in the Martial

I am Not Your Master: Being My Student Is Your Choice

I totally get that people, or should I rather say men treat me differently to other men they may know. The fact that I...