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Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Great interview with Fight Choreographer John Salvitti.
John designed the fight scenes in our movie POUND OF FLESH… here he discusses his career and the film, it’s a great read, I highly recommend it, John’s a master who’s created some absolutely classic fights.
The interview is here: M.A.A.C. – MMA Fight Choreographer JOHN SALVITTI: POUND OF […]

SubmissioN Impossible

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

A good friend of mine from our dojo, Dennis (big “D”) founded a non-profit group called SubmissioN Impossible that I’d like to direct your attention to for all those interested in making tax deductible donations for very good causes.
SubmissioN Impossible is dedicated to helping disadvantaged inner city youths better themselves through martial arts […]

The Rise and Fall of the Pepsi to UFC’s Coke: A Strikeforce Oral History

Friday, January 11th, 2013

For the martial arts junkies (like me) yet another Oral History, this one… The Rise and Fall of the Pepsi to UFC’s Coke: A Strikeforce Oral History.

Behind The Scenes Of THE BREAK IN

Monday, December 24th, 2012

In a follow up to my post on Mata Leon & The Break In, there is also a behind the scenes look (in Turkish) of the making of the commercial, which has gone viral in the MMA and BJJ world… here it is:

Congrats to my friends Emre and Can!

Mata Leon & The Break In

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

This is totally cool.
A good friend of mine, Emre, who trained with us at our dojo for quite awhile, moved back home to Turkey (where he’s from, of course) and started his own martial arts apparel company, which is called Mata Leon Kimonos & BJJ Apparel.
Now that would be cool just in an […]

Why Joe Rogan Does Jiujitsu

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Joe Rogan recently received his black belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu and shared some thoughts on why it’s so important to him…

Joe also has a TKD background, like I do, and I remember my own instructor back in the day telling me the same line about human potential, and that always stuck with me (too […]

A Quick Note As That I Am Cuh-Razy Busy … TUF Last Episode

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

It’s true, I am SLAMMED with work, and I’d bitch to my boss about it, but that’d be ME, and I’d just sneer at myself and make several snide comments on commitment, dedication, and finish up with a rather fantastic putdown of my appearance at the office (which is in my home) and accuse me […]

Tapped Out By Matthew Polly

Friday, November 18th, 2011

My friend Matthew Polly’s book TAPPED OUT came out yesterday, so I wanted to give it (and he) a shout out.
Matt’s the author of the bestselling book American Shaolin, a chronicle of his adventures while training at the Shaolin Temple. It’s a great book, and he has a new one out now, called TAPPED […]

TUF After Action Report - dullness

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

I live-tweeted last night’s episode, but Twitter failed on me sometime after the first round, and it’s just as well because the episode was, for me, quite the snoozer … which sucked because last week’s was so satisfying (last week being Akira getting his ass handed to him in a sack) and this was quite […]

Rapping On Writing - Nouns, Verbs & Triangle Chokes

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

I posted this on a private FB group a couple days ago, and a couple friends suggested I put it here as well, so below is an edited and much more polished version of the comment. Hope you dig it.
Writing is my vocation and passion, obviously, and I love doing it … my other […]

TUF After Action Report - Akira’s Karma

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

I missed last week’s posting as that I was out of town, but regrettably the Canadian BJJ guy Roland got his ass handed to him by TJ, which is too bad, because I liked his fight to get into the house … but he seemed really out of his game. That happened, and we also […]