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Aug
27
For the grapplers on a budget out there…

For the grapplers on a budget out there…

This post is for those of you who train in the martial arts–particularly grappling/Brazilian Jiujitsu–and are looking for an affordable gi/kimono AND who are fans of Art of the Dojo!

Jul
13
Is self-defense Biblical??

Is self-defense Biblical??

“But the deeper question remains…how can a Christian believe in actual self-defense in real life (as opposed to sporting) situations when someone’s life may be on the line?”

Jul
11
My Renzo Gracie Academy trip 2012 (Conclusion)

My Renzo Gracie Academy trip 2012 (Conclusion)

“Igor, Gregor, Rolles, Daniel Gracie, John Danaher, Zed, Sapo, Black Rob, Joe D’Arce, Silver Fox…it’s like a wall of smiling, respectful, polite death!

There are Renzo black belts from as far away as South Africa and Greece here, because RGA only does promotions once a year. It’s amazing to be the this room.”

Jul
9

My next women’s self defense seminar – July 29th!

“Hey ladies, here’s quick spot for my next Disciple Dojo Women’s Self Defense Seminar. Watch and share with any women (ages 13+) in the Charlotte area who’d be interested!”

Jul
8
My Renzo Gracie Academy trip 2012 (part 5)

My Renzo Gracie Academy trip 2012 (part 5)

[Click HERE for part 1] [Click HERE for part 2] [Click HERE for part 3] [Click HERE for part 4] Day 3: Lunchtime class Today I decide to sleep in and skip the 7:30am class. That’s such a great decision! I wake up around 10am and am able to rest, eat and check email before […]

Jul
1
My Renzo Gracie Academy trip 2012 (part 2)

My Renzo Gracie Academy trip 2012 (part 2)

“Do any of you readers remember watching NWA wrestling back in the early 80s? Specifically tag team matches between the Road Warriors (aka. Legion of Doom) and some random no-names in satin jackets with mustaches and wrist tape? Remember that feeling you had as the bell rang and you just felt sorry for them because you knew that they were about to be completely decimated by Hawk and Animal?

I think that’s how anyone watching me was feeling that morning.”

Jul
1
My Renzo Gracie Academy trip 2012 (part 1)

My Renzo Gracie Academy trip 2012 (part 1)

After letting the gang get somewhat acquainted with their surroundings, it’s back to the apartment for a good night’s rest.

Derek, Chase, Mike and I have a date with John Danaher at 7:30am and the rest of the group has class at 8:00 (though as I learned last year, given the “Brazilian time” nature of John’s classes, the others actually end up starting before we do!).

May
24
New documenatry looks at faith and fighting

New documenatry looks at faith and fighting

“The film follows several pastors and fighters in a quest to reconcile their faith with a sport that many consider violent and barbaric. Faith is tried and questions are raised. Can you really love your neighbor as yourself and then punch him in the face?” Check out my interview with one of the directors!

Feb
25

Top MMA fighter beat up by 5-year-olds!

If you don’t know who Georges St. Pierre is, you should. “GSP” as he’s known by most fans is the UFC Welterweight Champion and considered by many to be the #2 fighter in the world on the pound-for-pound list. Other than Chuck Liddell (who my Mom knows mainly from his “Dancing with the Stars” stint!), […]

Feb
14
Qualifying Mark Driscoll’s defense of MMA

Qualifying Mark Driscoll’s defense of MMA

“I have multiple theological and ministerial disagreements with Driscoll, but when it comes to being a fan of MMA and believing that it is a legitimate sport that Christians can enjoy and even participate in, he and I are on the same page. However…”

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