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You really CAN teach an old Dawg new tricks!!

I’d like to give a big shout-out to my fellow GA Bulldog Herschel Walker for not only stepping into the MMA cage for the first time tonight…but for doing it at the age of 47 (when most other pro athletes are playing golf or marketing ‘as seen on TV’ products!). Not only did Herschel compete, […]


The Dojo gets a new address

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Discipleship Dojo has a new web address. It’s now www.jmsmith.org Shorter, easier to remember and easier to tell others about! So help get the word out and let’s keep the training going nonstop in the Dojo! JMS


Running the race

So, this past weekend I ran a marathon. Yes, you read that right. James-Michael Smith, the non-runner, ran 26.2 miles. I finished the Kiawah Island Marathon in 4 hrs, 58 minutes and 39 seconds. I was hoping for between 4:30 and 5:00 so accomplished that goal (though I was a little disappointed that I had […]


I finally got my LMA black belt

Saturday, Sept. 26th I tested for my black belt at Leadership Martial Arts. The test was a grueling 3+ hrs of drills, technique demonstration, live sparring and forms. Our head instructor, Sensei Derek Richardson, brought in a panel of martial artists to judge us. We had never met them and they didn’t know us, so […]


UFC and the UMC

UFC and the UMC Okay, what possible connection could there be between the sport of Mixed Martial Arts’ flagship organization and the state of the United Methodist Church?? Seriously, have these two organizations ever been mentioned in the same article before? I dunno. But now they have. Enjoy,JMS Posted using ShareThis


Help me spread the love!

Hey Dojo-dwellers! I’ve created some fun banner ads to promote my Examiner articles: Would you consider copying the code for one (or each) of them below and posting them to your facebook, Myspace, blog, website, or anywhere else that will help catch people’s attention and direct them to the articles? cut and paste your favorite […]


Congratulations Lyoto!

Showing that strategy, intelligence and top-notch Shotokan karate is an unbeatable combination, Lyoto Machida won the light heavyweight championship at this weekend’s UFC 98 event by KO’ing Rashad Evans (previously undefeated) in the 2nd round with a beautiful combination! Not only is Machida the undefeated LHW champ in the highest level of MMA on the […]

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