Counter Strike

Since my last update here, my school has opened, and I have been blessed with a turnout much bigger than anticipated. At times I feel like I’m teaching everyone in the city at one point or another, which is fantastic not only for my business, but for me as a person. We have had the ability to create groups based on skill level, and age, we focus on a wide variety of self defence lessons, and even had a new class opened by one of my long time female students, aimed directly at ensuring that young women have the ability Read More


I mentioned at the end of the last entry that the plans for my martial art were about to get a lot bigger, and the reason I know this is that I have silently secured a deal for a large enough space to open my own school. The kicker to that, is that it’s on the street where my brothers fight happened. It’s a few blocks down the road, but the connection is still there. I’m still in my rough neighborhood, and still near my childhood home. You may wonder why I chose this area, and to me, the answer Read More

The Best Defense

            I started in a karate class in the local YMCA, as many people do. I thoroughly enjoyed the routine of it. Learning the precise movements, and of course being able to compete. I got into my first tournament when I was hitting close to the age my brother was when he passed. I won that one, and placed second in my next one. I enjoyed the sport, but I knew that my passion would lie elsewhere, and so I wound up spending the next few years taking many different martial arts to find where my home was. I spent Read More

The Best Offense

Allow me to share a story with you, it may be one that you won’t want to hear, it may be one that you’ve heard before, whether from another person, or in a movie, but it’s the story of how I went from a young child, to the man I am today, and the defining moments that happened in my life to get to the point I am now, and what I try to offer other people. You may not know who I am now, but hopefully, through following this blog, you’ll get a better idea of who I am Read More