The side benefits of motorcycles

I got my latest motorcycle a few weeks ago. I’ve had my motorcycle license since the day I got my drivers license on my 16th birthday. I have owned several bikes over the years, but it’s been a while since my last bike. I was so stoked to get on one again and feel the … Read more

How to quickly learn a new skill

If you want to get really good at something, and you don’t have 10,000 hours to do it, you may be in luck. In his book The First 20 Hours – How to Learn Anything… Fast, Josh Kaufman explains how you can get good – really good – at any new skill, in as little … Read more

Superhero based training

I was watching one of the Batman movies the other day. There were several things he did as he was fighting the bad guys that I thought I’d like to be able to do, but it would require me to build my strength and flexibility in certain ways. The first thing I saw that I … Read more

You should train for black swan events

As a part of our martial arts training, we should try to imagine black swan events that we might experience and then train for those possible situations. To begin with, let’s define a black swan event. The black swan theory or theory of black swan events is a metaphor that describes an event that comes … Read more

Jackie Chan: Green Hero

Jackie Chan is awesome. One of my favorite people. I have loved his movies for years. But now, I’m learning more about him as a person and discovering many more reasons to be a fan. He is very well rounded. He’s a great actor and terrific martial artist. But it goes way beyond that. I’ll … Read more