Old At Heart

Old At Heart

"I had the opportunity to train with a jiu-jitsu newb the other day (a youngin somewhere in the age of 21-25 years young), who had solid movement and guard retention skills. I was able to pass his guard a couple times (just narrowly), but I was impressed with the solid foundation he has already strung together in his relative short time practicing BJJ. At the end of the roll I tried to compliment his technique, but he shot it down, shook his head and said, 'if you were younger you would have absolutely murdered me.'

It was a nice compliment (I think)"

Why I Choose Not To Be Cynical About This Year's Election

Why I Choose Not To Be Cynical About This Year's Election

While there is a great amount of hurt and pain experienced by so many this evening, I choose not to go to bed cynical.

I know it is crushing for all those who supported Hillary Clinton to face the reality she will not be the 45th President of the United States, but I hope you take the following into consideration:

Tonight a major political party had a woman at the top of the ticket who garnered more than 60 million votes (and, when it's all said and done, may very likely win the popular vote).

ELN Throwback: With All Due Respect James Corden, We Brought Back Boy Bands First

ELN Throwback: With All Due Respect James Corden, We Brought Back Boy Bands First

"We all love James Corden.  He's an adorably charming talk show host who has won over our hearts with multiple karaoke sessions in cars.  But yesterday he proudly proclaimed that he wanted to make the return of boy bands a priority on his talk show when he brought out the Backstreet Boys to perform on his stage.  

Which would be great if we hadn't of started the trend first."

The Five Reactions To Watching Gabi Garcia Fight

The Five Reactions To Watching Gabi Garcia Fight

"Gabi Garcia is the subject of much discussion on the internet.  It seems that people are equal parts impressed by and scared of the way she dominates her opponents.

In the world of jiu-jitsu, her size has often overshadowed discussion of her technical skill -- perhaps as a response to a resume that shows Garcia has won just about every major accolade in the gentle art there is to win."

Casual Review: The 2016 Emmys

Casual Review: The 2016 Emmys

"Jimmy Kimmel is kind of an acquired taste.  On the one hand, he's one of the few hosts to hold Hollywood's feet to the fire, often times acting like the snarky everyman who has some gripes about the way the show normally goes (not in the audience, we're giving the award to someone else!).  And unlike the slew of his late night contemporaries, Kimmel does not seem obsessed with appearing likable at every second of the telecasst -- which can sometimes make his act gentle roast act appear a little fearless."

INTERVIEW: Garry Tonon (Post-EBI 8, 9/11/16)

INTERVIEW: Garry Tonon (Post-EBI 8, 9/11/16)

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While I always come in with a set of questions and game plan for what I'd like to talk with him about, all that gets thrown out the window once I see how the conversation plays.  The result is a bit of jiu-jitsu improvisational jazz.  And the thing that truly makes it work is that Garry doesn't take himself too seriously.  

What you see on camera is the way Garry acts off-camera."

PROFILE: The "People Who Train" Project

PROFILE: The "People Who Train" Project

"This is perhaps one of my favorite photos for the podcast.  It perfectly captures the way that Kevin and I interact on the show, while also giving you a perfect indicator of the sense of humor that makes our podcast unique.

Of course, this photo didn't take itself.  It came compliments of our friend Mik Millman, the Romulo Barral black belt behind the People Who Train photo project."