Sunday, March 31, 2013

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: The Limitation of Tollerance

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: The Limitation of Tollerance: In the days of the Roman Empire, a Macedonian king invading Egypt was orderded to withdraw by a lone Roman senator. The king began to st...

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Limitation of Tollerance

In the days of the Roman Empire,
a Macedonian king invading Egypt was orderded to withdraw by a lone Roman senator.

The king began to stall for time, so the senator drew a circle in the sand around the king
 He demanded the king agree to withdraw his army before he stepped out of the circle.

The king, impressed by the senator's nerve...
 ( more likely, by the Roman Empire in general), withdrew.

This account is verified by contemporary historians,
 it may be the only known instance of a line drawn in the sand actually stopping someone.    

We must understand the true dynamics of a fight,
and train inside the priorities of the most likely situation.

We need to be absolute in our knowledge of
our capabilities and limitations.
 We need to know the enemy
Pre attack indicators, common tactics, and deceptions.
We must train with "visualization."  

bring all of this knowledge to the range.
Do not just run a drill!
 Train the mind!
-Suarez International-
Peace Through Superior Firepower.......

 The best bouncers I’ve met were judo black belts.
 Judoka spend most of their time doing tug-of-war-type drills with partners on the mat,
 they’re very successful in reality combat, even with their limited striking ability.

Aikijujitsu off-balances an opponent before leveraging him.
Jujutsu utilizes straight leverage..which is less effective.
Both are good systems to bridge the gap between sport and reality fighting.

Few Martial Arts use the head to protect the head,
 the body to protect the body, or teach defence from 'the pocket'.
These three defensive skills are paramount in reality martial arts.
Boxing is also great for conditioning and pain tolerance.

Offers the very best of realistic upright fighting skills.
If youlearn the old muay boran knees, elbows,the heatbutt,
the bleeding and cutting techniques, and the old scool takedowns
Uechi Ryu Karate
 Has an effective composition of quick strikes (cutting and tissue-ripping moves)
 to vital areas like the eyes, ears, face, neck and groin.
 It had the perfect blend of old-school, pain-tolerance training with scientific skills.
It takes least amount of time/effort to produce the maximum amount of damage.

Has highly effective defensive techniques from old-school tactics.
 Largely developed years ago in Southeast Asia along trade routes,
Like Uechi Ryu....... 
It contains bleeding techniques, head striking, knee strikes and elbows,
 low-level flange kicks, and drop kicks not taught in other kickboxing styles.

Victory or defeat is not determined at the moment of crisis,

but rather in the long and unspectacular period of preparation.

Bakari Akil II (Ph.D), a Professor at Middle Georgia College and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu martial artist, conducted a study to find out what percentage of fights go to the ground.
 He viewed hours of CCTV footage examining street fights looking for patterns in the violence.
       In summary the study discovered the following:
  • 42% of fights ended up with both people on the ground.
  •  72% ended with at least one person on the ground.
        Where at least one person was grounded
  •  57% went down due to a throw or a take down,
  • 7% were pushed,
  • 35% from being punched and 1% were downed from a kick 
  •  57% of the time the person who hit the ground first lost the fight .
  • 33% were a draw (no discernable winner) 
  •  8% went on to win the fight.
These figures were reversed for those who hit the ground second or stayed standing.

Sounds like the ground game is important !! But striking is paramount !!

The Offensive/Predator Mindset
If someone is trying to hurt you, you must render him/her incapable of doing so.
How will you stop a human predator ?

Violence of action !

No matter how big your opponent is ...they are just 7 pints of blood in a skinsack.
The spine is protected by thin rings of of fragile bone.
The arms and legs are like 'ropes to the spine'.


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: The consequence of condecension

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: The consequence of condecension: Whaaaat? How many times have you read , said, or written something and then said ....Whaaaat? Interpretation of text, talk or otherwi...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The consequence of condecension

How many times have you read , said, or written something and then said ....Whaaaat?
Interpretation of text, talk or otherwise is magnificantly and sometimes detrimentaly diverse.

Everyone has an internal dialogue going through their heads.
 Just because you hear these “voices” it doesn’t mean you are crazy.

Most of what these voices tell you is negative.
 If you hear these negative things often enough, you come to believe them.

So often, we choose to just accept our limiting beliefs,
 not because we truly think they are correct, but because it’s easier to do so.
Rarely do we consider the impact that our limiting beliefs have on us.
All we think about is how our beliefs let us take the easy way out.

Fortune has rarely condescended to be the companion of genius
-Isaac D'Israeli-

Archie Moore 'The Mongoose',
 was the oldest fighter ever to hold a world championship.

 He lost 26, 7 by knockout !
 Moore was generally considered a light heavyweight contender.
 Until he began a public relations campaign on his own behalf,
he couldnt get a title shot !!

In 234 recorded bouts, he knocked out 145 opponents, a record.
 (more known knockouts than any boxer in history).

 He won 54 other fights by decision.
 He lost 26, 7 by knockout
  and also fought 8 draws and 1 no-contest.

Moore's early boxing career is still being researched, as of 2011 !!

  In his career 'The Mongoose' fought legends of the ring;
Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, Floyd Patterson and Yvon Durelle.

Moore trained George Foreman and James Tillis.
 Shortly after his professional debut,
 Ali's management sent him to be trained by Moore.
 Ali refused to do the chores that were part of Moore's training regimen,
 and the two parted ways.

When power becometh gracious
 and descendeth into the visible:
I call such condescension, beauty.
- Nietzsche -

 By age 15, Joan Jett created The Runaways.
The Runaways were.. Lita Ford, Cherie Currie, Kari Krome, and Sandy West.
 Jett sang lead vocals for the band,
 played rhythm guitar and also wrote many of The Runaway’s songs.

The Runaways eventually split up in 1980 and the girls went their separate ways.
 Joan formed a new group, The Blackhearts.

 They were rejected by 23 labels in the United States

 After their rejection, she decided to create her own label.
The group toured for a year and then released their first record I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll.
 Reaction to the new album was immediate.
  “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” went to the very top of the Billboard charts.
 It remained the number one song in America for seven weeks.

Don't live to be judged for what you haven't done.
 Live to be judged for what you have done.
   -Stephen Richards-

I remember Joe Lewis telling me.... 
 If you don't quit, if you look like you know how to fight,
 and you desire to stick around and learn from me and my black belt fighters,
I'll give you a black belt. 
 Give me 11 minutes of your life with all your heart, and I'll teach you for life. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: The Vision

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: The Vision: When we come close to those things that break us down, we touch those things that also break us open. In that breaking open, we uncover...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Vision

When we come close to those things that break us down,
we touch those things that also break us open.
In that breaking open, we uncover our true nature.
-Wayne Muller-

I'm American. I'm eclectic. I'm going to follow my passions.
 If people don't like it, and it hurts my legacy, I'm not going to worry about that.
We can never die as long as someone still speaks our name.

 We have given up on the family dojo.
We train fighters/instructors.
It is individually paced.
I only tone it down for groups that include other kinds of students.
We are about undoing learned helplessness.

A student must overcome their fear in order to truly become what they de
I think this covers all categories that they enter into training for.

Inclusive of their preconceived notions.......
 as a foundation to work with and develop from.

 Robb Buckland / Ian Marshall

  There are still many levels of wolves (or Gorillas).
Some will be ferocious and able to protect the pack (troop),
others will be strong/clever/skilled enough to be part of the team.

We will provide opportunity for all but exceptions for none.


A wreath in Loving Memory of our friend & mentor Joe Lewis

In a recent conversation with Bill 'Superfoot' Wallace, Danny Dring,
Terry Dow and Anthony Albanese;
 we dicussed necessary adjustments that would enhance
students skill sets...............

 The lay of the land is fluid, moving, changing.
 Stop trying to dam the river,
  you could use its tremendous power to deliver you downstream.

Efficiency isn’t about wrestling the world to its knees by domination and control;
 it is about being exactly, precisely who you are.
 The straightest paths will then arise.
 You won’t have to choose them for they will choose you.

Life and nature have their own paths
From our viewpoint they might be taking the long way,
but we don’t see everything.

It’s a serious error to think that our perspective is “the truth.”


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: The Power

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: The Power: I recently received an email that read...........  You don't have a personal relationship with God like I do . Maybe one day you wil...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Power

I recently received an email that read...........

 You don't have a personal relationship with God like I do .
Maybe one day you will...........

Your blog reaches a lot of people.
 Sharing your experience will hit home for some or open the eyes of others.
Robb it's all about inspiring people right :)
In my humble opinion martial arts focuses on discipline & structure & balance.
Parts of it are very spiritual.
 Your expertise in that area should provide some great "tie ins" as you say.
I'm very much looking forward to it !
 The Power of Prayer

I'm sure you've heard this one.......

We've done all we can
 The only thing we can do now is pray.

If praying is your answer, it should not be something done out of duty and routine,
and it should be your first resort rather than your last.

The Power of Visualization and Affirmations

Some of the greatest thinkers in the world.....
Einstein, Edison, Jung, Carnegie and Goethe ( IQ 210) ,
all believed in the power of the mind to create coincidences.

The landmark movie and book The Secret was released in 2006
 People wanted to know....
 could  they use the power of their mind to manifest things in their lives.

 The answer is yes,
The Secret teaches part of the story on how to do this effectively and consistently.
The vital component missing from the movie is a discussion about limiting beliefs.

 A limiting belief is a global thought or idea that keeps you from reaching your goal.

You must become aware of your programming.
Programming is a word to describe thoughts you think over and over again.

 Change your programming so it's in alignment with what you desire.

 Joe Lewis taught us
 confidence as a fighter comes when you are hurt and/or exhausted,
 not when you are fresh..... this is an alpha state.

With that my story........

I returned to York hospital and walked into the O.R. .
 I was ready for this surgery, hell I had survived three others.
I kissed Alli Buckland and told her we've got this ........
The colostomy surgery and the resulting  infections 
My surgical nightmare was ending.
I was gonna get reconnected !!

I woke up surrounded by team Fearless and my beautiful daughter Alli.
After 5 days of walking laps around that hospital I was released.
I was gonna be home for Christmas !!!!!

I woke up at around 8 pm in my bed I was feverish and disoriented.
I was rushed by ambulance to York hospital, the reconnect had become infected !

During the next 21 days in intensive care I don't remember much (delodid haze).
I'm told I died a couple times .....
Tim and I playing pirate in Oregon

But I do remember distinctly a friend calling me in the middle of the night.
He told me he had been awakened and was compelled to call me.
He said he had been 'told' to call and to pray with me.

He heard my typical response, "I appreciate your prayers, Thank You"
He said "No, You have to pray with me now."
He had an uncommon urgency in his voice so I did.
I repeated after him,
As I did this I felt what was like 'hands on my heart'.
Four hands, then more.......

I don't remember anything else about that night.
 The next day the Dr told me I had stabilized.
 He said they were moving me out of intensive care that day.

There are two ways to live:
you can live as if nothing is a miracle;
 you can live as if everything is a miracle.

-Albert Einstein-

Call me anytime Tim
Teaching Tim in our hotel room ..somewhere in Oregon.