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Meet Fred Ettish.

Meet Fred Ettish. I used to laugh at Fred Ettish. Whenever I would hear his name I would smirk or just wave my hand dismissively. I had no respect for Fred Ettish.You may be reading this saying, “Who the hell is Fred Ettish?”. That is probably a good thing. If you knew the name you […]

2011 WORLD’S TOUGHEST MUDDER REPORT

2011 WORLD’S TOUGHEST MUDDER REPORT It’s been nearly two weeks since the World’s Toughest Mudder in Englishtown, NJ has ended and I’m finally sitting down to write this. It has actually taken me that long to gather my thoughts about the whole ordeal. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life and I […]

Mid-Atlantic Tough Mudder Report – Part Two

Mid-Atlantic Tough Mudder Report – Part Two Continued from Part One which can be foundĀ HERE. We blasted out of the starting gate into the crisp Sunday morning air with a couple hundred other screaming Mudders. Braveheart ChargeĀ – I like this one better when you charge downhill. In NorCal it was an uphill and usually within […]

Mid-Atlantic Tough Mudder Report – Part One

Mid-Atlantic Tough Mudder Report – Part One It’s been a fucked up week.My mother died last Sunday, October 16th, 2011. I am saddened beyond words and the feelings are too intimate at this time to share on the internet. Her funeral was on Wednesday. On Thursday I paid my first visit to the Tough Mudder […]

Weakness.

Weakness. I’m a Henry Rollins fan. Have been for over 25 years actually. If you are not sure who he is you can Google him if you like, it really doesn’t matter for what I’m about to write. Anyway, I saw him live a bunch of times and even saw him with Black Flag in […]

“Then die.”

“Then die.” This is my favorite Bruce Lee story. It tells of an exchange between Bruce and his senior student Taky Kimura. At the time Bruce was a young man in his early twenties and Taky was in his forties like I am now. I used to tell my students this story years ago when […]

Push It Real Good.

Push it real good. After a full week of being bogged down with work I needed a release so I decided to get out for a run. Today in the northeast the temps were in the high nineties so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Oftentimes I like to just go and not set a […]

Who Are You?

When you get older or middle aged like myself you tend to look back on your life a lot and wonder if it really was a life well lived. Well, at least I do. While reading this morning I came across the words of Bruce Lee who once again mirrored my introspective thoughts exactly. His […]

You CAN’T do anything you put your mind to…

If anyone tells you that you can they are either some type of self help guru looking to part you from your money or they don’t have a firm grip on reality. Before you call me a cynic allow me to clear a few things up. First, I’ll start with a story from my past… […]

Comments on my Men’s Health interview…

First off, if you missed the interview I did, here it is… http://blogs.menshealth.com/health-headlines/train-like-a-badass/2011/04/07 Overall I am extremely pleased with the piece. I have been interviewed several times before about my career in animation and the martial arts and there are times I’ve been misquoted and things have been taken out of context. After reading this […]