On Bullying

This is a remake of an earlier video I made for people experiencing bullying. I hope it covers the important points and helps people.

Coaching Kids

Here is a short video on coaching and working with kids.

How should you stand before the fight?

I have been getting a lot of email lately with questions that are not really answerable in article or email format, unless I want to take a lot more time to respond that what I have available. Here is a video answering one of the more frequent questions; how should I stand before the fight…

Personal Safety: Awareness

In an article published on a feminist “news” site, claiming to address the topic of self-defense, the author used a line that still bothers me. The line was “and the amazing and impossible ‘be aware of everything around you all the time.’” This mischaracterization of the subject of awareness does have a basis in a…

Kids and Grit

I found this talk from Dr. Angela Duckworth on the subject of kids, success and grit. Give a listen. What I really like about this is the way in which, through my work with KICKSTART KIDS, I get to see this first hand as year after year I have students who have futures very much…

The Obligatory New Year Post

As 2014 comes to a close, and 2015 bears down on us like a runaway freight train… I want to thank those of you who have read my writing and especially those who take the time to share posts and even drop a line to me, even those who disagree with my points. I still…

Five Suggestions to Increase Personal Safety

After several emails asking for ideas regarding what would be the most important things a person should know or do in order to increase personal safety, I decided that this is a good place to answer. The fact is that increasing personal safety can be done for most people without ever learning martial arts. However,…

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I wanted to take a moment and wish all of you fine people a Merry Christmas, a Happy New year, and a peaceful and safe time if you do not celebrate these Holidays. I am thankful for all of you and wish you the best! For some silliness, I am sharing this goofy video.

The Voices in Your Head

Have you ever “unfriended” someone on Facebook because you knew their latest status update was directed at you? Did you take this action without talking to them to see whether or not it really was about you? Have you ever assumed that you knew why a person was saying the things to you that they were saying,…