You Are What You Digest – Evan Brand (E107)

Evan Brand is a Certified Functional Medicine and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and an avid podcaster. Growing up Evan experienced repeated gut health issues for which his doctors had no concrete diagnosis. He eventually found functional medicine, cured his lifelong stomach issues, and began working to educate his clients on the importance of nutrition and gut health. We discuss how functional medicine can help professional athletes and fighters, the link between gut health and other aspects of health, and more.

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Level Up – Myke Macapinlac (E106)

Myke Macapinlac is an author and the Program Director of Social Confidence Mastery. His mission is to help shy guys become socially confident so that they can create the lifestyle they deserve. His work has been featured in Calgary Herald, Breakfast Television, Shaw TV and Notable. We discuss his upbringing, the nature of his work, and more.

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Black on Black Crime

Where does black on black crime come from?  So often we hear the narrative that black people kill more black people than white people kill black people.  Why is this?  What are the consequences for an individual if they kill a white person vs a black person?

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What About When Its Not as Bad as Someone Dying

What about the situations when it’s not as bad as black person losing their life?  How about when they just are given a chance?  A chance in school, a chance in dance class, a chance at something black people are “supposed to be doing?” How about then?

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Black Lives Matter

This is the official stance of all Easton Training Centers.  I will be talking about this issue and posting links of how you can help!!

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Don’t Let Your Beliefs Become a Prison – Daniele Bolelli (E105)

Daniele Bolelli is an Italian-American writer, university professor, martial artist, and author. Bolelli has published several books on philosophy and martial arts, including On the Warrior’s Path. We discuss the problem with American news sources, the effect of COVID-19 on martial arts and mental health, and more.

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Create a Champion Environment – Robert Drysdale (E104)

Robert Drysdale is a BJJ black belt, a former competitor, a coach, and one of the most accomplished American grapplers in history. Drysdale, an ADCC absolute and IBJJF World champion, now owns several BJJ schools and coaches some of the most promising up-and-coming talent from Zenith BJJ, namely Felipe Andrew. We discuss how COVID-19 can change BJJ schools, the key to making a BJJ champion (hint: it’s not just technique), the lessons that BJJ taught him after retiring from competition, and more.

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Fight Week

God I hate fighting but I love Fight Week.  The preparation for intensity.  You can cut that intensity with a knife.  There is nothing like it!!!  Lets Go!!!!

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Love

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.  We are going to have to figure out how to love each other.

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Some Thoughts on the Protest

What if George Floyd didn’t die?  What if he was only taken to the hospital?  Is that not enough?  Is that not enough to warrant major change?  The African American community has been screaming about this for decades.  Finally we have the perfect case.  No resisting, no threat to the police officers life, no nothing.  Finally it’s caught on tape.

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