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There is all kinds of great stuff happening here.


October 2, 2017

In 1995 I was 9. 

I was tiny. I was shy. I loved the Ninja Turtles.

My first memory of karate was NOT staying for my first class. The instructor Kiai'd, yelled really loudly. And I high tailed it out of there. It scared the heck out of me. I returned, I don't remember wh...

July 21, 2017

Thinking for Success: Creating a head space that doesn't get in your way

Reviewing our Labels, Practicing Visualization, and learning to relax

Camp Lecture Day 3

Once we've identified what it actually means to be successful (Day 1), how to build our competency and our con...

July 15, 2017


The Confidence/Competence Barometer

Confidence: How well you think you can do something

Competence: How well you can actually do something

At Chaos, in life, and in outer space, progress happens when these two things grow harmoniously together.

Too Much C...

July 11, 2017

Reframing Success in a Trophy Hungry Society

Day 1 Camp Lecture Series

US Culture is big on success. BIG on  success. Culturally we put  a lot of
stock into winning, getting A's, being the best, condemning failure, and
quitting activities we "don't see a successful...

May 8, 2017

Chaos affords us some great opportunities. Crazy opportunities. Things we could never imagine.

Things that sometimes, we say "Yes, of course." Then we brain storm how to figure it out later. But when Strange Music asks us for, "Someone who can parkour around some alleys...

April 27, 2017

I can't tell you all the details, you will just have to tune into NBC this summer for the course details. But I can tell you, this season is incredible.

Russ and I joined an incredible band of brothers in the infamous walk on line, an experience I wouldn't trade in for...

February 29, 2016

**Language present. Because Self Defense discussions shouldn't be cleansed**

You enter your first WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE seminar. Groupon saved you 60% and you’re feeling like a couponing bad ass.

The lesson tells you to TAKE YOUR SAFETY INTO YOUR OWN HANDS.  And use...

February 29, 2016

Alex Carson is one of those people you can’t help but like. You want to be his friend and you feel smart knowing him. He has an intelligence that follows him without ego. He is diligent and works hard. A person parents love to brag about, but you can’t be mad at them,...

November 8, 2015

I have problems with most self defense training. And its not because what I teach is better. It isn’t. What I refuse to “teach” does, in fact, matter though.


Humans are animals. We, as a species, aren’t as different from others as we egocentrically would like to belie...

October 12, 2015

I own a gym.  Lots of people do that.  I’m not special.  But I work my damndest to create an Ortgeist  at Chaos that is a lot more than lifting stuff and losing pounds.  Chaos, because of its members, is a culture and a second home.

I teach...

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