Friday, November 25, 2016

Yuki Nakai ~ "The Father of BJJ in Japan"

Here is a great and insightful interview by Budo Jake with Sensei Yuki Nakai-san.  An amazing and thoughtful man.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Monday, November 07, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Who or what supplies your work?

Hudson Taylor, the great missionary to China, once said “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.”

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Dub Nation!

Jocko Willink's Thoughts on Fighting

Jocko Willink is a retired Navy SEAL Commander.  The infamous SEAL Team 3's Commander of Task Unit Bruiser (most decorated unit ala Battle of Ramadi).  Good solid thoughts and advice.  IF you (the average Joe) really wanted the "most bang for your buck" (no pun intended), nothing beats a concealed carry weapon ~ "a gun trumps everything else."  Other than that in order of priority, BJJ is the best one to learn, after that "Western Boxing" then Muay Thai . . . wrestling . . . from there you can branch off to different forms of weapons training (e.g. sticks & knives).  Though he mentions Krav Maga, it is understood as "augmenting" one's foundational knowledge of fighting (no mention of Systema or Joe Son Do here).

Thursday, March 24, 2016

"Justice or Christ?"

John Piper insightfully reminds us that simply "doing good" or "doing more good" is not enough, justice - in and of itself - cannot be the answer for only Christ provides a complete and sufficient response to injustice and evil.

"Treating people as they deserve is not a Christian life . . . we don't get justice in the gospel, God got justice in the gospel . . . We don't get justice in the gospel, we get grace . . . Christ will be known in the culture when we treat people better than they deserve not as they deserve."