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Midterms: 5 Things to Survive Midterm Week

Midterm 5 To Remember by Professor Joe Iesué

It’s a rough week. I understand that it will be filled with sleepless nights, and cramming of information (not the ideal way to study, or how it was originally intended to study…but it’s how you will study anyways).   430 more words


Reasons Why People Hate Holly.

As I’ve mentioned all year, 2014 has proven itself to be the year of my past. Over the weekend, a friend from high school messaged me, and wanted to tell me about his latest “epic” breakup. 1,612 more words

Holly A. Phillips

When My Children Squabble

When my children squabble, they shout loudly and I tell them they don’t need to shout: I can hear them.

When my children squabble, they point out how well they are doing and how evil the others are by comparison. 289 more words

Day 53 continued

I have always been a fan of formless/kata-less martial arts. Drills of technique are sufficient, and even better, than doing forms or katas. This is just my opinion, which is based on a time in the army when I practiced the carps tail/wrist blocks of Uechi Ryu quite a bit, and found myself using these techniques effectively in friendly sparring matches. 332 more words

Training Journal

Crossing Enemy Lines

Now what do you think about THAT, Mr. German?! yells the balding old American man in a tie-dyed shark t-shirt, leaning dangerously over the table facing (who I guess would be) Mr. 693 more words


Sorry Excuse for MMA: When the Alibis Outnumber the Fans

Things have been pretty quiet leading up to this weekend’s Jon Jones’s showdown with Glover Teixeira at UFC 172.

There was a bit of media flurry regarding… 894 more words