Category: inspiring


So this is just a quick post to let anyone left still reading this blog that I’m back…

A lot has gone on since my last post on here and now that I’m free of constraints I can start adding new content, and in the spirit of this revelation heres a little video to get things started.

Sorry for the layoff guys, I’ll try not to let it happen again…

 

Some inspiration….

I like to balance the BJJ end of things with some inspiration every now and then.  Heres a quick video about some real world heroes….

 

Overcoming Cancer……….

At the age of 17 Amanda McDaniel was diagnosed with Osteo Sarcoma, a rare form of childhood bone cancer. Most adults would probably be destroyed by that kind of diagnoses, but Amanda’s first reaction was to ask “Can we fight it!”

Ive posted a lot of things up here about MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Judo competitors in an attempt to show the martial spirit, but none have come closer to that soul than Amanda MaDaniel.  Tenacity, courage,heart all in the face of of death and all done with a smile and a light heart. You can’t get closer to Bushido than Amanda

Im about to get a little harsh here, but when I see a brave  child like this going up against her own mortality at such a young age in a way that even a Navy Seal would envy,then I don’t want to hear anyones shit about how hard their lives are and how they can’t get motivated, and all the other excuses we say to avoid living the lives we want.

Im a little disheartened that this only got a little over  7 thousand views, but an idiot like Kim Kardashian will get a Youtube hit of 15 million……

This video chronicle Larisa Hertz courages recovery from a near fatal accident . Shows the power that comes from supportive family and friends coupled with a unbeatable spirit…..

 

Michael Trimble was born with no arms but has managed to find his way through life by using his feet.   This is kind of a funny video of him showing how he can cut his own hair, but impressive nonetheless.  These videos always serve as a reminder to me that no matter what comes my way theres alway a way to overcome, you just have to have the will.

And another overcomes…….

Johnathan Heider is yet another example of miles of heart.  Its always the same thing, if you think you can or you think you can’t, your right.    Here we see a boy refuse to let disability define his life……

 

No excuses…..

If you ever think you can’t do something then just repeat this name to yourself  ‘Jeff Lerg’……The following story will tell you why that name is defined as all  heart.

Great story about Andy Meyers who was involved in a near fatal bus accident. Instead of giving up , Andy focused on what he could do instead of what he couldn’t.   As he says in his own words “Its not about what happened to you, its about what you do about it”….Inspiring stuff…

This is a good video to remind you how fast life can change on you.  Some good inspirational quotes throughout, but the central message is the same old thing, live everyday like it was your last.  I know its been said to death but it something that you should repeat to yourself  ad nauseam…

When to fight and when to give…

I absolutely love the message from this ‘Ever Last’ commercial…..This is a classic portrayal of a warrior with a moral decision whether to fight or  to yield……..

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