Throughout my life travel I have become a 5x United States Champion; 2x World Champion; UFC Vet; Pioneer of the Mixed Martial Arts; Hall of Fame Inductee; Trainer of professional MMA & Muay Thai fighters; Police, Security & Bodyguard Defensive Tactics Trainer/Certifier; Self-Defense Expert; Member of ILEETA (International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association); Member of the “International Martial Arts Council of America”; awarded the “Voice of Empowerment” award by the Megan Meier Foundation; Life & Mental Toughness Coach; Published Author; Public Speaker .
As you can see I've had the fortune of succeeding highly in many areas. And to be completely honest, I usually instantly soared to the top in whatever craft I chose to take on. I hold high regard towards my accomplishments, and not for the reason that you may be thinking. I’m sure we all know that many crave success for either personal glory or finances, and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, neither of these reasons ever motivated my unstoppable actions that sometimes made other professional athletes appear inadequate when facing me. My drive was fueled by something different! I was committed to a campaign that no man or woman could hinder, distract, stop, buy, sell, give or take from me. And I had no plans of ever allowing anyone to stop my momentum. Not even me! Only GOD could stop me if he chose! What I strived for sat high above all the jeweled trophies, rings and belts that stunned the masses! My divine goal nested out of the reach of all mankind! No one could offer my prize to me. Only I could acquire it for myself. Because only I could PROVE MY REDEMPTION!
Before I was blessed with opportunities to prove my value, my life was on a path of self-destruction. I was an INHERITOR of an extremely aggressive form of COMBAT ENERGY that made me a lethal protector. I had no idea of what this force was and neither did our expert scholars and doctors. And MY ignorance of how to guide and control my inherited drive, eventually allowed it to seize control of me. I became lost to my personal growth, my family and the world. I was numb to my present, and blind of my future which only appeared hopeless. I felt that most people could care less whether I lived or died today. I had no belief or trust in myself, my abilities or my chances in a society that appeared not to want me. My only friend & hope was a personally developed ego that I would willingly die, and even kill for if challenged.
At the young age of 19 I had accepted that the world was dog eat dog, and all that I was doing was correct to keep me off of the menu. My mind was devolving to the prehistorical intellect of a wild animal with no plans, or even thoughts towards tomorrow. My method of operation was slowly walking me to an untimely death which I invited. I had no faith or trust in my fellow man, their proposed beliefs, broken promises, or disguised lies. I now would instantly choose death without hesitation before ever spending even a second as someone's fool or victim. This state of my mind was unquestionably set and accepted. I needed no one's approval, concern or pity. I was hard core to the bone, and I planned to remain that way forever with lethal intentions to never bow down, or let someone take me out before I would get them!
Many adults of authority despised and deeply feared my aura, manner of never needing or wanting from them. Even though I always displayed the utmost respect at all times, my presence alone seemed to insult them. Of course my reputation from the streets was known in school but it was a reputation that surfaced only in the streets against bullies and abusers. No matter, my never back down street rep carried more influence in their thoughts than the real me. Authority figures had no place for the youth who only showed them genuine respect and never fear or want.
Eventually misunderstandings led to distancing, discussing, labelling, futile intimidation attempts then Detention! Suspension! Expulsion! And of course well timed graduations into being arrested occurred becoming what they felt was their only guaranteed tool to adjust my behavior and fearlessness. And yes, they were correct in thinking it would adjust my behavior. ...But not in the way that they had predicted or hoped for.
My youth outlook on life swung open doors for masses of trouble to enter my life and it still didn't slow me down. It only reinforced me with purpose and reasoning to be bitter and get worse. I formed an entourage of others whose mentalities matched mines, and we inspired each other to feel good at getting worse. We adopted the idea that only we cared for each other, and everyone else was most likely against us.
Our united efforts eventually led us to become the priority interest of some law enforcement officials. No matter. We had no fear or concern for them or their intentions. We were armed just as they were and the the big difference was that we had nothing to lose, and nothing to gain. All that we had was a point that we were willing to die stupidly to prove it if challenged or even dared.
My stance on this destructive path seemed to be forever unchangeable. Even my loving mother couldn't convince me that it was ok to sometimes tolerate instead of retaliate. No way. I had no problem taking on the world if needed. I was a statistic waiting to be chalked up before my 21st birthday and I knew it, and had no concern toward it. I knew that we all would eventually die someday so it didn't matter if it had to be today especially if it was over me standing my ground against someone who thought I was their bitch for the day. No sir! There would never be a person I knew or stranger alive who would ever mistreat me and see me back down to him or anyone else. No one was immune to this rule. I remained at the ready always for every person that I encountered to slip like I knew they all eventually would. I was confident that my outlook on others & my planned responses towards them was righteous and correct and no one could ever change my mind. At least that's what I thought until I met a stranger.
When the meeting between this stranger and I occurred, he was in a position where he was holding great power over me. Protected power. Protected power that liberated him to belittle, mistreat, hurt and even kill me if he so desired to. He knew who I was and he knew of my mindset. And at that moment I was sticking solid to my guns if he chose to step out of line with me even if it meant my life. I KNEW that I had it coming. People like him in his position can never allow an opportunity to break a known powerful guy. I waited for him to fire the first shot. But that is not the behavior that he chose. He didn't even borrow from that department even though he had to know that he needed to get through my walls. In fact, he appeared as if he genuinely had no true concern with seeing fear from me. That was not his motive. It was something else.
This stranger was not alone in his awkward behavior. His crew presented themselves just as he did. No disrespect, intimidation, guns, knives, or manipulation. There was no negativity. The stranger continued his duty towards me and before I even knew it, he had torn my walls down and disarmed my feeling to be ready to strike. I felt comfortable unarmed with him. And after speaking with him a little longer I actually began to feel embarrassed about the thoughts that I had towards him even before meeting him. In less than a couple of minutes, this stranger neutralized the threat that I could have been to others, him and myself. And I didn't mind one bit as it happened.
The stranger's method to obliterate the destructive ideology that I had adopted as my way of life was an ammunition that even I couldn't repel. His technique was to go straight for the heart with a kindness and respect, that made me feel valued. This consistent treatment guided me to believe that I COULD be accepted and cared for by my neighbors, and that I COULD reach the highest goals within my dreams! And once these realizations came to truth, there was no more room for my old ways of thinking. My perception and attitude changed and everyone that I encountered seemed to change with me. They seemed to have respect, to care and at times to admire me.
I learned through him that I had the power to determine what type of energy gets sent to me by someone, by the energy that I choose to send to them. I could direct and control my situations, opportunities, and at times other people with positive perception and kind, considerate action. I'd acquired the power to dictate my life and guide those who were a part of it. I had finally acquired the ultimate TRUE power. At least that's what I thought until my DIVINE GREATNESS surfaced! My ability to help others see their value just as Duane Shillinger, Gary Starbuck, and their staff had done for me. These Compassionate lessons that Educated me to Understand and Respect myself and others, sealed permanently within my soul, binding me to maintain constant, committed belief in the good of humanity! And most importantly, it empowered me to overpower my inherited COMBAT ENERGY, and place it loyally at my immediate command where it still today empowers me.
The POWER of kindness and respect offer a long term compromise, that can be accepted by many of those who will not surrender to intimidation or threats. Additionally, it has the ability to be passed on to other's by the one's who accept it. I know it can work on others because it worked on me.
Misinterpreted GIFT in YOUTH and ADULTS!
COMBAT ENERGY is the spirit behind the driving force of people who constantly supersede the norm of humanity. It is the animistic force that makes the superior fighters, dominating athletes and exceptional soldiers. COMBAT ENERGY can not be taught or given to another. Those who possess it inherit it through birth and it is seared into the personality of the inheritor. It sometimes seems to be a self thinking force that can seize control and steer us to do things that we normally wouldn't. COMBAT ENERGY cannot be convinced to change, it cannot be tricked to stop, and it cannot be intimidated to vanish. It is a part of it's Inheritor's personality for ever with the power to enhance or hinder it's Inheritor's life. ...but that all depends on the Inheritor and the knowledge of their guardians and educators on COMBAT ENERGY.
COMBAT ENERGY is expressing itself stronger now through youth Inheritors as a response to the elevated laziness, and softening in U.S. society. COMBAT ENERGY requires a proper outlet now more than ever. But most today are ignorant of its existence because it is a power of the true warriors only recognizable by other warriors. Youth who unknowingly possess COMBAT ENERGY can be doomed to a young life filled with reprimands, detention, suspensions and possibly expulsions by the adults in their life who don't know about Combat Energy. To uneducated adults the acts, gestures, manner and behavior of a COMBAT ENERGY Inheritor will at times seem challenging, arrogant and possibly threatening, even though the Inheritor in no way means it in that manner. Many adults may quickly feel intimidated when face to face with a youth who has COMBAT ENERGY. This can leads to immature disciplinary action by the intimidated authority figure which the youth will easily recognize. This in turn will lead to more inappropriate behavior from the youth that will start a punishment cycle that ends placing most of the hurt on the youth .
COMBAT ENERGY can also be mistaken by parents and doctors as depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD, anger issues etc... when the child's distress simply stems from the lack of a proper outlet to release and nourish his Combat Energy. Confusing these temporary emotional moments as symptoms of serious mental problems can lead to the dangerous conclusion of improper, mind altering medicating even by a caring doctor.
COMBAT ENERGY is a POWERFUL WARRIOR TRAIT that MUST be recognized, accepted, then properly handled. When ignored it can rattle the youth’s stability by causing inappropriate & untimely spurts of: aggressiveness, boredom, confusion, rebelliousness, frustration, deep depression and solidarity. These emotions will then lead to behavior that can be mistaken as a mental sickness. COMBAT ENERGY CANNOT be oppressed or weakened. It leads its Inheritor to never “surrender” his or her flag to the oppressor of his COMBAT ENERGY. Inheritors may resist whole heartedly at times against authorities without ever truly knowing why. He will only know that he is supposed to do it. The one who gains control of and learns to wield his COMBAT ENERGY will enhance his life in a way that cannot be explained.
COMBAT ENERGY also exists within Inheritors who are not viewed or treated as trouble makers. This is usually because the Inheritor is in surroundings and around people that allow him to flourish his COMBAT ENERGY. However, these momentarily lucky Inheritors can still encounter future incorrect guidance and oppression attempts if their uniqueness is not classified, and dealt with as COMBAT ENERGY.
Youth COMBAT ENERGY INHERITORS are our potential future GOLD MEDAL ATHLETES! COURAGEOUS WORLD LEADERS! ELITE SOLDIERS! FEARLESS COPS! RISKY EXPLORERS! IF guided correctly NOW! ...if not, they can be just as powerful with their Combat Energy working for others.
SELF-EMPOWERMENT & DEFENSE TEACHER
MARTIAL ARTS HALL OF FAME - 2x WORLD CHAMP - UFC VET - 5x U.S. CHAMP - AUTHOR - TEACHER - MENTOR