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The Victory of Struggle: Life Lessons from a Sea Turtle

When I was in Costa Rica several years ago running my annual Primal Edge Retreat, I came upon a natural wonder that taught me a life lesson. That lesson came from my spirit animal, a baby sea turtle who was making his way to the ocean that awaits him. Many people have seen turtles being [...]

By |2018-10-02T13:04:29+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Victory of Struggle: Life Lessons from a Sea Turtle

The Power of Shutting Up: My Talk with Tony Blauer by Buck Grant

A few days ago I was given an opportunity of a lifetime. In the midst of a big controversy involving the CrossFit Self Defense, martial arts and self defense community, (see link HERE for context) I had the opportunity to interview the founder of the Crossfit Self Defense system, Tony Blauer on my podcast, The [...]

By |2018-07-26T11:10:50+00:00July 25th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized-1|Comments Off on The Power of Shutting Up: My Talk with Tony Blauer by Buck Grant

You are NOT a Special Snowflake: Fighting Narcissism

I read an article today while flying back home from a workshop. It was called, “What it means when a Narcissist says ‘I Love You.” As I read through the article, I found myself increasingly getting angry. Why? Because it reminded me of a past relationship. Each bullet point highlighted my deepest pains over the [...]

By |2018-07-17T11:28:20+00:00July 17th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on You are NOT a Special Snowflake: Fighting Narcissism

Cracks in the Lion: How I Live with My Scars by Buck Grant

Idea for my next tattoo. The idea comes from the Japanese art of #kintsukuroi which is “to repair with gold.” In this art, pottery that has been cracked or broken is repaired with gold or silver lacquer. At the core of this practice is the understanding that we can be made beautiful for having being [...]

By |2018-06-28T10:58:17+00:00September 30th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Cracks in the Lion: How I Live with My Scars by Buck Grant

“Never Homeless” by Buck Grant

​Never Homeless We are frail creatures. Our underbellies are soft. Our fragile bodies feel exposed to this seemingly dangerous world when we are alone, and so we seek the presence of communities. We are wired to be tribal creatures. We thrive on the comfort of being around people who truly SEE us because it makes [...]

By |2018-06-28T10:58:18+00:00July 25th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on “Never Homeless” by Buck Grant

Be Passionate…About the Whole DAMN THING

​If you are going to pursue something that is worthwhile, you have to fall in love with it. Not just the idea of it. Not just the end result of it. You have to be passionate about he whole damn thing. The problem is simple: We are dreamers. New years resolutions represent the dream of [...]

By |2018-06-28T10:58:18+00:00May 23rd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Be Passionate…About the Whole DAMN THING

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My favorite past time just so happens to be my career. I travel around the U.S. and the world teaching seminars and certifying instructors in the art of Muay Thai, a kickboxing art from Thailand, and in my life coaching. Travelling and teaching is what I look forward to everyday. Through my journeys, I get [...]

By |2018-06-28T10:58:19+00:00October 13th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Log Off to Log In

Bringing honor back to martial arts

I do not watch MMA as much anymore, and after the reports from last nights UFC, I remember why I do not watch it as much. I also remember why my focus has shifted to certifying instructors and leading leaders.When a heavyweight contender dances over the body of his fallen opponent, when a middle-weight cannot [...]

By |2018-06-28T10:58:19+00:00September 6th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Bringing honor back to martial arts

sparring like a dog

Last week my girlfriend Liz and I adopted a 5 month old Beagle/Sheppard mixed puppy and named her Moksha. At a mere 20 pounds she is bursting with energy and although we are good at entertaining her, it’s clear that she is a dog who needs time with other dogs. We’ve had several friends already [...]

By |2018-06-28T10:58:19+00:00June 17th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on sparring like a dog

MUAY THAI: MORE THAN JUST A SPORT

It has been amazing watching the growth of Muay Thai in America. From being an obscure kickboxing art that Jean Claude Van Dame portrayed in a movie, to live fights on cable TV, our art has emerged from the depths of obscurity. It edges it’s way towards being a household entity with every fight and [...]

By |2018-06-28T10:58:19+00:00June 5th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on MUAY THAI: MORE THAN JUST A SPORT