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 …

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 …

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 …

“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 …

Log Off to Log In

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …