March 2012 Schedule

Current Sayoc Atienza Schedule Saturday, February 25 @ 0900 – Class will finish early to accomodate travel for anyone attending Guro Josh’s seminar in Long Beach (see above post). Saturday, March 3 @ 0900 Saturday, March 10 @ 0900 Friday, March 16 @ 2000 Friday, March 23 @ 2000 Saturday, March 31 @ 0900

Context and The Thought Provocation Method

Context and the Thought Provocation Method I remember having a conversation in graduate school on the topic of leadership, when a friend of mine simply stated that “leadership is defined by context”. I think we had been debating on the development of students’ participation in extracurricular activities, and the foundations of initiative that would allow … More Context and The Thought Provocation Method

The Importance of Roughhousing The Importance of Roughhousing With Your Kids by BRETT & KATE MCKAY on FEBRUARY 7, 2012 · 76 COMMENTS in RELATIONSHIPS & FAMILY Roughhousing. Horseplay. Wrastling. Whatever you call it, it’s one of the best things about being a dad. I love chasing my one-year-old son, Gus, around the house or pretending that the living room is a lucha libre … More The Importance of Roughhousing

Quotes of the Day

I couldn’t decide, so now there are three. “I try to catch him right on the tip of the nose, because I try to push the bone into the brain.” “How dare these boxers challenge me with their primitive skills? It makes me angry. They’re just as good as dead.” “My power is discombobulatingly devastating … More Quotes of the Day

Quote of the Day

Several years ago, Guro Travis Downing shared this piece from Greg Glassman to Crossfit Trainers.  It has been on my mind recently so I asked him for the reference.  I thought it was fitting given my recent post on “Work”, and an important reminder to us all.  Thanks again Guro. Fundamentals, Virtuosity, and Mastery An … More Quote of the Day


Recently ITS Tactical ran an article on their website (originally published on The Art of Manliness, see below) called “The Hard Way”.  Soon after I saw a picture circulating on Facebook of a young Manny Pacquiao putting in his work as a teenager, long before becoming the accomplished boxer he is today.  They were great … More Work