Little Miss Muffet-A Mixed Martial Artist’s Review

I was reading to my son days ago from a collection of nursery rhymes.  This particular collection culls from a multitude of countries and cultures, and a few lingering lines took me back to my youth.  An unexpected nostalgic.  Reacquainted with prose that friends and I recited as youngsters, maturity helps me to understand the… Continue reading Little Miss Muffet-A Mixed Martial Artist’s Review

The Last Meritocracy

mer·​i·​toc·​ra·​cy \ ˌmer-ə-ˈtä-krə-sē\ : a system in which the talented are chosen and moved ahead on the basis of their achievement Part I What with the advent of international sanctioning bodies and unified rule sets, are athletic contests the last functioning meritocracies?  Boardroom seats are expeditiously filled with members chosen primarily to meet quotas that… Continue reading The Last Meritocracy

“I Want To Be A Mixed Martial Artist, What Classes Should I Take?”

I have it on good authority that Elon Musk is currently planning “Low-Orbit Neck Wrestling Heats”... I had the luxury of being agnostic.  When I began Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu some two decades ago MMA was nascent, and it was beyond my horizon.  I spent close to a year practicing pure Brazilian Jiujitsu 4-5 days a week,… Continue reading “I Want To Be A Mixed Martial Artist, What Classes Should I Take?”