Monday, February 21, 2011

Talk the Talk or Walk the Walk

I just got back from the WKA North American Championships in Hampton VI. There were a lot of young fighters there competing in this event as this was part of the Hampton Sports Festival. There was Thai Boxing, MMA, Boxing, Grappling, Tae Kwon Do, Body Sculpting, Cross Fit, and more. A lot of good competition in a nice arena. I was happy to see athletes of all ages, sizes, and experience levels get out there and just do it. The winners raise their hands in victory and the losers drop their heads in the face of defeat. I say to all that make an effort, "You are all winners". If you have the courage to get on a stage in front of an audience and deal with stress, fears, fatigue and pain, you have accomplished what most people would run away from. As they return home, friends and family will ask "Why did you lose?, "What happened?", but you will never get that question from your fellow warriors. Win, lose or draw, they will pat you on the back and say, "GOOD JOB"! Instead of talking about it, you did it. I always tell my team that if you train hard, get out there and try your best, in my eyes you are a winner. Great job to all of those who walked the walk.


  1. Thank you so much Sir!! The feeling of defeat aches more than any physical pain ever can. To have never tried at all creates doubts that you ever could or are capable of winning. Better to have fought and lost...