So What Do You Think?
So What Do You Think?
First and foremost let me say this. I’m very appreciative off all the people who have helped me train and prepare for MMA from my team, American Top Team to the fellas down in Tampa at Gracie Tampa, to the folks in Suntree, Florida at Fighters Alley, my manager Ed Clay, mentor Winston Williams and all of those who have helped along the way.
I’m very grateful and humbled by your investment in me.
Now, you don’t really hear me talk about the Mixed Martial Arts side of things much because I don’t want the discussion or things to spiral out of control.
I’ve trained with many professionals.
Thiago Alves, Thiago Silva, Jeff Monson, Rich Antonito, Dan Henderson and many others and I’m telling you right now. I AM NOT IN THE SAME LEAGUE AS THESE guys at the moment. And I MAY never be. I’m pretty decent at grappling, I’m learning striking and still learning how to be a chef in MMA and mix all of these ingredients together.
I continue to practice, train and get better. I RESPECT THE SPORT by training and preparing. I hope to get better and better and at 35 I’m racing against the clock. I understand this. My hope is that I can learn this craft fast enough so that I can attain some great achievements in this sport.
With that being said, the beautiful thing about this experience is that I’m CONSTANTLY learning, growing and developing as a trainer, coach, martial artist, cornerman and consultant. This is the key. Being at the top of your game in one area and then humbling yourself as a neophyte in a new sport is tough but satisfying, if you can push your ego aside. The great thing about MMA is that you can move your ego aside or someone can “move” it for you LOL
I just want to say that I have the greatest amount of respect for those that step into the cage and/or ring and put it on the line whether its in the UFC, Strikefore, Japan or a small town in Altoona, Iowa. Doesn’t matter.It takes a special mindset to step in the “terrordome” and go to war.
Here’s The Video
The quality of the video is not the greatest. I was able to have someone send me the video and I’m thankful to have it. Please enjoy.
Here’s The Post Fight
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Here’s The Pre Fight
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Here’s The Most Important
A couple of days ago, I told you about my return trip from the Bahamas and how I was coming back and had a layover in the Miami International Airport and was just shocked by the amount of overweight people I saw.
I also told you about my mother-in-law and how she’s lost over 40 pounds since coming to live with us.
In the medical community people have a longstanding argument about obesity. They question whether or not it is a disease.
Well I say it is.
Obesity is a Disease
I’ve never really been with somebody who is overweight before. Not for a long period of time. Not until my mother-in-law moved in with us. What I found out is that being overweight is no different than being addicted to crack or alcohol. People don’t mean to over eat, they don’t mean to make bad food decisions, they are just addicted to a certain way of life and REALLY can’t change it without help or intervention.
They need group therapy, intervention, psychological help, coaching, etc.,.
I remember asking my mother-in-law recently, “Do you KNOW that drinking sweet tea is no good for you?”
She replied, “Yes.”
I then asked her, “Well, then, why do you do it?”
She said, “She said I need to satisfy my ‘sweet tooth’”.
What in the fart is a ‘sweet-tooth’?
And she said, “It reminds me of my grandmother.”
So there you have it. She drinks a drink that causes her insulin to rise, will increase her weight and is absolutely no good for her because of a THOUGHT!!!
This is REAL and important to note because if she doesn’t change her THINKING she cannot change her weight.
What has her allowed her to lose weight in my home is that we think differently about food. This DOES NOT stop her from going to McDonalds and sneaking some Burger King every now and then. She does that. I DO NOT COACH her because she is my mother-in-law. I leave her alone and let her live, but she, as everyone else in my home has to follow the house rules and those rules are restrictive in terms of her personal behavior.
She is VERY aware that if she lives by herself, that she will put the weight on. She is out of control.
How can she control herself?
Well, the same way that you can.
You can let me coach you. Let me help you with the managing of your lifestyle.
If you want that help.
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First and foremost I would like to say thank you to the Bahamas Judo Federation for allowing me to serve at the National Coach of the Bahamian Judo Federation.
We have certainly made some great strides and advances in the sport of judo technically and professionally.
At this time I would like to congratulate Cynthia Rahming and the Bahamas Judo Federation for placing the first ever Youth Olympian in the Sport of Judo at the first Youth Olympic Games ever in Singapore this year.
Okay, now for the truth
When Cynthia and I first met each other, we were like oil and water.
She hated me.
Couldn’t stand me.
She even told me that she didn’t want me coaching her anymore.
I pushed her, I threw her, I drove her to the point where she’d cry, I made her life a living hell. I went into her home, changed her diet, monitored her food intake and structured her day and here’s what happened.
- Her grades went up
- Her body changed (she loves the way she looks)
- She got SUPER tough
- She actually started to get along with me
- She has a DEVASTATING ground game (newaza)
- And she loves Judo and Brazilian Jiujitsu
- She attended the 2nd Oldest Games in the World, the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC)
- She made the 2009 Cadet World Team and the 2009 Senior World Team
Last year she dreaded stepping on the mat doing judo 3 days a week.
Now she does judo12 times a week for 20 hours a week and she loves it.
And she still finds time to do her volunteer work and stay active in her church.
I am so proud of Cynthia I could cry as I write this.
I truly love all of the children in the Bahamas Judo Program and all of the ones that I am in direct contact with. There’s nothing like positively shaping the lives of young people for the better through the sport of judo.
With all that being said, Congrats Cynthia and Congratulations to the Rahming Family.
Job Well Done!!
Check out this video of Cinny
On A Side Note
I will not travel with Cynthia to the Youth Olympic Games to coach her I’m staying home. My debut in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is on the 21st of August. So while Cynthia is kicking butt, I hope to be kicking some butt as well.
Rhadi Ferguson, Ph.D., CSCS