Still Elite, Even In Defeat!!!

Mar 6, 2015 | | 10 comments

Kevin on the left, Aj on the right.


This past weekend my nephew Aj had a karate tournament in Warick, Rhode Island, he trains out of Bagwell Academy in Milforld, CT under the tutelage of Renshi Herbie Bagwell.  The atmosphere was crazy, the intensity was more invigorating than any metaphor I could attempt to compare it to.  The truth be told, I’m not a good example for a young man to look up to, Im a pothhead, beer drinking freak and I know that im not shit so I don’t pass judgement on the next man because I’m no better than anybody.  But this past weekend inspired me to step up my game.  I watched my nephew and his friend Kevin go into battle with all of their hearts and set the pace of the battle.  Just watching the perfect form and them empowering their internal spirits really inspired this damn article.  Very proudly I can say that Aj is what his mom calls him “a spoiled lil monkey” and a bit of a mamas boy, but he proved to the world that he is more than what anybody would’ve thought he was, he is a fighter all the way down to his soul.  I watched Aj gracefully take defeat when he rightfully won and showed extra gentlemen like sportsmanship when he placed 2nd in weapons and very maturely looked his fellow competitor in the eye and shook her hand and congratulated her on her accomplishment.  I was really brought back down to earth this weekend and my soul was humbled as we moved onto the award banquet and I watched my lil man accept his well disserved plaques and trophies and smoothly walk off the stage like a pimp lol.  So todays workout is inspired Aj Monteiro, Kevin Figuaro and Team Bagwell.  Before I started on my road to recovery my nephew had to do a book report in school on Robin Hood, to make a long story short in the conclusion of the report he compared me to Robin Hood and say that my soul was pure, fighting tears I walked out of his mothers office and sat on the stairwell and cried like a little bitch lol, because I’ve never felt more important than at that moment.  And at this moment I am humbled and my soul has been cleansed of impurities, I LOVE U LIL MAN!!!  Uncle would be lost without u!  U make me wanna be a better man!  Also shut out to Triple Crown and Krane venues that who majority of the time sponsors these sanctions.  Good training to all, and to all a good fight!!!


Spiderman Pushups 3 10
Back Squats 3 10
Medicine ball cruch 3 10
Kinsiological strength methods 30 secs
Straight Punches 3 10
 Side kicks 3 10
Round house kicks 3 10
 Spin kicks 3 10
Block kicks 3 10



As time goes on chart your performance levels in the brackets as your endurance increases.

 30 sec sprints
 Uphill biking 30 sec
 Med ball crunch and toss  10 reps

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