Christian Garippa Interview

Christian Garippa is our FIMA Representative for the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas area, and has been practicing martial arts for over 20 years. The majority of his training has been in Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Christian has Black Belts in Krav Maga, and also in BJJ under Master Carlos Machado. Other martial arts that he…

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3 Powerful Tactics that Motivate Customers to Buy

3 Powerful Tactics That Motivate Customers to Buy Wooing customers is a little bit like dating. No, you can’t present the engagement ring on your first date! There’s a two-way relationship that grows one step at a time before it leads to the church doors. You can’t rush it… you can’t skip it… if you’re…

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Meditation as Stress Relief

Meditation as Stress Relief Meditation is a form of alternative medicine that promotes relaxing and mental calmness using controlling or suspending thoughts for a certain period of time. Since meditation involves physical and mental relaxation, it’s a great way to relieve stress. When some people hear about meditation as a way to relieve stress, they…

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Shonie Carter Interview Part 2

Shonie Carter – Mr. International Mr. International – none other than Shonie Carter. Shonie was born in Chicago, Illinois and is a renowned fighter and martial artist. Shonie started as a wrestler back in high school and then added Judo and Jujutsu. He was an All-American Wrestler and won state titles in Judo while in…

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Shonie Carter Interview Part 1

Shonie Carter – Mr. International Mr. International – none other than Shonie Carter. Shonie was born in Chicago, Illinois and is a renowned fighter and martial artist. Shonie started as a wrestler back in high school and then added Judo and Jujutsu. He was an All-American Wrestler and won state titles in Judo while in…

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Always Assume

Always Assume Okay, what’s up with these confounding messages? Last week you said, “Never Assume” and this week you say, “Always Assume”. Here’s the scoop. These are two sides of the same coin. Believe it or Not (thank you Ripley), they are saying the same thing. This concept is so important, we wanted to give…

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Never Assume

Never Assume It’s easy to believe that we are experienced enough in life that we can make some pretty strong predictions. This goes for our personal relationships, business relationships, dealing with clients, knowing how friends, family, and bosses are going to respond to what we are going to say before they ever utter a word.…

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Ron Rotem Interview

Ron Rotem – Hathiya Hod HaSharon, Israel   Ron Rotem is a Top Israeli Krav Maga Instructor and 5th degree Black Belt and has been training in Krav Maga since 1996.  His start in Krav Maga was very much like something out of a Hong Kong Fight movie where a would-be street fight ended up…

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