Still One Team, One Fight


Myself and WW2 Vet Fred Borda at this Past Weekend’s Event

We’re facing a major epidemic here in this country in this day and age, one that troubles me, and that I’ve taken a major interest in helping to resolve.

Each day in America we lose a staggering twenty-two Veterans of our Armed Forces to suicide.

Each loss of veteran life to this plague represents a horrible tragedy, and a tremendous loss to our society. Read the rest of this page »


What’s Prison Really Like?


I was recently reunited with my good friend George (pictured above) who, after a series of unfortunate events and a few rough decisions, was incarcerated for three years. George is a Greyskull “OG”, being one of the original crew when the “gym” was an outdoor dungeon of rusted metal and handmade equipment in my backyard many years ago. I’m ecstatic to have him back home, and back in action at Greyskull, and am also thrilled that he has agreed to share with my readers his experiences while he was away. Read the rest of this page »


Greyskull Eight-Week Shootout


So one of the guys at our recent live event here is also a current member of one of my TEAMPAIN classes, the R&D program to be precise. His visit, his crazy progress, and the awesome feedback he received from literally everyone he shared his experience with while he was in town sparked an idea that I’ve decided to put into action. Read the rest of this page »


G/ACS July Seminar Review/Interview


This past weekend I had the distinct privilege of hosting a solid group of individuals for the Greyskull Academy of Combat Sciences: Principles of Personal Defense Live Event here at Greyskull HQ.

The weekend went extremely well, and the participants’ progress over the course of the weekend was nothing short of impressive. Read the rest of this page »


“Intermediate Syndrome”

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The belief that one has progressed from the “Novice” to the “Intermediate” stage in their strength training journey is perhaps the most common cause for an outright halt in that individuals progress.

This is something I’ve written a bit about elsewhere, but after addressing this very topic no less than five times in the last week with individuals who believed that their training had “plateaued”, I decided it was time to formally articulate my thoughts on this in post form. Read the rest of this page »


The 360 Fat Loss Challenge


My guess is that not one of us has at one point or another been in a position where we’ve said to ourselves, “Damn, I’d like to be leaner than I am now”, or, “Oh how the panties would drop if only I could get rid of these love handles”.

I mean, what’s the point in busting our asses in the gym to build pillaging muscle when it’s covered up by a layer of goo that makes us less than excited about strolling shirtless on the beach, or throwing an old woman into cardiac arrest at the public pool? Read the rest of this page »


G/ACS July Seminar Overview


By now, if you’ve been following the site, you’re no doubt aware that I’ll be opening the doors here this July, and conducting the first Greyskull Academy of Combat Sciences event open to the public in quite a while.

This post will provide a course overview, so that you can learn exactly what will be covered, and what you will take away from this event as a registered participant. Read the rest of this page »


A Late Memorial Day Post and Podcast
A good friend and true American Hero, Jerod Dennis, KIA Shkin Afghanistan 25 Apr 2003. Jerod was killed during an ambush that wounded several other members of my unit and demonstrated incredible valor in his actions to prevent further casualties, and cut off the escape of the perpetrators of the ambush. Also killed in action that day was one of our attached Air Force Combat Controllers, A1C Raymond Losano.

Jerod was awarded the Silver Star posthumously for his actions that day, and he will never be forgotten by myself or any of the others who were fortunate enough to serve with him. He was an exemplary individual, and a true hero.

As a note, Jerod would love me pointing out that we can all see his “nut sack” in the above photo of him with his trusty M249 SAW (give yourself a pat on the back if you get the reference). Read the rest of this page »


When the Wolves Come


So you’re several hours in to a drive to visit family for a nephew’s graduation. Your bladder has been telling you that it’s time to make a pit stop for the last thirty minutes, and your pregnant wife’s craving for the mini donuts found in rest stop vending machines served as the impetus needed to pull in for a stretch when you saw the sign on the highway. Read the rest of this page »


The Show Goes On!


After months of debate, soul-searching, Peyote fueled vision quests rife with interpretive dance, and extensive polling of people on the street who have no idea who I am, I’ve finally decided the fate of the JPL (formerly StrengthVillain) forum. Read the rest of this page »