Monday, December 18, 2017

Staring at Death too long can blind us to the possibilities of living —Randy Couture

As one of the founding members of Team Quest and Xtreme Couture MMA it is with great sorrow that we say good bye to Robert Follis. Robert was a friend, coach, mentor, and philosopher of martial arts to many of us. It is with a very heavy heart that I write this tribute to a man that touched so many. Death is like the sun. There is no escaping it. It infuses every part of our lives, but it doesn’t make sense to stare at it too long. That becomes a real challenge when someone you know, love, and respect ends their life. This is where Robert has been since his brothers passing a couple years ago and where we are left now. It is very easy to get caught up in the urgency that comes from the limited span of our lives. It can push us to obsess over life’s meaning in the time we have. But obsessing over it, and staring directly at it too long can blind us to the possibilities of living. Robert was a Hero to many. Heroes have the whole earth as their tomb . . . There is, enshrined in the chest of every person he touched, a record unwritten with no tablet to preserve it. It’s that which he imprinted on our hearts. What lives on is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what he has woven into the lives of others. Those who have lived with us become a part of us. We honor the dead by living their values. Through our efforts, we ensure that the good things they stood for continue to stand even when they are gone. Robert stood for many good things. Let’s let Our actions become a living memorial to Robert Follis. R
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Monday, December 4, 2017

Amazing things start happening in your life when you really believe in yourself.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Justin Gaethje: For some odd reason I love being under those lights to face my fears.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Demian Maia on being unwilling to bend his principles for the sake of money and championship belts.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Martial Arts will make you a better person if you allow it to. So many people see a low point as bad luck but its a learning experience.—Cub Swanson

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

My greatest joys came from helping other people make their achievements. —John Danaher

My biggest joys in life came from not my own achievements at all...whatever small achievements I've made. Rather, my greatest joys came from helping other people make their achievements.
—John Danaher

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