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Shouts to Bryan, a Video and Some Stats

My Marketing Director (wait, isn’t that me?) just furnished me with these ridiculous statistics for 2015:

  • In 2015 I wrote 101,754 words, averaging 400 words per working day.
  • I spend 23,735 minutes — that’s over 395 hours or 16.5 days! — training in Cabal Fang Martial arts.
  • My average workout time was 78 minutes, and I practiced on average 5.84 days per week.

People ask me why I work and train so hard and how I stay motivated.  Many assume I’m trying to sell a million books and get rich.

The answer is that it’s easy to write and train when you love martial arts and you love people.  It’s easy when you want to change the world, when you want to change the path of Western martial arts, and when you’re trying to help people realize their dreams.

Maybe that’s why my Public Relations Manager (wait — that’s me!) says I should send a shout-out to Bryan in Toronto.  Yesterday Bryan ordered a set of PTDICE as well as a the complete Secret Pyramid Series of booklets.  He said he’s been following my blog for some time, and added that he liked my book The Calisthenics Codex which he gave a 5-star review on KOBO.  He said,

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Get fit without the gimmicks. Functional fitness at its best. At home, on the road, or better yet – no tools or gimmicks required to do these workouts. Mitchell gives some of the science but keeps it real and practical. His breakdown for ability levels and suggestions on how to mix and match are excellent. His style is approachable and the photos make it foolproof.
BRYAN | FEBRUARY 09, 2016

Thanks Bryan!  Maybe you don’t believe it, so I’m going to say it again — people like you are why I write stuff.  Next time I’m in Toronto, I’m buying you dinner.  You made my week!

From the Editor in Chief of the Martial Arts Desk (hey, that’s me too!):

Check out this video.  I’m not sure yet how I feel about this whole trend toward movement coaches in MMA, but this exchange between Joe Rogan and Brendan Schaub is hilarious (warning — profane content).

 

Blog Traffic Gone Wild!

Five year traffic history on this blog.

Five year traffic history on this blog.  What the…?

When I started this blog almost five years ago, I thought it would just be a way for me to vent.  I figured there was plenty of room on WordPress for some of the nagging thoughts, feelings, and frustrations cluttering up my head.  Why not let some of them out?

I had no idea this blog would turn out to be this popular or that I’d connect with so many cool, creative, talented, people.

You guys are the best.  I don’t know what else say other than just “thanks.”

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,400 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 57 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.