Sunday, January 19, 2014


The book is loaded with characters you can't help but identify with. Alice Carter is curious and a lovable character and all the supporting characters and even the anti hero is so well fleshed out you can't help but be drawn into the adventure! five out of five stars!

Monday, December 23, 2013

The first Martial art to discuss, Combat Sambo

Judo Master V.S.Oshchepkov and his students I.V.Vasilyev, L.B.Turin, N.M.Galkovsky, B.A.Sagatelyan, P.A.Shkolnikov, S.V.Dashkevich, and others created and promoted SAMBO during the 1920s and 1930s. Also, in 1927 V.Spiridonov published a manual called “Samozaschita bez oruzhyia.” At that time, the book was classified for use by the Military, Police, and KGB. This new martial art system was officially recognized as a legitimate sport in the USSR in 1938. At first it was named “Free style wrestling.” Later it was called “Free wrestling,” and in 1946 was renamed “SAMBO.” This is an acronym for “Samooborona Bez Oruzhia" which means “Self Defense Without Weapons.” This system is a compilation of techniques from many martial art styles, including techniques from Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. During World War II, the system was widely used by the Soviet Army. SAMBO experts also acquired many techniques and tactics from criminal street fighters, and a number of these techniques were included in Combat SAMBO. Today SAMBO consists of three components: Sport SAMBO (Olympic sport), Self-defense SAMBO, and Combat SAMBO. Sport SAMBO is similar to Judo, but with some differences in rules, protocol, and uniform. Self-defense SAMBO is similar to Aikijujutsu because it is intended to be entirely defensive against attacks by armed and unarmed criminals. It is also designed for specific professions, such as taxi drivers, bank employees, bodyguards, various law enforcement agents, etc. It is also very useful for rape prevention and children’s self-defense. Combat SAMBO is a very aggressive system designed to prepare an individual to be effective in any situation. The purpose of Combat SAMBO is to “survive.” Combat SAMBO includes techniques from both Sport and Self-defense SAMBO, but uses them in different ways. It includes techniques that are dangerous and prohibited in sports. The Russian Military, Police, special Crowd Control units, Marines, and others have employed Combat SAMBO for all aspects of self-defense and close combat. Combat SAMBO is constantly evolving. With its ever-growing arsenal of techniques adopted from many martial arts and fighting forms, it is one of the most comprehensive self-defense and survival systems in the world.

Sunday, December 1, 2013


Greetings my friends, I hope all is well with you. I am happy to announce that I will be working on a new martial arts book! This one has been years in the making. My CGM held out on allowing me to write this book because he didnt want the style exploited. I get that and I respected that. Now that has changed. He has given me a blessing, so I am going to take it and run with it like it was stolen! Still up in the air about how I am going to write this thing, either a straight training manual or a memoir, sharing what I learned and how I learned it. What worked for me and what didnt and why. This is experiences going back some thirty years, and somethings my own family doesnt even know about. That might become an issue. Maybe it's time to just let it all out, to bleed it all over the keyboard for the world to bathe in. I guess we will see what happens.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Greetings once again

Hello! Long time no talk! I have been really busy, not able to get to this like I would like to...You know what? Cancel that. As a writer with a blog it is my responsibility to keep you updated on my stuff. That is why you are here, and I have been remiss with my duties. This year, this incredible 2013, I have seen my work published in SATANS HOLIDAY, WELCOME TO YOUR KNIGHTMARES, WILD CARDS, BITTEN, And my book FRESH GRAVES has crawled to the surface. My newest novel TOMMY FUTRELLIO, PARANORMAL P.I. is in the editing stages along with DARK STREETS OF JACKSON. I have recently had another screenplay hit the theaters in Turkey! So there's the rundown on my year so far. Hope yours is going well!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

WORDS OF THE WARRIOR first guest, Ivan Herrington

1. Tell us about your martial arts experience: training, instructors, etc?

i started out by watching old Muhammad ali vids because i was tired of being bullied. i took some judo classes and eventually started training with you

2. How long have you been training?

16 years on and off.

3. What do you do when you’re not training? Hobbies?

i like to draw. I also like to watch cheesy zombie movies

4. What has the martial arts taught you?

that every thing takes time and effort. you cant get to the top while sitting on the couch.

5. If you could train, with any martial arts legend, who would it be and why?

Jackie Chan or Chuck Norris. Jackie Chan because he can do amazing things and i think it would be awesome to get to know him and train with him. Chuck Norris because...well he is chuck freaking Norris!!!

6. One of the things about martial arts training, is you want to leave something behind, for the next generation. It might be teaching, tournaments, etc. What would your legacy be?

teaching because that is the ultimate legacy your knowledge goes on forever and your students never forget you.

7. If you could star in a martial arts movie, who would be your co star?

Jackie Chan he is awesome and funny

8. What kind of goals do you set in your training?

a little bit more each time.

9. What, to date is your biggest achievement?

Stepping in the cage. i lost but it was a fantastic experience and i proved to my self that i have more balls than brains lol.

10. Any thoughts, philosophy, or encouragement you would like to leave for the readers?

You wont always succeed the first, second or third time and nothing will fall into your hands you have to go out put out the effort and take the things you want.

Thanks so much for taking the time to be here. Please be well and blessed and may your training always be fantastic!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Greetings again!

I know, its been a while since I've been here. Life has been truly busy lately! On the martial arts front, I have been added to the Martial arts warriors union, promoted to chief instructor, and granted Soke ship in the art of Goushin Budo method. On the writing front, waiting on my agent to get back to me about the screenplay, and I have roughly a half dozen stories going out to the Lost Word horror anthology. The ones that dont get accepted already have other homes. It's all about marketing. Research!! On the art front, been drawing regularly, getting things around for the graphic novel. That is going to be an awesome story, the script is amazing! Devlin has outdone himself yet again! Thats all for now, be well my friends!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A new writing prompt

Okay, in light of everything going on, I am behind on my blogging stuff. Here is a writing prompt I just got from writers digest to keep you occupied while I get myself orginized again!

After living for years paycheck to paycheck, a windfall of money comes your way from a distant uncle. But in order to receive the money, you must complete a mission from your uncle's will. What's the mission and did you do it?