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“30 Minutes in Hell” Workout

Posted by tpegonline on August 23, 2013

Hey, writing poetry is cool and is a passion of mine, but unfortunately, I can’t write my way to health and wellness.

If you want to be energetic and confident in whatever you do, make sure to exercise.

We are all busy but please carve out 30 minutes three times per week to workout.

I am not saying to do what I do because our goals and physical abilities probably differ.

Just do something. Sitting on the couch stuffing Twinkies in your face will not get make you healthier.

I did my “30 Minutes in Hell” today. Equipment used was one 35 lbs. dumbbell, one LifeLine USA yellow/heavy rubber resistance cable with stirrups and door anchor, and a towel. I’m going to do this routine twice per week using the ‘Escalating Density Principle’ where I will endeavor to do more work in the same 30 minutes each time out.

This took me 27 minutes to complete two sets of the below circuit. I took 20-second breaks when I needed to. That totals 100 reps of lifts/presses, 40 reps of ab exercises and 42 burpees. The burpees are a killer.

Here is what I did:

* One-arm (each arm) dumbbell swings

* 3 burpees

* One-arm (each arm) dumbbell snatches

* 3 burpees

* One-arm (each arm) dumbbell clean & jerks

* 3 burpees

* One-arm (each arm) cable press

* 3 burpees

* One-arm (each arm) tricep kickback

* 3 burpees

* Crunches

* 3 burpees

* Supine leg raise and scissors

* 3 burpees

I’m 43-years-old, I have arthritis and asthma but I refuse to make excuses.

How about you?


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I’m a Second Degree Black Belt Now!

Posted by tpegonline on July 27, 2013

As far as I know, we only live once so I am trying to make the best of life by having fun and pursuing my interest. Martial arts and combat sports are two of my interests.

It has been a 20-year journey. Not that it should take that long, but with work, school, family responsibilities, injuries and health issues over the years, it has been a long road. My ranking is in an eclectic form of Jujutsu under the instruction of David S. Bunch (4th Degree) affectionately known to many as Sensei Buddha.

When I got promoted, I had to do a demo portion for my main instructor, Sensei Buddha, plus I had to write a thesis on my philosophy of self-protection and how it caters to my target population — 40+ year-olds that are busy professionals with families. This demographic doesn’t have a lot of time or energy to to commit to their training.

Below is the slideshare presentation of my thesis. I hope that you can grab a few ideas from it. Thank you!

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The Warrior’s Code

Posted by tpegonline on March 12, 2012

The picture to the right is called “The Chase at Rattlesnake Springs,” by Don Stivers.

This poem is a series of 18 haiku poems that are strung together in a series to tell a story. I call this style that I created a haiku chain poem. According to Dictionary.com, a haiku is a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons; or a poem written in this form.

This poem is dedicated to the warriors who have influenced me as a martial artist. Special thanks to Soke Chaka Zulu, Kyoshi Roman Lutak, Renshi David Bunch (aka, “Sensei Buddha”), and Master Michael Griffin.


“The Warrior’s Code”
By Tyrone Turner
Copyright 2012
All rights reserved

Be a peacekeeper.
Do not provoke anyone
to war against you.

As the Swiss nation
understands, prepare for war
and peace will be yours.

Empty-handed skills.
Weaponry. Stealth. Surveillance.
Calm under all stress.

Principle-based and
not technique-centered. In fights,
there are no givens.

Prepare for it all
because you know not what may
come your way one day.

Striking defeats joint
locks and grabs. Clinching beats strikes.
Joint locks beats clinching.

Falling is an art
form. To know how to fall helps
avoid breaks and scrapes.

Sticks, saps, chains and whips.
Pocket sticks, pocket knives and
Griffin Grips™. Good deals.

Spears and tomahawks.
Cross bows, boomerangs, throwing
stars and sling shots. Guns.

Africa, Asia,
Europe, the Americas,
and Pacific isles.

All gave birth to some
form of combat method of
self preservation.

North America
gave rise to great masters. Like
Grandmaster Powell.

He is my martial
great-grandfather. He is the
Sanuces founder.

My grandfather is
Soke Chaka Zulu whom
laid a solid base.

Kyoshi Lutak
helped forge fighting spirit in
me. School of hard knocks.

Renshi Buddha is
who has opened my eyes to

I will continue
to train to become the best
that I can become.

Be gentle in life.
Be ferocious in combat.
The warrior’s code.

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