The Bio-Vlog

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Round Four: BioVlog 193 of 384

June 28, 2021

My next adversary is Diego Gonzales. He has light gloves that cover his knuckles, but his fingers are free. He moves in with his fingernails, gripping a hand full of flesh, which burns badly. He sweeps my legs, spinning me down hard to the mat.…

Round Three: BioVlog 192 of 384

June 28, 2021

My opponent in round three is Kimko, He is five inches taller than I am and, while he has more reach than I have, he is in my weight category. Kimko swipes at my head with a high roundhouse kick that doesn’t land. Any time…

Round Two: BioVlog 191 of 384

June 28, 2021

I now face Terry Crook, a very resolute fighter whom is known for his wicked combination of a step-up heel hook instantly followed up by a roundhouse kick with the same leg, ending with a front hand jab. I’m fairly adept at slipping the heel…

Ten Rounds to the Black Belt: Round one: BioVlog 190 of 384

June 28, 2021

Dressed in all white is my first opponent, the formidable John Douglas. I have my chin down, elbows in and gloves pinned to my cheeks so I don’t have to worry about Douglas’ attacks from the sides. I’m determined to be the aggressor and take…

ABC Reporter: BioVlog 189 of 384

June 28, 2021

“What do you think about when you’re in the ring with that many fighters?” The ABC reporter asks.   I shoot back, “I’m hoping my wind holds up. I have to survive ten rounds, not like a boxer. I’m the same guy fighting different guys. A…

Alive With Spirit: BioVlog 188 of 384

June 28, 2021

I’m mentally pumped-up, although my biggest concern centers on my hands. Napoleon double-wraps and gloves my hands. Once gloved, he lathers my face with Vaseline to minimize facial cuts. As the ten fighters are gearing up, Sensei Murphy tries to calm my fears with a…

Malicious Intent: BioVlog 187 of 384

June 28, 2021

Along with fighting men from my own school, I will be pitting my skills against fighters from other dojos with different fighting styles. Only four of my ten opponents are considered friends. This is a real risky proposition! There is no predicting if they understand…

Always Fighting One More Round: BioVlog 186 of 384

June 28, 2021

My black belt test itself is Sensei Murphy’s first test permitted stateside.  My regimen is excruciatingly intense. I fight three or four times weekly, initially for two or three rounds and then I gradually add more rounds. For many fights, Douglas simultaneously pits me against…

Shark Wrestling: BioVlog 185 of 384

June 28, 2021

I want this shark-he’ll feed a thousand! “Randy, don’t shoot him again!” I yell firmly. “We might lose him like the last one. Gaffer, hang on tight while I loop a noose around his tail!” I am determined not to lose this beautiful babe. I…

TABLE TALK 21

June 28, 2021

“Before Richard starts his black belt test I’m getting fighting observations from John Douglas, Sean Murphy, Diego Gonzalez and Sensei John Murphy.  Men, as a fighter, do you think Richard is more intuitive than analytical, or vice-versa?” “Well Mr. Racherbaumer,” Douglas observes, “Although Mr. Turner…

Table of Contents

(In chronological order)

The Lizard Eater: BioVlog 54 of 384

April 27, 2021

Going Full-Tilt: BioVlog 55 of 384

April 28, 2021

Blindly Whipping Down the Road: BioVlog 56 of 384

April 29, 2021

Do You Run Over Everything: BioVlog 57 of 384

April 30, 2021

Table Talk 7

May 3, 2021

Donut Shop Has Been Robbed: BioVlog 58 of 384

May 4, 2021

Driving While Blind: BioVlog 59 of 384

May 5, 2021

High Dives: BioVlog 60 of 384

May 6, 2021

Gulping Saline: BioVlog 61 of 384

May 7, 2021

B-B Welts: BioVlog 62 of 384

May 10, 2021

Brown Belt Training: BioVlog 63 of384

May 11, 2021

No More Special Treatment: BioVlog 64 of 384

May 12, 2021

Triple Crown Chuck Norris: BioVlog 65 of 384

May 13, 2021

Backing Chuck Norris: BioVlog 66 of 384

May 14, 2021

Table Talk 8

May 17, 2021

The Federation: BioVlog 67 of 384

May 18, 2021

Hollywood Angel: BioVlog 68 of 384

May 19, 2021

Learning by Listening: BioVlog 69 of 384

May 20, 2021

Seeing With the Mind: BioVlog 70 of 384

May 21, 2021

No Understudy: BioVlog 71 of 384

May 24, 2021

Scrutinizing Scarne: BioVlog 72 of 384

May 25, 2021

Dealers of Death: BioVlog 73 of 384

May 26, 2021

Ripe for Fleecing: BioVlog 74 of 384

May 27, 2021

Broke my Glasses: BioVlog 75 of 384

May 28, 2021

Riskiest Move: BioVlog 76 of 384

June 1, 2021

Caught From Behind: BioVlog 77 of 384

June 2, 2021

Marrying Mary: BioVlog 78 of 384

June 3, 2021

Passive Tomfoolery: BioVlog 79 of 384

June 4, 2021

Houlihan and the Kid: BioVlog 80 of 384

June 7, 2021

Tapping Into the Neural Network: BioVlog 81 of 384

June 8, 2021