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)

Opposite Directions: BioVlog 82 of 384

June 9, 2021

Diverse Exercises: BioVlog 83 of 384

June 10, 2021

Armando Lucero: BioVlog 84 of 384

June 11, 2021

Table Talk 10

June 11, 2021

Assessed By the Experts: BioVlog 85 of 384

June 11, 2021

Tightrope Walking Gopher: BioVlog 86 of 384

June 11, 2021

Road Apples: BioVlog 87 of 384

June 11, 2021

Professor Dai Vernon: BioVlog 88 of 384

June 11, 2021

Meritocracy: BioVlog 89 of 384

June 11, 2021

Sucker Salesman: BioVlog 90 of 384

June 11, 2021

I’ll Pay Double: BioVlog 91 of 384

June 11, 2021

Not one Dime: BioVlog 92 of 384

June 11, 2021

Won’t Get the Money: BioVlog 93 of 384

June 11, 2021

TABLE TALK 11

June 11, 2021

Unnatural Looking: BioVlog 94 of 384

June 11, 2021

Shadowing the Professor: BioVlog 95 of 384

June 11, 2021

Bless the verbal chidings: BioVlog 96 of 384

June 11, 2021

Fast Eddie and the Kid: BioVlog 97 of 384

June 11, 2021

Exceptionally deceptive: BioVlog 98 of 384

June 11, 2021

Not Castle Material: BioVlog 99 of 384

June 11, 2021

Can’t Shake the Crusoe curse: BioVlog 100 of 384

June 11, 2021

A Spade through Crusoe’s Heart: BioVlog 102 of 384

June 11, 2021

TABLE TALK 12

June 11, 2021

I’m finally in: BioVlog 103 of 384

June 11, 2021

Opening Night: BioVlog 104 of 384

June 11, 2021

Nerve-Wracking: BioVlog 105 of 384

June 11, 2021

First Review: BioVlog 106 of 384

June 11, 2021

To Fool or Expose: BioVlog 107 of 384

June 16, 2021

Tantalizing Thoughts of Larceny: BioVlog 108 of 384

June 16, 2021

Upping the Ante: BioVlog 109 of 384

June 16, 2021