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)

Wants to Kill Me: BioVlog 164 of 384

June 21, 2021

Repeat That Demonstration: BioVlog 165 of 384

June 21, 2021

Slurping Soup: BioVlog 166 of 384

June 21, 2021

TABLE TALK 19

June 21, 2021

Hustling on the Green: BioVlog 167 of 384

June 21, 2021

Thwacking: BioVlog 168 of 384

June 21, 2021

Two Champs and a Snatch: BioVlog 169 of 384

June 22, 2021

Best-Man and Celebrities: BioVlog 170 of 384

June 22, 2021

Bride Waits – Professor Watches: BioVlog 171 of 384

June 22, 2021

Janalee Anger Vixen: BioVlog 172 of 384

June 22, 2021

Genii Magazine: BioVlog 173 of 384

June 22, 2021

Tag-Along: BioVlog 174 of 384

June 22, 2021

The Greatest Celebrities: BioVlog 175 of 384

June 22, 2021

TABLE TALK 20

June 22, 2021

Carson, Kelly, and Peck: BioVlog 176 of 384

June 22, 2021

Daredevil Stunts: BioVlog 177 of 384

June 22, 2021

Fierce Food and Other Funny-Tasting Stuff: BioVlog 178 of 384

June 25, 2021

Split Mountain: BioVlog 179 of 384

June 25, 2021

Towering Perch: BioVlog 180 of 384

June 25, 2021

Don’t Look Down: BioVlog 181 of 384

June 25, 2021

Hunting Sharks: BioVlog 182 of 384

June 25, 2021

Blind Navigator: BioVlog 183 of 384

June 28, 2021

Rope the Shark’s Tail: BioVlog 184 of 384

June 28, 2021

TABLE TALK 21

June 28, 2021

Shark Wrestling: BioVlog 185 of 384

June 28, 2021

Always Fighting One More Round: BioVlog 186 of 384

June 28, 2021

Malicious Intent: BioVlog 187 of 384

June 28, 2021

Alive With Spirit: BioVlog 188 of 384

June 28, 2021

ABC Reporter: BioVlog 189 of 384

June 28, 2021

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

June 28, 2021