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…

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