So, my head is thumping today.

I’m on day 3 of no sugar.

I’ve done a no sugar program before to lose weight but this time I’m doing it for a totally different reason.

A few times a year I put in some very difficult practices and measures to keep myself sharp and disciplined.  And not eating any sugar allows me to give up some things that I enjoy and to harden my resolve and person as I get locked in for the 4th quarter of the year.

The months of October, November and December are the “killer months” for most people because they are the months where we make the most excuses and live very loosely.  We make excuses about the candy during Halloween, about the food during Thanksgiving and about the amount of money we spend in December on Christmas and the Holidays. And although it is nice to splurge, and I DO BELIEVE in having a good time. You must also initiate some balance in your life. So if you are going to live it up, then you have to create some room to live it up by way of discipline.

One of the most important things that I learned when I was training and competing for the Olympics in 2004 was that the course of being disciplined requires for you to be a disciple.

Meaning, you have to study the thing that you are doing.  When it comes to doing a no sugar diet, I study. I study the effects of sugar, I watch documentaries on sugar (sometimes the same one over and over again), I read articles on Google scholar about insulin resistance with respect to aging and I fully immerse myself in what it is that I’m doing.

I become a disciple.

I study in order to “show myself approved.”

And the one thing that really helped me become a good judo player and a decent coach is my ability to study the details. Recently I was talking to a client of my, Jordan Burton, and he was going on and on about how he was up at night watching film and studying the grip fighting sequences of his opponents and himself and he revisited my product The High Level Basics of Grip Fighting and said…. “Dr. Rhadi, they were just running the basic gripping sequence on me. I’m going to go back and practice that sequence again.”

I was encouraged to know that this National Judo champion and Masters World Champion in Brazilian Jiujitsu understood the value of revisiting the basic systems that make everything else in work and that is the same in life.

Improving your discipline will improve your life.

And in harmony with that, Improving your grip fighting skill will improve your judo. So, if you are ready to increase your discipline, increase your grip fighting and increase your study habits then head on over to and “Unlock Your Judo Game By Learning The Most Important Judo Skill Ever From An Olympian, World-Class Judo Player, And The Man Who Is Known As The Best Grip Fighting Instructor In The World.”

In closing…..

Love your friends and your family hard.

Love with intensity.

Repair any relationships that need to be repaired.

Mend the fences that need to be mended and ….

Take care and have a wonderful day,

Rhadi Ferguson

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