Balancing the Light and Dark

A recent email from Ivan Throne got me thinking about how men must balance our personalities in order to be a complete man.  If you are not signed up for Ivan’s email newsletters, you’re missing out, but I digress.

If memory serves, he was speaking about his training in Ninjutsu and how his instructor was teaching him about keeping one foot in the light and the other in the dark.

But what does this mean?

How does this apply to our everyday lives? Continue reading “Balancing the Light and Dark”

The 3 Rules of Cobra Kai

We’re going to have a little fun today while also discussing some important life principles from an unlikely source, the Cobra Kai series on YouTube Red.  Now admittedly, I have not seen the entire series yet, only the first few episodes that they have up for free.  From what I’ve watched, however, it is definitely a series that I intend on finishing.  Let’s go over a brief recap of the first few episodes before getting to Cobra Kai’s 3 rules for their dojo and why they are so relevant for every man out there. Continue reading “The 3 Rules of Cobra Kai”

Open Thread: Site Maintenance, Announcements, Etc.

Happy Friday Gentlemen,

We were going to have a special post for you today, but some scheduling conflicts came up with J.Nyx so we’re postponing that article until next Friday.  Be sure to stay tuned as it will be a fun and interesting little project we’re going to be working on. Continue reading “Open Thread: Site Maintenance, Announcements, Etc.”

Response to “How to be a Happy Husband: Advice to a 15-Year-Old Son”

So the other day, one of our regular shitposters commenters, Thales, linked an article of a man giving advice to his 15 year old son on women and how to be a happy husband.  After reading through some of the tips and pointers, I knew we needed to look into this more.

Today we’re going to have a little fun and point out what this dude gets right and what he gets horribly, HORRIBLY wrong.  Continue reading “Response to “How to be a Happy Husband: Advice to a 15-Year-Old Son””

Another Morning Boost To Your Coffee

Today I’m going to follow up J.Nyx’s post from yesterday with a little trick that I learned from Mark’s Daily Apple for adding some powerful nutrition to your coffee without altering the flavor much.

This trick is to simply add an egg to your coffee.

Now I know what you’re thinking because I had the exact same thought when I first read it.  “Add an egg to my coffee?  Nasty!”

The truth of the matter, however, is that adding egg to your coffee has a similar effect that adding creamer would.  Continue reading “Another Morning Boost To Your Coffee”

How To Improve Your Sparring

It’s been a while since I’ve written a martial arts post and think it’s about time to cover some more important concepts.  In this article, we’re going to cover three concepts that tie together to improve your overall skill.  These are useful in sparring, but are also principles that equally applicable for self-defense.

This concept is based on a pyramid where you must gain a solid foundation on the existing level before progressing to the next level.  Those three levels, in order, are Coordination, Application, and Flow.   Continue reading “How To Improve Your Sparring”

The Red Pill Rift

The Red Pill community has been experiencing some growing pains as of late, with most of the discourse being on social media between Red Pill advocates, those who have abandoned the Red Pill, and those who never identified as Red Pilled, but shared many common principles and ideals.  I am going to start taking to calling this situation as the Red Pill Rift and attempt to diagnose why it is occurring and if this means the end of the Red Pill. Continue reading “The Red Pill Rift”

The Fear of…Success?

Hello men.  Got a random musing for today.  Feel free to interject your own thoughts or tell me where I’m wrong.

The Red Pill community often talks about finances and becoming entrepreneurs, but what percentage of men in this community are actually out there creating their own businesses?

How many men in our community, or in the general population for that matter, doing something great with their lives?  I would hazard a guess and say far fewer than the number simply grinding away at their 9 to 5 until retirement.  Continue reading “The Fear of…Success?”

A Routine That’s Right For You

I’ve seen many, MANY of these cookie-cutter routines that people put out on their sites.  They promise super-duper productivity, enhanced mood and cognition, and easier work days.  What they fail to mention, however, is one key problem…

They’re totally unrealistic for the average Joe. 

Let me give you an example of what one of these morning routines.  This isn’t an EXACT routine, but it’s close enough that you’ll get the gist. Continue reading “A Routine That’s Right For You”