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People face threats of violence every day, ranging from large-scale terrorism to one-on-one assaults. Most people are unprepared, unequipped, and untrained to respond effectively. This weakness in the flock allows the wolves to attack with great ease and success. There are a chosen few who have the courage to place themselves in harm's way between the wolves and the flock. They are known as Sheepdogs. Tim Kennedy, combat proven Special Forces Sniper, Airborne Ranger, and Mixed Martial Arts fighter. Tim has dedicated his life to protecting others, and teaching the skills of both armed and unarmed combat to the next generation of Sheepdogs. Doctor Mike Simpson, former Special Forces Operator, Airborne Ranger, and battle-proven warrior with over three decades of military experience. Mike has made it his mission to save lives both on and off the battlefield, and to spread the ethos of what it means to be a Sheepdog. From Law enforcement officers and first responders, to Combat Veterans and Martial Arts masters, the Sheepdog Project explores every aspect of what it means to be a modern Sheepdog.
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Dec 26, 2015

Brisbane based, Richard Scott at mynd.works, combines Psychology, NLP and CBT with traditional and modern Hypnosis to deliver a more effective solution to his coaching or therapy clients. Richard's highly successful techniques are world renowned with clients spanning over 30 countries, including celebrities, world champion sports stars, members of royalty, X-factor finalists, government, special forces and everyday people from all walks of life. Richard says 'helping everyone is uniquely satisfying and that's why I love my job'.

 

Website: http://www.mynd.works

 

Ares Age Management: http://aresagemanagement.com

  

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior. As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training. As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor. Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoplonmedical

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

Dec 13, 2015

In this episode of the MIND OF THE WARRIOR podcast, doc gives his personal opinion on how to approach buying a firearm for personal protection, utilizing the METT-TC mneumonic.

 

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior. As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training. As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor. Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoplonmedical

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

Dec 5, 2015

Mark Divine is from upstate New York, where he earned a a degree in economics from Colgate University and an MBA in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business. Mark’s first career was with Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouse Coopers) as a Certified Public Accountant. Clients included luminous financial firms such as Solomon Brothers and Paine Weber.

Four years after joining Coopers, Mark left behind the corporate world to pursue his vision to become an elite Navy SEAL officer. At 26 he graduated as honor-man (#1 ranked trainee) of his SEAL BUD/s class number 170. Mark served for nine years total on Active Duty and eleven as a Reserve SEAL, retiring as Commander in 2011.

Mark embarked on his third career as an entrepreneur in 1996 by co-founding the successful Coronado Brewing Company (CBC) and founding the web e-commerce site www.NavySEALs.com. He later sold his interest in CBC, but continues to run NavySEALs.com as the leading web site for gear and information about the SEALs. In 2006 he launched US Tactical, a government contracting business where he gained contracts with Naval Special Warfare Group ONE for training support and with the Navy Recruiting Command for a nationwide mentoring program for SEAL trainees. This latter program was credited with increasing the quality of Navy SEAL candidates and reducing the attrition rate at BUD/s by up to 5% and was the inspiration for SEALFIT.

Mark was an adjunct professor of leadership at the University of San Diego, where he left a PHD program due to the Iraq war Reserve call up. In Baghdad with the SEALs again in 2004, he conducted a special study for the DOD on the role of the USMC in the Special Operations Community. Upon return home he decided to focus fully on his business and family.

Mark is an accomplished martial artist with black belts in Seido and Goju Ryu Karate, a military hand to hand combat certification in SCARS and senior ranking in Saito Nijutsu. He is teacher trained in Ashtanga Yoga, and created the innovative Unbeatable Warrior Yoga program taught to his students.
After working with thousands of special ops candidates and professionals developing mental toughness, Mark self-published his first book Unbeatable Mind in 2011 and launched the at-home study program www.unbeatablemind.com. He is also the author of The Way of the SEAL published by Readers Digest and 8 Weeks to SEALFIT published by St. Martins Press.

SEALFIT is uniquely effective at developing elite level physical fitness and mental toughness. The program has helped thousands to operate at an entirely new level in their personal and professional lives, and is used by military, first responders and sheepdog-like professionals of all stripes worldwide.

Mark is a highly sought after speaker for corporations where his Unbeatable Mind program is helping to forge mental toughness among business leaders. He lives in Encinitas, CA., several blocks from the SEALFIT Training Center, the 20,000 square foot facility where he enjoys training with his family and team.

 

Twitter: @SEALFIT & @Unbeatablelife

Web pages:

http://sealfit.com

http://unbeatablemind.com

http://navyseals.com

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UnbeatableMindAcademy/?fref=ts

https://www.facebook.com/sealfit/?fref=ts

 

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior. As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training. As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor. Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoplonmedical

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

Nov 20, 2015

Jonn Lilyea is a retired U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer. John served as a platoon sergeant (of different platoons) in Charley Co. 1/41st Infantry in the 3rd Brigade of the Second Armored Division Forward which was attached to the 1st Infantry Division during Desert Storm. Since retiring from the Army, he's taken up a new fight putting the media in its place with regards to their reporting of military news.

With an authentic voice, Jonn is a lead writer at the military-focused blog “This Ain't Hell”.

 

 

Website: http://thisainthell.us/blog/

Twitter: @ThisAintHell

 

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior. As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training. As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor. Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoplonmedical

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

Nov 12, 2015

Dr. Jim Afremow is a much sought-after mental game coach, licensed professional counselor, and the author of The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train and Thrive (Rodale, 2014). He is the founder of Good to Gold Medal, PLLC, a leading coaching and consulting practice. Though his practice is located in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Afremow provides individual and team mental training services across the globe to athletes, teams, and coaches in all sports, as well as to parents, business professionals, and all others engaged in highly demanding endeavors. He is passionate about helping others achieve peak performance and personal excellence, and reach their true potential.

For over 15 years, Dr. Afremow has assisted numerous high school, collegiate, recreational, and professional athletes. Major sports represented include MLB, NBA, WNBA, PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, NHL, and NFL. In addition, he has mentally trained several U.S. and international Olympic competitors. He served as the staff mental coach for two international Olympic teams, the Greek Olympic softball team and India’s Olympic field hockey team. From 2004 to 2013, he served as a senior staff member with Counseling Services and Sports Medicine at Arizona State University.

Dr. Afremow is a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), the American Counseling Association (ACA), and the Arizona Psychoanalytic Society (APS). He has an extensive history of professional activity, including conference presentations, corporate workshops, and publications in top journals and peer reviewed publications, including the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology and Olympic Coach Magazine. He has also served as an expert blogger on the mental side of athletics for Psychology Today.

Dr. Afremow resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Anne and their daughter Maria Paz.

 

Twitter: @goldmedalmind

Web page: http://www.goldmedalmind.net

Linked-in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-afremow-7826669

 

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior. As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training. As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor. Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoplonmedical

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

Nov 6, 2015

Tim Kennedy is an American professional mixed martial artist who currently competes in the UFC's Middleweight division. He has also formerly competed for Strikeforce, the WEC, ShoMMA, HDNet Fights, and represented the Chicago Red Bears in the IFL. He is also a Special Forces Operator with multiple combat tours as a sniper, and is one of the few fighters to simultaneously serve in the United States Army National Guard while also fighting professionally. He will appear in the upcoming film “Range 15”, as well as the History Channel Special “Hunting Hitler”

 

Twitter: @TimKennedyMMA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TimKennedyMMA/

Web page: http://timkennedymma.com

Ranger Up: http://www.rangerup.com

Range 15: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/range-15-movie#/

 

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior. As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training. As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor. Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoplonmedical

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

Oct 30, 2015

Robin Black is a Mixed Martial Arts color commentator and fight analyst on The Fight Network. He co-hosts “5 Rounds Today” with John Ramdeen and is also well known as the front man for the glam rock band “Robin Black and The Intergalactic Rock Stars”. Robin’s desire to better understand MMA runs so deep that he launched his own MMA career and has entered the cage 9 times in MMA competition.

 

Twitter: @robinblackMMA

Fight Network Website: http://fightnetwork.com

Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFightNetwork

 

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior. As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training. As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor. Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoplonmedical

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

Oct 20, 2015

Dr. John Neidecker was born and raised in New York on Long Island. He has wanted to be a physician from his earliest recollection. He was an athlete and his own experience with injuries led him to pursue a career in Sports Medicine. Knowing this, he decided to obtain his undergraduate degree and certification in athletic training from High Point University. After college he then worked for one year as a certified athletic trainer at South Side High School on Long Island. He then went on to go to medical school in south New Jersey at Rowan University, School of Osteopathic Medicine. He then remained there to complete his residency in family practice and served as chief resident. After residency, he went on to his fellowship at the world famous Cleveland Clinic, working with the Cleveland Indians, Lake Erie Crushers and Oberlin College.

After his medical training was complete, Dr. Neidecker went back to south New Jersey to work at the Cooper Bone & Joint Institute where he served as team physician for Rutgers- Camden University, Rowan University and the Philadelphia Wings. (Professional Indoor Lacrosse)

One of Dr. Neidecker’s passions is ringside medicine. He is on the board of directors for the Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP), an international non-profit organization, dedicated to health and protection of boxers and mixed martial artists. He serves as the ARP certification committee chair, enabling physicians to become certified in ringside medicine in collaboration with the American College of Sports Medicine.

 

Website: http://www.orthonc.com

Twitter: @DrJohnNeidecker

Association of Ringside Physicians: http://www.ringsidearp.org

 

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior. As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training. As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor. Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoplonmedical

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

 

 

Oct 12, 2015

Terry Schappert is a Green Beret, TV personality  and professional actor, most recently featured on the popular survival game series  Dude, You're Screwed, (Survive That outside the U.S.)

You may also know him as that 'crazy military guy' who jumped head first into shark infested waters for his own one hour special Shark Attack Survival Guide, for Discovery Channel's infamous Shark Week. 

And last, in his most well known and favorite project to date, as the fearless host of History Channel’s internationally broadcast series WARRIORS with Terry Schappert.  In the 11-part series, Schappert traveled the globe experiencing the training, rituals and weapons of history’s most iconic warrior cultures.  Warriors still airs on Military History Channel in the U.S. and abroad.

Master Sergeant Schappert is currently leading an A team in the U.S. Army Special Forces.  He is an expert on small arms, demolition, conventional & unconventional military tactics and combat medicine.  Schappert started his military career 27 years ago with the 82nd Airborne Division.  While assigned to a recon squad, he completed Ranger School and after serving in the Persian Gulf War, Schappert moved on to his ultimate challenge, becoming a Green Beret.  

Since graduating the Special Forces Qualification Course, Schappert has been deployed on training and combat missions all over the world, including in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  In addition to his military credentials; Terry is a licensed paramedic, scuba certified, speaks several languages, has extensive martial arts training and a degree in anthropology. 

When not appearing as a regular guest on FNC's cult favorite Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, he was last seen on TV as part of Outdoor Channel's "adrenaline-fueled reality series" Elite Tactical Unit (ETU), featuring a "fierce competition between active-duty S.W.A.T. officers."  During the 2013 series, Schappert leads one of two teams of elite SWAT operators chosen from around the nation to compete against each other in real-world type missions to see who is the last man standing.  

Website: http://www.terryschappert.com

Twitter: @terryschappert

Concerned Veterans for America: http://cv4a.org

Horses for Heroes: http://www.horsesforheroes.org

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior. As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training. As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor. Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoplonmedical

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

 

Oct 5, 2015

Tommy Toe Hold is an animated cartoon that illustrates the more humorous aspects of Mixed Martial Arts. UFC President Dan White is a vocal fan of TTHS, as well as being the frequent focus of his parodies. Tommy sits down with Doc to talk about his background and what inspires him.

 

Website: http://www.ttths.com

Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TommyToeHold

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TommyToeHold

Twitter: @TommyToeHold

Bushido Talk Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bushido-talk-podcast/id978140323?mt=2

 

Colton Smith is an active duty Sergeant First Class in the United States Army, he is currently assigned as an instructor in Modern Army Combatives (MACP) at Fort Hood Texas. He has deployed multiple times as an infantryman, and is among the few soldiers who has earned both the Ranger and Sapper tabs. He was the winner of season 16 of The Ultimate Fighter(TUF), and is currently signed by the World Series of Fighting(WSOF) as a welterweight. In addition to his full-time career as a soldier, and status as a professional MMA fighter, Colton also markets a line of fight clothing under the Enlisted Nine brand.

 

Twitter: @ColtonSmithMMA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TEAMGOFAKMMA?fref=ts

Enlisted Nine: http://enlistednine.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Enlisted-Nine-Fight-Company/512537512122083?fref=ts

Grunt Style: http://www.gruntstyle.com

Onnit: https://www.onnit.com

So Natural Organic: http://www.sonaturalmarket.com

Title Boxing: http://www.titleboxing.com

WSOF: http://www.wsof.com

 

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior. As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training. As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor. Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoplonmedical

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

Association of Ringside Physicians: http://ringsidearp.org

 

 

Sep 28, 2015

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Ben Harrow grew up in Great Neck, Long Island. He attended the United States Military Academy, where he was a 4-year letterman on the Lacrosse team that made NCAA appearances 2003,2004, 2005. His senior year he was awarded the “Unsung Hero” Award. He commissioned as 2LT in the Infantry, attended Airborne School, Infantry Officer Basic Course, and Ranger School. Was an Infantry Platoon leader with 1st CAV division, and deployed to Iraq for 15 months with his platoon. Upon return from Iraq he immediately attended Special Forces Assessment and Selection, was selected and began the Special Forces Qualification Course. In 2010 CPT Ben Harrow earned the coveted “green beret” and Special Forces tab. He was a Special Forces Detachment Commander, and led two separate Operational Detachment Alphas on deployments to Afghanistan supporting Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan. On 15May2012 CPT Harrow stepped an IED resulting in the amputation of both legs above the knee, two fingers on his right hand, as well as other injuries. He resides with his wife, and two children in Bethesda, MD where he is finishing up his recovery and medically retiring. CPT Harrow was awarded three bronze stars, a purple heart, amongst other awards and accommodations.

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BenHarrowT1

The Triumph Games: http://2015triumphgames.com

USSOCOM Care Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/sofcarecoalition

Green Beret Foundation: http://www.greenberetfoundation.org

Mission 22: http://www.mission22.com

 

Do not forget to come out and support this great event if you are in Central Texas!

Tim Kennedy Charity Workout, Onnit Academy. Saturday, October 3rd, 10am.

4401 Freidrich Lane, #301

Austin, Texas 78744

https://www.facebook.com/events/867311070032696/

 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/DeFranco's+Gym+at+The+Onnit+Academy/@30.206499,-97.747196,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8644b37dfe72837f:0x16dc71b8afcf1d36

 

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior. As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training. As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor. Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoplonmedical

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

Sep 22, 2015

Robin Black is a Mixed Martial Arts color commentator and fight analyst on The Fight Network. He co-hosts “5 Rounds Today” with John Ramdeen and is also well known as the front man for the glam rock band “Robin Black and The Intergalactic Rock Stars”. Robin’s desire to better understand MMA runs so deep that he launched his own MMA career and has entered the cage 9 times in MMA competition.

 

Twitter: @robinblackMMA

Fight Network Website: http://fightnetwork.com

Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFightNetwork

 

Do not forget to come out and support this great event if you are in Central Texas!

Tim Kennedy Charity Workout, Onnit Academy. Saturday, October 3rd, 10am.

4401 Freidrich Lane, #301

Austin, Texas 78744

https://www.google.com/maps/place/DeFranco's+Gym+at+The+Onnit+Academy/@30.206499,-97.747196,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8644b37dfe72837f:0x16dc71b8afcf1d36

 

 

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior. As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training. As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor. Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoplonmedical

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

Sep 16, 2015

Retired Staff Sergeant Bobby Dove, of Gloucester, VA, served as a Green Beret in the US Army Special Forces. On June 9, 2012, SSG(R) Dove was injured by an IED while driving a dirt bike on combat patrol in Afghanistan, resulting in amputations of his dominate hand and leg, as well as many other life threatening injuries. Dove’s immediate determination to overcome all obstacles was evident from day one of his recovery. He asked his father-in-law’s permission to marry his girlfriend the day he awoke in the ICU, and the two married in October 2013, and welcome their son, Wyatt Alexander, in October 2014. Through his dedication and hard work he returned to duty 7 months after his injury and deployed again on a non-combat deployment only 12 months post injury. Since medically retiring in 2014, Dove has been actively involved with nonprofit organizations that strive to help wounded service members return to the outdoors. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Special Operations Wounded Warriors, and is a Team 43 Sports Warrior. He is one of few that have vowed to continue to succeed and take his life and recovery into his own hands. He plans to use his business, Hooligan Charters, to promote community involvement and assist other service members in need along with his great friend and co-owner Cliff Beard.

 

Website: http://www.hooligancharters.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hooligan-Charters-1566596190270942/timeline/

Special Operations Wounded Warriors: http://sowwcharity.com

 

Tim Kennedy Charity Workout, Onnit Academy. Saturday, October 3rd, 10am.

4401 Freidrich Lane, #301

Austin, Texas 78744

https://www.google.com/maps/place/DeFranco's+Gym+at+The+Onnit+Academy/@30.206499,-97.747196,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8644b37dfe72837f:0x16dc71b8afcf1d36

 

 

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior.  As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training.  As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor.  Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoplonmedical

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

Sep 7, 2015

Colton Smith is an active duty Sergeant First Class in the United States Army, he is currently assigned as an instructor in Modern Army Combatives (MACP) at Fort Hood Texas. He has deployed multiple times as an infantryman, and is among the few soldiers who has earned both the Ranger and Sapper tabs. He was the winner of season 16 of The Ultimate Fighter(TUF), and is currently signed by the World Series of Fighting(WSOF) as a welterweight. In addition to his full-time career as a soldier, and status as a professional MMA fighter, Colton also markets a line of fight clothing under the Enlisted Nine brand.

 

Twitter: @ColtonSmithMMA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TEAMGOFAKMMA?fref=ts

Enlisted Nine: http://enlistednine.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Enlisted-Nine-Fight-Company/512537512122083?fref=ts

Grunt Style: http://www.gruntstyle.com

 

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior.  As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training.  As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor.  Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoplonmedical

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

Sep 1, 2015

Chael Sonnen is a UFC veteran who fought as both a middleweight and light heavyweight. He was also a coach on The Ultimate Fighter 17: Jones vs Sonnen, and The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3: Sonnen vs Silva. During his time with the UFC, he also became a highly regarded sports commentator currently working for ESPN. He is the author of: “The Voice of Reason: A VIP Pass to Enlightenment”. Since leaving the UFC, he has gone on to host his own podcast: “You’re Welcome” on Podcast One. Having started out as a wrestler, and as a long-time pro-wrestling fan, he now works with the newly formed Global Force Wrestling promotion. He also markets his own clothing line under his label: BAD GUY INC.

 

Twitter: @sonnench

Chael’s book: http://www.amazon.com/Voice-Reason-V-I-P-Pass-Enlightenment/dp/1936608545/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1440964480&sr=1-1&keywords=chael+sonnen

BAD GUY INC. clothing: http://badguyinc.com

Podcast: http://podcastone.com/chaelsonnen

Global Force Wrestling: http://globalforcewrestling.com

https://www.facebook.com/gfwwrestling

 

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior.  As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training.  As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor.  Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hoplonmedical

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

Aug 18, 2015

Anthony Birchak is a professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the UFC bantamweight division. He is 14-2 in a professional career that spans 6 years.  Prior to competing in mixed martial arts, he was an NCAA division II wrestler.  He joins the Mind Of The Warrior to discuss the proposed ban on IV fluids by the UFC and the United States Anti-Doping Association (USADA).

 

The USADA IV fluid ban, set to go into effect in the UFC in October, would prohibit fighter from receiving more than 50ml if intravenous fluid. The purpose for the ban, how it is to be implemented, and how it will affect fighter safety, has been the subject of much recent debate.

 

Anthony Birchak:

Twitter and Instagram: @abirchakMMA 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnthonyBirchak

 

Luta Elite Sports Management: http://lutaelitemma.com

Twitter: @LutaElitemma

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LutaEliteMma

 

 

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior.  As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training.  As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor.  Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

Aug 11, 2015

Bob Mayer is a West Point Graduate, Former Green Beret, CEO of Cool Gus Publishing and a NY Times Bestselling Author. He has had over 50 books published, and has sold over four million copies.  He is greatly in demand as a leadership speaker and consultant for his Who Dares Wins: The Green Beret Way concept. He is also the Co-Creator of Cool Gus Publishing, which does both eBooks and Print On Demand.

Bob grew up in the Bronx. After high school, he entered West Point where he learned about the history of our military and our country. During his four years at the Academy and later in the Infantry, Mayer questioned the idea of "mission over men." When he volunteered and passed selection for the Special Forces as a Green Beret, he felt more at ease where the men were more important than the mission.

Mayer's obsession with mythology and his vast knowledge of the military and Special Forces, mixed with his strong desire to learn from history, is the foundation for his science fiction series Atlantis, Area 51 and Psychic Warrior. His unique background in the Special Forces gives the reader a sense of authenticity and creates a reality that makes the reader wonder where fact ends and fiction begins.

Bob has presented for over a thousand organizations both in the United States and internationally, including keynote presentations, all day workshops, and multi-day seminars. He has taught organizations ranging from writers, to law enforcement and even Fortune-500 companies.

Websites:

http://coolgus.com/

http://www.bobmayer.org/

Bob’s books on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_9?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=bob+mayer&sprefix=bob+mayer%2Caps%2C217

 

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior.  As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training.  As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor.  Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

Aug 4, 2015

Doc interviews Central Texas MMA promoter Nael Chavez of Belts of Honorius to tell his story and talk about the upcoming fights on August 8th.

Nael Chavez was born and raised in Mexico. As a child he experienced many tragic challenges, at the age of 12 he was homeless & undocumented in the US. His story is one of Courage and Tenacity. He is a Husband, Parent, Youth at Risk Expert, Public Speaker, Author, Army Veteran, Reverend Methodist Church SC (former), Athlete, Fighter, Coach, Founder of Enlightened Warriors youth at risk program, Founder of United Kidney Advocates, Judge for many youth events, was a candidate for At-large Position 9 on the Austin School Board in Texas, Licensed Promoter with the state of Texas, Foster parent with the State of Texas, Missionary Liaison for children in the ending stage and Grief Counselor in Mexico, Response and Recovery volunteer for disaster zones. In 1994 during the Zapatista Uprising, he got to meet his best friend and wife of now 20 years.

 

Webpage: http://www.naelchavez.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coachnaelchavez

Enlightened Warriors: http://www.enlightenedwarriors.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EnlightenedWarriors

BOH Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmateurMmabeltsOfHonoriousEnlightenedWarriors

BOH Twitter: @Belts_Honorius

Austin Roller Rink: http://www.austinrollerrink.com

 

 

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior.  As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training.  As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor.  Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

 

Jul 30, 2015

In this episode, Doc interviews Mark Tullius, the author of 25 Perfect Days, which was named one of IndieReader's Best Indie Books for 2013. An Ivy League graduate, Mark lists Chuck Palahniuk and Stephen King as the authors who most influence his own writing. In addition to his novels and dozens of short stories, Mark also has a blog which addresses a wide range of topics including mental health, fitness, parenting, and social issues.

Mark's passion for martial arts once had him competing in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Eight years after head injuries sidelined his training, Mark launched a project called Unlocking the Cage, a sociological study of why fighters are drawn to the sport of MMA, and why, despite actual and potential injuries, they continue to climb into the cage. Mark has traveled to 24 states, visited over 120 gyms, and interviewed 400 fighters and coaches from very diverse backgrounds. UTC is due to be released early 2016.

Webpage: http://marktullius.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMarkTullius

Twitter: @MarkTullius1

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=mark+tullius

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior.  As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training.  As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor.  Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

 

Jul 21, 2015

Doc Simpson interviews Sergeant Major (Retired) Kelly Venden, a renowned former Delta Force Operator. SGM Venden has 30 + years of continuous active service to the United States, combining experience gained while serving as an Army Ranger, Special Forces (18C) Engineer, and Counter Terrorist specialist with the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – DELTA.  He has served in virtually every military conflict from Grenada to the Global War on Terror, as both active military and as a civilian working with Federal Law Enforcement, and US Special Operations Forces.  He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Criterion Tactical in San Antonio Texas, instructing US Military, Law Enforcement, and civilians in weapons and tactics.  SGM Venden embodies the warrior ethos, and shares his vast military experience, to include his direct involvement in one of the most daring hostage rescue operations in US military history.

 

Website: http://www.criteriontactical.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CriterionTacctical

About Operation “Acid Gambit”: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Acid_Gambit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSyFuLokgKE

 

 

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior.  As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training.  As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor.  Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

Jul 5, 2015

In this episode, Doc Simpson interviews cast members from the upcoming film FIGHT VALLEY. The film tells the story of Windsor Coro and her quest to avenge the death of her sister, set againt the backdrop of a female underground fight circuit. The film is the brainchild of writer/director Rob Hawke, and features such notable female mixed martial artists as Miesha Tate, Cris Cyborg, and Holly Holm.

Doc interviews Kari J Kramer, Serena DeJesus, and Erin O'Brien. Also features in this episode, music from the band Cloud Hex, which is featured in the film.

Fight Valley:

http://www.fightvalley.com

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4280822/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt

@moviemakerforlife

Kari J Kramer:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2845159/?ref_=tt_cl_t3

@kari_1229

Serena DeJesus:

http://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/87466-serena-dejesus

@SerenaSoutpaw

Erin O'Brien:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3867285/?ref_=tt_cl_t1

@obrienerin11

Cloud Hex:

http://cloudhex.net

@CloudHex1

 Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior.  As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training.  As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor.  Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

 

 

Jul 1, 2015

Doc Simpson interviews fitness and nutrition expert, and author of the book: “The Program:Personal Evolution (A Scientific Approach to Rapid Body Recomposition)” Doctor Drew Winge. Doctor Winge shares his thoughts on nutrition, training, and healthcare. Together, they discuss the advantages of his program as they apply to the modern warrior.

Andrew Winge, MD, graduated from the University of Oregon with a BS in Exercise and Movement Science. He obtained his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University in 2000 and is board certified in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine and a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. Dr. Winge spent 17 years in the US Air Force practicing both Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He currently works full-time as an emergency room physician while also coaching, lecturing, and teaching about nutrition and high-intensity exercise.

Dr. Winge’s book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Program-Personal-Evolution-Scientific-Recomposition/dp/0615716644/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435264492&sr=8-1&keywords=the+program%3Apersonal+evolution

Dr. Winge’s professional facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheProgramPersonalEvolution

 

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior.  As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training.  As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor.  Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

 

Jul 1, 2015

In this introductory episode, Doc Simpson talks about his military experience and how he came to think like a warrior. Doc explores the similarities in Special Forces Operators, professional athletes such as MMA fighters, and successful business leaders such as Mark Cuban and Steve Jobs.  He also outlines his vision for the Mind Of The Warrior podcast.

Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior.  As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training.  As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor.  Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.

Website: http://www.hoplonmedical.com

Email: hoplonmedical@gmail.com

Twitter: @MMA_Doctor

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