Showing posts from May, 2013

Warrior Podcast with Craig Gray

  Recently I was asked by Jon Haas of Warrior Fitness to be interviewed on his Warrior Podcast. So, we connected the other day and recorded the segment. Check it out: I hope you enjoy the segment. All the best, ~Craig Info on Jon Haas:    Jon Haas is the owner and head trainer at Warrior Fitness Gym in Hainesport, NJ where he coaches men, women, and children in achieving high levels of fitness and mental toughness.  He is a certified Underground Strength Coach and founder of Warrior Fitness Training Systems.  He is a lifelong martial artist with over 30 years of experience and is currently ranked as a 9 th dan black belt in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu.  Jon is the author of the book, Warrior Fitness: Conditioning for Martial Arts , as well as 4 other fitness related e-books.  Jon maintains a very active blog on health, fitness, strength & conditioning, and martial arts over at www.

Those Commie Bastards

Growing up in the 70's and 80's was a fun and interesting time for a young man such as myself. Those times were heavily shaped by the Cold War and Post Vietnam. The theaters were full of post Vietnam movies like Sly's Rambo, Norris in Missing in Action (I - II  & III),  Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, Oliver Stones Platoon and of course who could forget Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket. Post Nam hero's and plot lines also ran rampant on the TV as well with shows like Magnum P.I. (one of my personal favorites), The A-Team, Rip Tide etc.  Along with the Nam Vet theme were also the anti-communist or more to the point, the anti Russian (U.S.S.R.) sentiment. This perspective was built out of decades of fear from the Cold War. This media also filled our bookstores, TV broadcasts and of course our theaters. James Bond 007, Red Dawn and Rocky IV, War Games, Hunt for Red October, Firefox, Top Gun, etc. etc. typically pitted the good ole' USA against