The Secret Sauce to Success!
by: Michelle Clark
Hello Team Fury, Myles “Fury” Jury supporters and everyone else reading this article! I am the Head Coach at CrossFit Merle Hay in Des Moines, IA. As a friend of Myles Jury and his manager, I am humbled to be a part of the blog series that has been an inspiration and encouragement to me for the past few months.
Reflecting on how I’ve arrived to the point I’m at today, the blueprint for success varies, and success itself looks different based on each individual’s goals. I will share a few things that have worked for me, with the hopes that one or more will encourage you to continue to strive for your version of success.
Three rounds in the Sport of Life
by: Ross O’Donnell
I have had the pleasure of working with Myles for the past three years and I am continually impressed with his growth as a fighter and as a person so I am honored to be asked to contribute to his blog.
Most fight bouts are structured in three rounds and measure the fighter’s aggression, striking, grappling and cage control. The task for a coach is to assess the rounds and offer advice to help his fighter adjust and compete to his maximum capabilities. Since 99.9% of the population will never get in an actual MMA match in a cage, that doesn’t preclude you from self-coaching your own three rounds.
- Round One
You Don’t Need to be the Biggest, Fastest or Strongest
by: Devon Teeple
I have never been the biggest, fastest or strongest. I most definitely know that, but you don’t have to tell me.
There were always athletes that were better than me on the field, but my dad always told me “never walk off the field, hustle all the time. You never know who’s watching”. Isn’t that the truth.
Handling Your Money as an MMA Fighter
by: Myles “Fury” Jury
The other night I was watching a series on ESPN called 30 for 30 entitled “Broke.” This was an eye opening and a learning experience to say the least. The basic theme behind the show was how so many professional athletes end up in financial hardships after they leave the sport. A staggering 60% of NBA players will face bankruptcy or serious financial stress within 5 years of leaving the game and a whopping 78% of NFL players face the same results within two years! The Immediate questions that came to my mind were: How did these players blow millions of dollars? How do I not make the same mistakes these players did?
Inspiring Fighters Plan to being on UFC’s roster
by Myles “Fury” Jury
Back in 2002, I remember training tae kwon do at a small gym in Holly, MI. After class one day, there was a group of students talking about Tito Ortiz and Ken Shamrock at UFC 40. It sparked my interest because of the excitement that the students had when talking about the event. So going home I researched the fight and ordered the DVD. Little did I know this DVD would change my life forever. I watched that fight between Tito Oritz and Ken Shamrock probably 100 times and was blown away because of the rivalry that against each other. The UFC entrances were awesome with big screens, fireworks and great music. On top of that, the fight was awesome! I knew right then, I wanted to fight one day in the UFC! Now fighting in the UFC is no easy road, there is lots of bumps, bruises and set backs that one must go through before fighting in what is called “The Super Bowl of Mixed Martial Arts.” After a fighter trains long enough and getting their career going, there’s four solid routes to getting signed as a fighter for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Lets take a look at each path… Continue reading
An Insiders Guide
by Chuck Grace
If there’s one consistent theme that runs through the Team Fury Blog it is that anything worth having won’t come easy, but if you’re willing to put in the work great things can happen.
It makes no difference who you are or what you seek to accomplish, should you be a Myles Jury putting yourself through the daily grind required to become one of the elite mixed martial artists on the planet, a stay at home mother seeking to start a business from her kitchen, or some knucklehead who wants to start a website dedicated to covering the sport of MMA nothing will just fall into your lap. You have to be willing to put in the work and make your opportunities. Continue reading
The Three P’s
by Myles Jury
When I was a young kid growing up in Michigan with the summers off from school, I remember having nothing to do but have fun! Those were the best days, because I didn’t have a care in the world and was too young to know what the word “worry” meant. Summer days are like a party; playing basketball, swimming at the lake, jumping on a trampoline for hours and hanging out at friend’s house.
THE SUCCESS FORMULA: Motivation
By: Todd Patterson
As an MMA coach and trainer, I have had the opportunity and privilege of working with Myles “Fury” Jury for the past three years. I first met him when I was invited to a MMA seminar at Coach Ross O’ Donnell’s club in Canada. It was that very seminar that changed my life and the life of my club. Owning my own club and focusing on my students had led me to lose the most important thing in martial arts, which is MOTIVATION.
The daily grind of training and running a school left me feeling drained and overwhelmed at times. It just seemed that I had hit a plateau in my own training and in my business. It was then that Myles introduced me to his program and team “Jury Jiu-Jitsu.” Myles was different than any other coach I had worked with. He wasn’t just about the skills and drills, but had the mental advantage over the competition. He had the one thing I was lacking; MOTIVATION. Myles and I spend as much time discussing how to stay motivated and how to keep evolving as we do about MMA. Myles said something that has stuck with me and changed me, leading to the biggest boom and growth I have seen since I opened my gym in 2009. Myles said, “If you want your gym to be successful, you need to be a student first and let your students see your success. Your success and the results they see, are going to be what motivates them.” It couldn’t be more true. Three years later after just starting as a beginner in Jury Jiu-Jitsu: I am back down to my original weight when I opened the gym (Lost 30 pounds), I have doubled the size of our adult program, and I competed in my first Jiu-Jitsu tournament (Becoming the new New York State Heavyweight Champion)! The help of Myles has transformed not only my life, but the life of my gym so I am going to share what I believe is THE SUCCESS FORMULA:
The Memorial Day Fighting Spirit
by: Myles Jury
In honor of “Memorial Day,” I wanted to write a special blog dedicated to all of the men and women in the US Military that laid down their lives, and to the “fighting spirit” that lies in all of us.
As a UFC fighter and having a career that requires me to fight in an octagon cage for a living, rarely can I say someone else’s job is tougher or more dangerous than mine. But, there is one that makes my job description seem like nothing more than a light workout. That career is the US Military, which has the toughest men and women in the world. These Americans risk their lives and/or lost their lives on the battlefield. There is nothing nice or easy about the military and it takes a certain individual to be able to withstand the training and responsibilities of going to war. I have had the pleasure to meet and spend time with some servicemen who have fought for our country longer than my 26 years of life. Some of the most honorable people I have ever come across, served in some form of military service. One thing that stands out to me about them, is how big of a “fighting spirit” they have. What is a fighting spirit you might ask? It’s the ability to keep going, pushing forward and fighting through the hard times. Continue reading