Training with UFC Heavyweight Todd Duffee

I had the honor and great experience of training with Todd Duffee this week while he’s visiting Southern Illinois.  He’s a very friendly, down to Earth guy that is a beast on the mats.  He worked with several of my students and we all had a fun workout.

NOTE:  For anyone interested in MMA/ self-defense training, as of right now class is Saturday mornings from 8-10AM, but starting at the beginning of 2017 it will be on Friday evenings from 5:30PM till 7:30PM.  I do private lessons now on Mondays and Tuesdays but they will be moved to Wednesdays and Thursdays after the new year begins.

Thanks to the following local stores for selling my books!

There are a few local Southern Illinois stores/ businesses that I’d like to thank for selling signed copies of my first novel, “HOSHOKU- In the Apocalypse a Hero Rises”.  They are:


Forever Ready/ Survival Store

2402 Skyline Dr. Marion, IL 62959


Hill Printing

110 N Print Ave, Marion, IL 62959


Fox Comics and Games

108 E Paradise Alley, Marion, IL 62959



Castle Perilous Books & Games

207 W Main St, Carbondale, IL 62901


The Bookworm

618 E Walnut St


Book Signing & Free Self-Defense Instruction on Sunday 10/22/16 @ 2PM

Hey folks, the Forever Ready Survival/ Emergency Preparedness store in Marion Illinois is having a meeting this Sunday 10/22/16 at 2PM.  I will be doing a book signing and teaching a little self-defense from 2 to 3PM.  After that a woman who will speak who has traveled around the US to several end times prophecy conferences and she’ll share some of what she’s learned.  I’ve been to a few of their meetings and they have some pretty neat stuff shown and discussed that you probably won’t find anywhere else.  If you are available come check it out!  There are usually 30 to 50 people there who are into preparedness issues.  I hope to see you there.

Their address is:

2402 Skyline Drive, Marion, IL
Owner:  Tim Hancock618-922-9566

And here’s a link to their facebook page: