Why Mixed Martial Arts Belongs in The Olympics

The year is 684BCE. Two young, Greek Olympians stare each other down, ready to test their skills. The event they will compete in is “Pankration” – an ancient form of Mixed Martial Arts.  The only difference between modern MMA and Pankration is the gloves. All of the rules are essentially the same. In both sports,Continue reading “Why Mixed Martial Arts Belongs in The Olympics”

The Patterson Post #17 (Part 2) – On UFC 259 – One of the Greatest Cards We’ve Ever Seen

Hello, it’s me again.  As promised, I’m back with The Patterson Post #17 – Part 2. In this part, I’m going to break down UFC 259’s main card, why it’s exciting, and give you some cool content to cast your eyes over before the fights commence.  Read time – 3 minutes  Enjoy. UFC 259 –Continue reading “The Patterson Post #17 (Part 2) – On UFC 259 – One of the Greatest Cards We’ve Ever Seen”

On President Biden, Connor McGregor’s Paths to Victory, Two Interesting Articles, a Quote and a Question – The Patterson Post #12

Hi everyone,  Welcome to the 12th installment of The Patterson Post.  This week, I’m discussing the inauguration of Joe Biden, speculating on Connor McGregor’s paths to victory, pointing out two articles worth your time, and as always, ending on a quote and a question.  Please enjoy, and leave your thoughts in the comments.  Read timeContinue reading “On President Biden, Connor McGregor’s Paths to Victory, Two Interesting Articles, a Quote and a Question – The Patterson Post #12”

Stillness, Connor Mcgregor, and Yoga for Running – The Patterson Post #11

Hello lovely people, Here is The Patterson Post #11. This week I’m sharing some wisdom from Stillness is the Key By Ryan Holiday, telling you why you should be excited for the return of Connor McGregor next weekend, suggesting a yoga practice you should give a try, and as always, leaving you with a quoteContinue reading “Stillness, Connor Mcgregor, and Yoga for Running – The Patterson Post #11”

Some Culture from Colombia, Arianna Huffington on the Tim Ferriss Podcast, and Obama’s New Book “A Promised Land” – The Patterson Post #8

Hi everyone! This week I have a Tiny Desk recommendation, a huge fight to get excited for this weekend, and some wisdom from Obama’s new book – “A Promised Land”. Estimated read time – 5 minutes Enjoy! A Tiny Desk Concert by Monsieur Periné  When COVID hit, I was half-way through a backpacking trip throughContinue reading “Some Culture from Colombia, Arianna Huffington on the Tim Ferriss Podcast, and Obama’s New Book “A Promised Land” – The Patterson Post #8″

A Philosophy on Anxiety, A Great Film on Netflix, MMA in the Olympics, a Quote and a Question – The Patterson Post #7

Hey everyone! Welcome back to the Ross Blog weekly newsletter, now called “The Patterson Post”.  I got some feedback that Friday night may not be the best time to send out the newsletter, so I’m trying Saturday morning’s for the next few weeks.  For newsletter #7, I’ve got a Netflix recommendation, an interesting angle onContinue reading “A Philosophy on Anxiety, A Great Film on Netflix, MMA in the Olympics, a Quote and a Question – The Patterson Post #7”

Tier 4 Lockdown, SpaceX and Laser Boats – Weekly Blog #5

Here’s a nifty little tool to jump to each topic! Tier 4 LockdownThe Queen’s Gambit Jon Jones – The Most Terrifying Man on the Planet?SpaceXLaser Boats and a Space Force Tier 4 Lockdown  The central belt of Scotland goes into a tier 4 lockdown today, meaning all non-essential shops, cafes, pubs and gyms will haveContinue reading “Tier 4 Lockdown, SpaceX and Laser Boats – Weekly Blog #5”

Social Media Detox, Renewables on the Increase, and Why I Love Martial Arts – Weekly Blog #4

Social Media Detox On Sunday evening, I was notified of my screen time, and subsequently deleted all social media apps from my phone. I’d spent more than 8 hours – a full work day – mindlessly scrolling through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. To be fair, it was election week, so an elevated amount of timeContinue reading “Social Media Detox, Renewables on the Increase, and Why I Love Martial Arts – Weekly Blog #4”

The US Election, My New Martial Arts Zone, and a Study on Psychedelics – Weekly Blog #3

The US Election  It looks as if Joe Biden will win the US election, becoming the 46th President of the United States.  Biden certainly wasn’t my favourite of the Democrat nominees. I thought Andrew Yang, Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard would all have made better presidents. However, I think Biden’s a good person, an experiencedContinue reading “The US Election, My New Martial Arts Zone, and a Study on Psychedelics – Weekly Blog #3”