PADDLE BOATS at The Malibu Cafe – FMV422

Fireball Malibu Vlog 422 heads to The Malibu Cafe for some Family Paddleboating, plus Fireball shares some history. SHARE Today’s Vlog!


Fireball ALEXA kicks it into gear @ Dawn Barnes… @dbkaratekids #chucknorris #karate #martialarts


My niece Alexa is keeping the tradition in our family by now taking on Martial Arts. She’s only 4 and that’s pretty much when I started. (See below) Not only is she tackling a confidence builder, she actually just won her first tournament as a white belt! Not bad for a Fireball Squirt!

Look at that face. You won’t want to be messing with that smile…

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One more step CLOSER…

Yea, it was a good test for all. (Kathie and I in the Center) Some passed, some didn’t, but the true challenge is what do you do next? If you pass or succeed at something, it brings a new hurdle to overcome. Such is life, eh? If you fail, then do you give up and go home? No.

The biggest challenge in all our lives is to not take the easy road and step up. If we end up screwing things up, it’s how we deal with it that counts. So, Kathie and I studied very hard and did well enough this weekend to pass to our next level in our new Martial Arts School. I’m always weary of schools where you pay your dough to test and they ALWAYS pass you. But in this school, several people didn’t pass, including a dood going for his black belt! Ouch. The look on his face when he knew it was over was painful.

What could be easier then to fail at something then pack it in? The easy road. Stick your tail between your legs and wave goodbye. So lame. Anyone can do that. …Those that succeed take the hits and keep getting up until they overcome the obstacle. Whatever it is. The hardest thing that a human being has to do is believe. Really believe without any doubt or fear.

Only then will you succeed. It’s all about thinking in a way that gives no room for failure. Case in point, that jalopy you have in your garage. Stop wasting time and build it. Get it DONE. Then send me a photo of it so that I can appreciate it.

To celebrate, we took my Dad to The Grove in Hollywood to see “The Day The Earth Stood Still.” Review coming on Episode 16 of The Hollywood Car Show, but let’s just say it was… um, flat. But we had great Pasta, so that was successful. Who’s havin’ a good holiday??? You??


About 3 months ago I joined a new Martial Arts School headed by Master Simon Rhee. An extraordinary teacher. I was humbly placed as a mid-level blue belt along with my wife, Kathie, so we could start fresh. We both have gotten our black belts in other styles, but wanted to try something new and exciting. And this was it…

It’s important to shake things up every now and then. Actually, the more often the better. If you’re not uncomfortable, you’re not growing. So, tomorrow, Kathie and I are testing for out next rank. Blue/1 Stripe. There will be about a hundred people there including other students testing. Very exciting.

Remember the song “Shake It Up,” by The Cars? They were’nt talking about salt and pepper. Get your ass out there and make things happen. Don’t be one of those that watches other people do stuff. Post here and tell me what you’ve done recently that made you uncomfortable and made you grow. Share it so that others can be inspired, including me.



Coming April 1st. Join me on a unique journey…

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Hey, I got an idea…


I have to say, my job is really fun. Coming up with new ideas can be rewarding and challenging. And, it happens whether I like it or not! It’s like my brain is constantly searching for new things to do on its own.

So, I either have to fight it, or go along for the ride. And going along for the ride is a lot more fun. It brings opportunity, excitement, adventure and challenge. And the month of March is no different. The image above is something completely new and embodies another passion of mine. The Martial Arts.

Turning your passions into reality. That is the goal of life. If you could do all week long what you do on the weekend, what would it be? And how could you make money at it? THERE IS A WAY! All you have to do is believe it. And don’t forget to express gratiude for what you currently have…

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