I was in grad school 15 years ago at Ralph Gracie Jiu Jitsu in Mountain View, CA. At the time, I was looking for a physical activity at night that was challenging and wouldn’t interfere with studying. I’ve watched Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the past and was fascinated by BJJ. It promotes the principle that a smaller, weaker person using leverage and proper technique can successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant.
Flying Turtle Cast Concrete Showcase Home BY DANA KOSTER Mat Rogers is having a love affair with concrete.To hear the Designer, Owner and Chief Craftsman of Flying Turtle talk about the material he’s made famous with his exquisite installations—15-footlong white counters with slot drain sinks integrated right into the design,
BY KATELYN GOYETTE, IN SHAPE HEALTH CLUBS The holidays are that wonderful time of year where we look forward to spending time with loved ones,eating lots of yummy food and taking a break from the responsibilities of daily life. However, we all know there are consequences to eating too much
BY JACQUI D. SINARLE It didn’t take a diagnosis of West Nile virus to teach Modesto’s Sarah Fields about the value of friends and family, but the illness has made her treasure them even more. And while her health care team has been essential to Fields’ battle with West Nile,
IN LOSING A SON, LYNN AND RON DICKERSON FOUND A COMMUNITY BY JUSTIN SOUZA On July 29, 2007, Ryan Hunter Dickerson drowned at a summer camp in Texas. Ryan was a graduate of Modesto High School’s International Baccalaureate program. He was less than a month from his first day of
Our Editor’s Favorites are our awesome picks for the untapped local gems that help make it easy to find your own contentment and health here in Stanislaus County. Check them out, then hit us up at contentmenthealth.com to share your favorites! FAVORITE LOCAL BOY MADE GOOD: JEREMY RENNER Did you
BEST LOCAL PERFORMING ARTS VENUE: GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS 1000 I ST., MODESTO (209) 338-5000 | galloarts.org In the seven years since the Gallo Center for the Arts opened on I St. in Modesto, it’s become the region’s favored venue for arts, entertainment, multicultural programming and educational activities. Within