It was a recipe for a moderately successful career. But despite how many competitions I won, there still seemed to be something missing. For a long time, I believed this void could be filled with more success. That eventually the accolades from triumph in the cage would be enough.
Yet the thrill of victory was always short lived. As I progressed further into the sport, I realized that at some point my fighting career would be too. It was this realization that sent me on a tangent that would reveal the part of me that was missing.
With one child already and another on the way, I started looking ahead to what the future of my career might hold for my family. Accepting that fist-fighting for sport and money is lucrative in the short term, I knew it was not something I could do indefinitely. So I decided to look for other means of employment while still being able to train and compete.
My search led me to a position editing videos and making content for a preparedness and survival company. It wasn’t long before I realized this tapped into something powerful, that there was a creative side of me that had been dormant since I was a kid. This reawakened outlet seemed to help balance my destructive side, but there was still a long way to go.
Fast forward a few years and another opportunity presented itself. It was an idea to create a company centered around helping other men find balance between their creative and destructive sides. A balance of being both a savage and a gentleman. Thus, Savage Gentleman was born. Initially it was just a concept. Nothing more than an ideal. It existed only in the form of a podcast, a few blog articles, and a couple of t-shirts.