Live – Fight 2 Todd “The Asian Tiger” Macdonald vs Derek “Destruction Simmons”

Fight No.2 at the Tony Evans and deVere Group EFN V. Meet the Fighters: Todd “The Asian Tiger” Macdonald vs Derek “Destruction” Simmons. Who will win?

6月19日のグランドハイアットでのTony Evans and deVere Group EFN Vの第2試合はTodd “The Asian Tiger” Macdonald vs Derek “Destruction” Simmonsです。どちらが勝つと思いますか?

Fight commences at 20:28 UTC

Watch the fight live on : http://netyouland.jp/efn-v-2015

Todd Macdonald

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Age – 50
Nickname – “The Asian Tiger”
Assessment day weight – 97 kg, now at 85
Been training since – June 2014
Company – Asian Tigers Mobility
Position – Business Development Manager
Why are you fighting? I am fighting for a last hurrah at my age, my sister-in-law who has stage 4 cancer and Shine On! Kids. They can’t quit, so how can I?
Favorite quote – “It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward.”
Message to kids – I know this is a long hard fight for you and that is why I have put in my blood, sweat and tears for you. I have broken two ribs, ripped cartilage, broken a toe, hurt my left elbow really bad, paid a lot to train but still have never given up on you. So I don’t want you to give up. Keep fighting like I am fighting for you. I am not good at this but I keep pushing.

Derek Simmons

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Age – 44
Nickname – “Destruction”
Nationality – US/British
Assessment day weight – 92 kg
Been training since – about 2 years ago, weekly boxing classes
Company – Aozora Bank, Ltd.
Position – Counsel
Why are you fighting? Looking for a new challenge, and to get fit in aid of a great cause!
Favorite quote – “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” Vince Lombardi
Message to kids – All the best, I will be thinking about you (the real fighters!) when I am in the ring in June 19!

Charity of the Evening :

Shine On Kids

Childhood Cancer in Japan

Childhood cancer is the number one cause of death for children in Japan after accidents. A child is diagnosed with cancer in Japan about once every 3-4 hours each day. While the prognosis for many childhood cancers has improved significantly, the treatment process is still long and grueling. Children undergoing treatment for cancer in Japan are generally hospitalized for quite a long time – 6 months to one year or more. This puts an incredible burden on the patients and on the family supporting them. For example, mothers go to the hospital daily, staying from early morning until their child goes to sleep at night. By necessity, their world becomes the hospital, even if this is at the expense of spending time with the rest of their family. For the children undergoing cancer treatment, hospitalization can be isolating (often children under 12 are not allowed to visit the cancer ward) and frustrating. Most kids in treatment really want nothing more than to do normal kid things – like play with friends, eat what they want and go to school.

Goals

Drawing from the personal experience of the Ferris’, listening to the needs of parents and with the guidance of a quality Japanese medical advisory team, Shine On! Kids is working towards the following goals:

  1. To empower children with cancer and their families through innovative programs using arts in medicine, animal therapy and skilled counseling.
  2. To realize excellence in medical teams and treatment by providing additional medical staff, enabling collaboration among medical teams and supporting targeted research.
  3. To raise awareness of childhood cancer in the community through academic circles, general public volunteering and corporate sponsor involvement

Main sponsor of the Evening:

deVere Group

deVere Group is the world’s leading independent financial consultancy group, with more than $10 billion of funds under advice and administration, and over 80,000 clients around the world. We help our clients, who range from international investors to expatriates who have moved their families overseas to live and work, to find financial strategies and investment vehicles that are best suited to help them create wealth.

deVere Group helps clients safeguard and grow their money, according to their medium- to long- term requirements. Services we offer include insurance policies, investment options, savings and pensions. Our operations are carried out on a case-by-case basis by our qualified network of international financial advisers, allowing us to take each client’s goals and expectations into consideration when charting our financial plans and delivering the professional financial advisory services we are renowned for.

With deVere Group, international investors can rest assured that their financial portfolio is in safe, experienced hands that know what it takes to make wealth grow.

#‎deVereEFN‬ ‪#‎EFNTokyo‬ ‪#‎EFNnews‬ ‪#‎EFNlatest‬ ‪#‎ShineOnKids ‪#‎inspire‬ ‪#‎fitness‬ ‪#‎deVereTonyEvans‬ ‪#‎deVereNigelGreen‬ ‪#‎deVereringside

Live – Fight 1 Chad “The Rattlesnake” Lafferty and Kunihiro “Hirodahippo” Matsuo

First fight of the Tony Evans and deVere Group EFN V is a match-up between Chad “The Rattlesnake” Lafferty and Kunihiro “Hirodahippo” Matsuo.

Who do you think will be the first winner of the night?

EFN IVの初戦は、Chad “The Rattlesnake” Lafferty 対 Kunihiro “Hirodahippo” Matsuoです。

勝者はどちらでしょうか?

Fight commences at 20:10 UTC

Watch the fight live on : http://netyouland.jp/efn-v-2015

Chad Lafferty

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Age – 36
Nickname – Chad “The Rattlesnake” Lafferty (in homage to my Oklahoma roots)
Nationality – USA
Assessment day weight – 62 kg
Been training for – about 6 months now
CompanyRobert Walters Japan
Job title – Associate Director
Why are you fighting? – Good question! Why would anyone volunteer to get punched in the face? I guess it boils down to my hyper-competitive nature. I started boxing for fun and fitness (running is boring…) and that evolved into a personal challenge to try out & compete in EFN. It also allows me to meet some really interesting people and represent an excellent cause like Shine On! Kids.
Favorite quote – “To alcohol! The cause of – and the solution to – all life’s problems!” – Homer Simpson

Kunihiro Matsuo

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Age – 26
Nickname – Hirodahippo
Nationality – Japan / USA
Assessment day weight – 62 kg
Been training for – 3 months
Company – Coerver Coaching Japan
Position – Operation Support
Why are you fighting? For the challenge and win

Charity of the Evening :

Shine On Kids

Childhood Cancer in Japan

Childhood cancer is the number one cause of death for children in Japan after accidents. A child is diagnosed with cancer in Japan about once every 3-4 hours each day. While the prognosis for many childhood cancers has improved significantly, the treatment process is still long and grueling. Children undergoing treatment for cancer in Japan are generally hospitalized for quite a long time – 6 months to one year or more. This puts an incredible burden on the patients and on the family supporting them. For example, mothers go to the hospital daily, staying from early morning until their child goes to sleep at night. By necessity, their world becomes the hospital, even if this is at the expense of spending time with the rest of their family. For the children undergoing cancer treatment, hospitalization can be isolating (often children under 12 are not allowed to visit the cancer ward) and frustrating. Most kids in treatment really want nothing more than to do normal kid things – like play with friends, eat what they want and go to school.

Goals

Drawing from the personal experience of the Ferris’, listening to the needs of parents and with the guidance of a quality Japanese medical advisory team, Shine On! Kids is working towards the following goals:

  1. To empower children with cancer and their families through innovative programs using arts in medicine, animal therapy and skilled counseling.
  2. To realize excellence in medical teams and treatment by providing additional medical staff, enabling collaboration among medical teams and supporting targeted research.
  3. To raise awareness of childhood cancer in the community through academic circles, general public volunteering and corporate sponsor involvement

Main sponsor of the Evening:

deVere Group

deVere Group is the world’s leading independent financial consultancy group, with more than $10 billion of funds under advice and administration, and over 80,000 clients around the world. We help our clients, who range from international investors to expatriates who have moved their families overseas to live and work, to find financial strategies and investment vehicles that are best suited to help them create wealth.

deVere Group helps clients safeguard and grow their money, according to their medium- to long- term requirements. Services we offer include insurance policies, investment options, savings and pensions. Our operations are carried out on a case-by-case basis by our qualified network of international financial advisers, allowing us to take each client’s goals and expectations into consideration when charting our financial plans and delivering the professional financial advisory services we are renowned for.

With deVere Group, international investors can rest assured that their financial portfolio is in safe, experienced hands that know what it takes to make wealth grow.

#‎deVereEFN‬ ‪#‎EFNTokyo‬ ‪#‎EFNnews‬ ‪#‎EFNlatest‬ ‪#‎ShineOnKids ‪#‎inspire‬ ‪#‎fitness‬ ‪#‎deVereTonyEvans‬ ‪#‎deVereNigelGreen‬ ‪#‎deVereringside

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist, Oscar Wilde

  

Yen weakens to125 per dollar for first time since 2002 

Last time we were here was at the end of 2002 ! 

So far this quarter the Yen  has weakened around 4% against the USD .

Looking at how the USA economy is going could 127 be the next resistance point ? 

Yen is weakening accross the board , which is  having a positive impact on the Nikkei being pushed up by the exporters.
Tony Evans 

  

Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. 

  

10,000 steps a day

  
“I don’t have dreams . I have goals . Now it’s on to the next one ” Harvey Specter 

To approach my health goals I broke it down to  smaller goals and then monitored the data .

I had a very simple approach by :

  • Increasing activity 
  • Monitor activity 

As mentioned in previous post I use Jawbone UP 2 to monitor my activity , sleep and food nutrients . 

I found an article on the NHS in the UK that the average person walks around. 3,000- 4,000 steps a day ! The article talks about how increasing steps has a mulitple health benefits NHS – The 10,000 steps challenge . So I thought why not ” in for a penny in for a pound ” ( loose pounds that is 😉  )  so every day 10,000 steps  , it became very easy after time to achieve this amount on a daily bases . 

When I saw the effect I started to increase my activity  by using ellipitacal machines at Tokyo American Club . I say easy what I mean  when you achieved it , you notice the numbers are not so big . So then I started hitting 15k , 20k ,30k didn’t seam that daunting .  It became a habit . Willpower is like any muscle in th body it need to be trained :

Few tips I found :

  • Don’t miss two days in a row , we all slip up but don’t slip up two days as that’s starting to form a bad habit . 
  • Habits are formed by repeating certain task over and over , so take it at your pace .
  • Cut your habit down into chunks .

For Every minute you are angry you loose sixty seconds of happiness – Emerson 

  

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