Why My Family Smells Like Love

Friends say David Karpel’s family smells. He claims that’s just the musky scent of book love.

The Trials of Good Parenting: A Demonstration

How far can we go when confronting other adults in regards to our children? Louis CK, with his kids in a grocery store, wins.

Fighting Spirit: When Tables Turn On the Bully

This is the world we’re giving you, kids. A world in which one or more people will video what’s happening instead of helping.

What is the Most Important Lesson You Can Learn About the Holocaust?

For David Karpel the answer is, “Never Forget.”

Hitting My Son

David Karpel on training his son in self-defense and character development.

Nick Newell and The Anatomy of Perfection

Nick Newell was born with a congenital amputation, and he’s taking the MMA world by storm.

100 Words on Love: 23 Years

If I had a lifetime to spare, I’d spend it nestled in the hollow of your neck.

Symptoms of an Epidemic: Knockout

David Karpel, a father and self-defense instructor, believes the “Knockout Game” is yet another example of how we are failing our boys.

Masculinity Haiku: In the Fight, Pressure

David Karpel’s haiku shows us that “pure” is not synonymous with flawless.

Circumcised at 99

David Karpel, an Orthodox Chassidic Jew, on what circumcision means in his religion and family.

Mashpiah: Assume for Yourself a Master

On the intersection of Orthodox Judaism and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Of Pushups and Parenting

David Karpel shares a story of how a typical Tuesday turned profound.

One Arm, 8-0 Record: Talking MMA With Nick Newell

David Karpel talks with the MMA phenomenon about disability, a fighting mindset, and the importance of focus

Running: A Poem

David Karpel tells an American story of persecution and flight: a family that can’t stop running.