DramaGuru exists in the moment you decide whether to fight or submit. DramaGuru Revelation is a game I created as a vehicle to teach people how to fight back — verbally (not physically). Sometimes, people don’t even know they’re under attack. They just end up feeling deflated after a conversation with someone.
That’s Why I Say, “DramaGuru: Mixed Martial Arts For Your Mouth”
MMA (mixed martial arts) combines the most effective methods from wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai (kick-boxing), boxing and, for some competitors, Judo.
For more than five years, I trained in the different components making up MMA. I’ve written about MMA fights for Yahoo! Sports (over 2.7 million views for my posts). I’ve analyzed the fighting game plans of many MMA fighters.
DramaGuru is a game requiring the player to engage in analysis that reveals blind spots. Working with cornermen (you choose the best people to be in your corner advising you), the player learns to go to neutral and manage fear.
DramaGuru Objective: interrupt the pattern, change the game
Create a game plan to see danger coming and get two steps ahead — or to get out of range as soon as you can (the “run away” strategy). Create safe space and stand there. When someone shows up and causes an uncomfortable ripple, you’ll be in action to protect and defend yourself.
The game is designed to interrupt your usual pattern and give you new — and more effective — options to choose from.
But first, you have to discover the holes in your game
One day, I decided to apply my physical fighting skills to see if I could analyze a verbal battle. Being able to distinguish how you fight, where you’re strong and where you need more work is the only way to make improvements — and to win more verbal battles.
That’s why I created this game called DramaGuru Revelation
When you get into an argument or a debate, you’re trying to force your point of view on another person. Whether you’re aware of it or not, your emotional and physical response feel very similar to preparing for a physical fight.
A guy explains how to play DramaGuru using the “start anywhere, just pick a post or an article and start reading”. He explains why he likes DramaGuru and why he’s hooked on playing it. Plus, the two most effective cornerman styles you need to interrupt the pattern and change the game. That’s mixed martial arts for your mouth.
Practice makes perfect. No one gets it right the first time. Give yourself space to watch, learn and listen. The people in your life provide ample examples for you to safely practice defending yourself using the tools in your DramaGuru toolbox.
screenshot of Yahoo! Contributor Network Profile Page,
DramaGuru Revelation card 48 designed by Cheryl Ragsdale,
DramaGuru Was Here, Graffiti on Green Line Train by Cheryl Ragsdale