On Haters

If it hasn’t yet, this Jiujitsu journey will bring haters. They can come from within the BJJ community; your competition success, rank, or your gi. And haters will appear outside the dojo as well, as [...]

Level up With Flow

Everywhere in life, progress is found through flow, through doing, not stopping doing from being done. There are certainly times to hold the line, park, wait it out and hide. But these are temporary solutions. [...]

3 reasons you should show up with an Injury

We know injuries are inevitable, and are usually perceived as a huge bummer when time is needed off from live rolling. But with every injury is opportunity, and continuing to show up to class is [...]

Don’t be the snowbank either!

On the flipside of the “rock out, rock on” blog (link at the bottom), don’t be the snowbank either! Nothing grinds my gears more than watching a higher belt, who should know better, bear down [...]

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Managing An Injury

Injuries happen at jiu-jitsu, even though it’s called “the gentle art” (unless you’re like me and they ONLY happen outside of jiu-jitsu). I recently talked about mat rust, and for many, injuries can be a [...]

A Case Of Mat Rust

A friend of mine hasn’t attended a jiu-jitsu class since Thanksgiving. He called me after attending a class last week and reported feeling a “sharp regression” in his flow. He also commented that he got [...]

Flow Like Water

My friend had a poster of Bruce Lee poster with his famous “Be water, my friend,” quote on it. I remember making fun of him and Bruce Lee for it. At the time, it didn’t [...]

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