Moving Through Our Egos in Jiu-Jitsu

Life is expressed through motion and our jiu-jitsu should reflect that. In Brazilian jiu-jitsu, the best time to attack or sweep is when our opponent is moving to escape or pass and the best time to escape or pass is when our opponent is trying to attack or sweep. Movement creates opportunities. The goal of…

Friends Cheer Your Wins and Mourn Your Losses

If someone treats you poorly on a good day, imagine how they are going to treat you when things get difficult. We can tell a lot about a person by how they treat us when we are at our best. If we are excited about something, celebrating an accomplishment, or simply just having a great…

Start By Not Losing

“If they can’t submit you, they will start to respect you.” —Anonymous For a long time, I was one of the only white belts at a Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) school full of blue, purple, and brown belts, as well as the black belt who owned the school. Every roll was hard and I was getting…