Martial Arts And The Freedom To Choose

As long as we have choice, we have hope. One of the most powerful lessons martial arts teach us is that very difficult, seemingly insurmountable problems can be solved by applying the right combination of posture, balance, angles, and leverage. What at first feels like a hopeless challenge becomes less and less so the more…

Consistency Becomes Truth

Sometimes the greatest form of social proof is consistency. If we are in pursuit of some higher purpose or goal in our lives, we will inevitably face doubt in some from or another. Others will doubt us, our mission, our strategy, our tactics, and our resolve. We will even come to doubt ourselves at times….

Patience And Persistence (A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lesson)

Be unphased while defending and unrelenting while attacking. If we are open and receptive to them, many of the skills and lessons learned from Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) transfer over into our lives off the mats. Through rolling (BJJ sparring), we learn over time how to be unphased when we are on the defensive and how…

Persistence Towards Consistency

If you are trying to be consistent in your practice, but you fail, keep trying to be consistent in your practice. Even the most dedicated amongst us have off-days. The difference is that the dedicated have them less often because they are dedicated. Regardless of what our practice is, whether it is some kind of…

Ideas Exist (With or Without Support)

If you have an idea and it gets shot down by those around you, you may not have supporters, but you still have an idea. The world is waiting for us to improve it, but there will always be resistance to change. When an idea is new, different, or disruptive, support is especially difficult to…