The Mouse And The Trap (A Jiu-Jitsu Lesson)

Do not chase your opponents into their game. The longer we practice jiu-jitsu, the more we develop our own uniquely personal technical-style, strategies, and tactics. While this is happening, however, our training partners are also working on improving and developing their own personal styles as well, their own games, so to speak. Like us, they,…

The Sword And Shield Of Truth (Happy Birthday To My Wife)

“I wasn’t born nice. I have to try really hard to be that way.”—My Wife Some people tell us exactly who they are, leaving us with the choice to believe them, accept them, love them, or leave. These people do not try to be someone else, they do not hide their truth, and they do…

Transcending False Confidence

“There is no courage without vulnerability.” —Brené Brown We have all seen people who carry themselves with what looks like confidence, but something is a little bit off about it. Something is not quite right. Instead of being quiet and self-assured, like true confidence should be, it is loud, brash, and ostentatious, as if it…

Greatness Through Imperfection

Through our weaknesses we find our strength and through our flaws we find our grace. We are not worthy of all that we are capable and yet we are worthy of so much more than we give ourselves credit for. We are all flawed, broken, and weak in some way. Yet, in spite of this,…