Still don’t give a f*** #272

In the spring of 2018, my life had met an all time low. I had just undergone reconstructive surgery after sustaining a fully torn ACL and meniscus, which had kept me from training at any championship capacity, once the MRI revealed that surgery was in fact the necessary step to return to competition. On topContinue reading “Still don’t give a f*** #272”

Acceptance #271

In Jiu Jitsu, one of the most challenging aspects that we face is learning to accept force or energy from your adversary. This valuable tenet stems from the understanding that in order to manipulate your opponent’s energy, you must first absorb it rather than meeting it head on with your own strength and energy. ThisContinue reading “Acceptance #271”

#270 What is legacy?

It was in 2016 when I started to hear the term “legacy” used in great frequency around me, just shortly after I had began training under Sensei Saulo and Xande Ribeiro at the University of Jiu Jitsu in San Diego. At the time I was far too undeveloped in my thinking and ways, or soContinue reading “#270 What is legacy?”

The Importance of People and Staying Busy #269

One of the best things we can do that has shown to benefit our state of mind is keeping our mind occupied with tasks. When we are “left to our own devices” for prolonged periods of time, it’s easy for our thinking to get muddled. That’s why for many, work or really even accomplishing theContinue reading “The Importance of People and Staying Busy #269”

How far can you go? #268

One’s only failure is failing to live up to one’s own possibilities. -Abraham Maslow Have you ever encountered someone who attempts to complete a task, only to give up after a few tries? While they may very well still be a good person, chances are that they not only lack the ability to think criticallyContinue reading “How far can you go? #268”

Arm yourself with knowledge #267

Many of you will find yourselves familiar with the adage “knowledge is power”, and while that statement may hold true for some, others find the objective of collecting information as the optimal way to traverse through this adventure we know as life. By examining the lifestyles and traits of those who carried out some ofContinue reading “Arm yourself with knowledge #267”

Transform #266

Ludwig Von Wittgenstein “Just improve yourself; that is the only thing you can do to better the world.” The only constant in our lives is change, for better or worse. Every day we are faced with the choice to evolve or accept the fate of stagnation. While seemingly straightforward in nature, especially prior to theContinue reading “Transform #266”

Question everything #265

“The science of today is the laughingstock of tomorrow.” -Stefan Aarnio Have you ever had that childhood friend who wouldn’t quit asking “why?” till you were ready to pull your hair out? As irritating as it was, there is a benefit that comes with incessant questioning. You could liken it to peeling back the layersContinue reading “Question everything #265”