Daily blog #96

One hand washes the other Today was both one of the happiest and saddest days of my life. One of those days in which the sheer memory gives you goosebumps… As a Jiu Jitsu instructor it is common to receive praise from students or their parents for your efforts which has always, for lack ofContinue reading “Daily blog #96”

Daily blog #95

Tough life makes tougher men – After spending some time in the beautiful Wyoming this August, it made me consider how hard life had been for the settlers and inhabitants prior to heating, electricity, running water and many of the comforts of today. Wyoming is gorgeous during the summer months but their winters can reachContinue reading “Daily blog #95”

Daily blog #94

The celebrity’s Martial Art – Is BJJ quickly becoming the combat art of the stars? You decide! Here are a few well known practitioners of the gentle art who receive a variety of benefits! Guy Ritchie talks about Jiu Jitsu and training and spars with the legendary Roger Gracie. Jonah hill gets trolled by ChanningContinue reading “Daily blog #94”

Daily blog #93

Lessons from a rock- There are endless lessons to be taken from nature. Yesterday I spent my day exploring Yellowstone and Teton National Park. Here’s what I learned from the rocks I spent time with: 1. Be still 2. Just like water and wind, life chips away at you, stay strong and persevere 3. BeContinue reading “Daily blog #93”

Daily blog #93

Everyday we live and die- Driving through the Teton National Forest on the way to Yellowstone you are constantly cautioned to “Beware of Bear”, drive carefully for crossing wildlife, watch out for falling rocks and avoid climbing certain areas. What National Park management understands is their role to advise you to the best of theirContinue reading “Daily blog #93”

Daily blog #92

Senses– Many of us are so fortunate to be gifted with all five senses. Walking through the forest in Jackson, Wyoming I am reminded of the importance of continuing to harness them. In the modern world its easy if not inevitable to lose touch with these gifts we are born with and often take forContinue reading “Daily blog #92”

Daily blog #91

The Heart of America Today my travels took me into the state of Wyoming where I am currently driving to Jackson (yes I am driving while typing shhhh). The reason I’m on my phone while driving is experienced a unique moment during my stop in the tiny town of Marbleton, with a population of 1,000,Continue reading “Daily blog #91”

Daily blog post #90

“You first”– Many of us have learned that in order to accomplish anything GREAT in life it will demand the effort of others. To do that it will require countless selfless acts for the good of the overall goal. Something that can hold us back is…. You guessed it, OURSELVES. So often, you will hearContinue reading “Daily blog post #90”

Daily blog #89

Everyone who has committed to mastery of a subject (jiu jitsu, fitness, education, occupation) knows what it’s like to suffer. Sometimes we become so focused on the difficulty of the task it makes time pass even slower. What comes to mind is the old cliche “time flies when you’re having fun”.When you notice your mindContinue reading “Daily blog #89”