#128 Smile.

Have you ever noticed that the strong have little to hide? What I mean by that is they lack the need to show “how tough they are” because they are. In fact, they can often display quite the opposite with beaming smiles, goofiness and silly behavior. Some of the most dangerous people we know areContinue reading “#128 Smile.”

#127 You are great.

We all have our moments of brilliance. We also have moments where we are downright foolish. The key is… Those moments won’t define you. Better days are always ahead for those who possess the right mentality. The champion mentality. There will always be those who remember you for the bad, just as those who rememberContinue reading “#127 You are great.”

#126 Train the mind to conquer the body

This weekend I helped my brother move to Austin. If you’ve ever moved an entire house, you know it is a challenge. Navigating large awkwardly shaped pieces of furniture (seemingly designed in the least ergonomic fashion) through doors, up and down stairs and into a u-haul is something everyone should experience. You will quickly becomeContinue reading “#126 Train the mind to conquer the body”

#125 Bruised ego or bruised body?

With everything going on surrounding the riots, BLM, defund the police movement and law enforcement along there is an argument for law enforcement to become more capable physically as well as in hand to hand combat to prevent escalation and consequently the use of force. While many of us are not in favor of actuallyContinue reading “#125 Bruised ego or bruised body?”

#124 Finding Our Why

Every journey comes with it’s bumps in the road. It can cause us to lose our sense of direction and often our motivation as a result. For some it’s as simple as reminding yourself of why you started the journey. Some will need to dig deeper to uncover the meaning of “why they want toContinue reading “#124 Finding Our Why”

#123 Psychology of Jiu Jitsu

While it’s well understood through the BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) community, that Jiu Jitsu has a positive effect one’s mood I wanted to look further and find some sort of psychological backing as to why that is. It is quite well known that exercise releases endorphins that are natural mood enhancers, one of the reasonsContinue reading “#123 Psychology of Jiu Jitsu”

#122 Don’t judge a book by it’s cover

In our world today governed by political correctness and man-shaming there is a longing for the times where it was not only accepted but encouraged to be a tough man. That doesn’t mean that because you are a rough and dangerous person you can’t also be a sweet person with a big heart. I knowContinue reading “#122 Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”

#121 Working on things

A true martial artist seeks constant evolution. Every second that passes is an opportunity to evolve in some way. We can never be defined because our nature is to be an ever changing entity. There are moments in life where we must act purely out of obligation. As a parent, a caretaker, a teacher weContinue reading “#121 Working on things”

#120 Be Still

It’s Monday and many of us are getting ready to start scrambling through the day. Things can get hectic and sometimes even during a moment of calm you are still trapped inside the frenzy that was your busy morning getting the kids ready for their zoom classes, rushing to a meeting and all the typicalContinue reading “#120 Be Still”