#130 PREDICTABLY UNPREDICTABLE

Perspective: An important aspect of fighting is the element of surprise. My thought is that one should: Learn how to fight as much as how to hide. Be as comfortable on bottom as on top. Stand up but understand when to go to the ground. Know when to take risk and when to be conservative.Continue reading “#130 PREDICTABLY UNPREDICTABLE”

Daily blog #71

Fear It’s hard to believe how quickly we are coming up to blog post #100. Time really does fly! 70 blog posts ago I embarked on this challenge to post daily for many reasons which I won’t go into. Not long before that I recall a conversation with my brother where I stated that vloggingContinue reading “Daily blog #71”

Daily blog #68

Motivation, discipline and accountability Some days, like today for me, we aren’t really feeling it yet we still have to get up and go to work, the gym, work on stuff etc. A good friend and mentor once told me “motivation gets you started and discipline keeps you going” but what happens when you areContinue reading “Daily blog #68”

Daily blog #66

Your most important weapon Many are aware of the fact that the mind is your most powerful tool. In BJJ you learn that the position of your opponents head greatly determines what their body is able to do both offensively and defensively speaking. In the Kids Jiu Jitsu classes we teach them that the bodyContinue reading “Daily blog #66”

Daily blog #57

Simple man One of the great things about being on the road is the reminder of how little we need. Food, a place to sleep, fresh clothes and a shower among some other necessities like shaving or a power source for electronics and internet. Oh and we can’t forget brain fuel (coffee).. Being away fromContinue reading “Daily blog #57”

Daily blog #51

Hurt or injured? Ok so it turns out my elbow is pretty fucked up from the attempted shoulder lock this past Friday at Fight to Win BJJ. This is not all bad, in some ways it’s good. As a Martial Artist, you learn to develop a mindset of toughness that will teach you the differenceContinue reading “Daily blog #51”

Daily blog #50

Humility One of the most beneficial aspects of Martial Arts is it’s endless ability to humble you. In a matter of minutes you can go from feeling like you are the best in the world to wondering if you belong. There’s also a carnal aspect to fighting in which a single mistake resulting in ultimateContinue reading “Daily blog #50”

What is Porrada?

For starters, the pronunciation is nothing like it appears. It’s a Portuguese word pronounced “Poh-ha-da” NOT “po-rah-da”. Porrada is a Brazilian word that means brawl or fight hard. Although it is unclear to me exactly where the word originated it is a big part of Brazilian culture. It represents effort, fighting spirit and toughness. IfContinue reading “What is Porrada?”