Daily blog #4

Learning Courage from the White Belt In the world of Jiu Jitsu you will find countless stories of empowerment from bullied kids to women who have been assaulted and OG’s (older men) and everything in between. Yet as proven as Jiu Jitsu is as a martial art in the highest levels of combat (UFC) toContinue reading “Daily blog #4”

Cyberbullying is a myth

“There is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so” – William Shakespeare Let me start by saying, if you get your feelings hurt easily stop reading and return to the safety of your bubble where all your ideas are correct. I’m going to keep it real because I feel so strongly on thisContinue reading “Cyberbullying is a myth”

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?”

Physical training… Essential or Nonessential?

“Effort is one of those things that give meaning to life. Effort means you care about something, that something is important to you and you are willing to work for it.” -Carol Dweck Accomplishment Challenges are the ever present hurdles of life. When we overcome them we feel good. When you hustled your butt offContinue reading “Physical training… Essential or Nonessential?”

Physical training… Essential or Nonessential? Part 3/4

“He who has a why to live can endure almost any how.” -Friedrich Nietzsche Survival As humans, we are designed to survive, we came with natural abilities that you see in many healthy kids and young adults. We can run, get up and down, climb, throw stuff and jump. But sadly due to modern conveniences,Continue reading “Physical training… Essential or Nonessential? Part 3/4”

Physical training… Essential or Nonessential? 2/4

“Freedom can not be bestowed – it must be achieved.” Albert Hubbard Freedom Think back to when you were a kid, and you had very little fear (To me that was sticking a fork in a socket at age 4 so maybe a little older than that). When you are young and fearless, your bodyContinue reading “Physical training… Essential or Nonessential? 2/4”

Physical Training… Essential or Nonessential? Part 1/4

“The happy man is one who has a healthy body, a wealthy soul and a well educated nature” – Thales Our happiest moments in life can often be tied to when our health was at it’s best. Most of us can remember being young kids happily running around interacting with the outside world in pureContinue reading “Physical Training… Essential or Nonessential? Part 1/4”