Daily blog #18

Give and it shall be given you Yesterday marks the first day of our reopening in La Quinta since the California shutdown in mid-March, three months ago. As you can imagine, it’s an unbelievable feeling to be back to having students and members going about business as usual in the gym. Jiu Jitsu has alwaysContinue reading “Daily blog #18”

Daily blog #17

What everyone in Jiu Jitsu is missing… Ok the title was dramatic.. I agree. But we all hit plateaus in Jiu Jitsu, especially in the beginning stages. It’s common to feel like you aren’t making the progress you should. There will even be times where you feel like you’re getting worse. Encouragement from your coachesContinue reading “Daily blog #17”

Daily blog #15

Fridays are for fighting, family & food TGIF! Or so they say… The only day of the week accompanied by a natural feeling of excitement. Weekend getaways, the end of a work or school week, seeing friends or maybe it’s the only time you have to exercise or spend time with your family.. For manyContinue reading “Daily blog #15”

Daily blog #14

Where is Wald.. Covid? We are but four days away from our official reopen date and with the arrival of summer, is anyone wondering what the corona virus went? Former WHO (World Health Organization) director Karol Sikora was quoted in an interview saying “COVD-19 will likely run its course” before a vaccine is ever produced,Continue reading “Daily blog #14”

Daily blog #13

Jiu Jitsu: Medicine for the soul Do you remember being a kid playing with your siblings? Or maybe you were an only child so it was with your parents? Perhaps you didn’t have parents but you sought connection, attention and love from someone close to you. Many will never experience the joy that comes fromContinue reading “Daily blog #13”

Daily blog #12

Parasite We are all born with a parasite inside us that we will never get rid of. It will always attempt to grow and feed off of us, until it destroys us from within. This creature has led to the demise of countless lives, cities and civilizations. It dwells inside each of us, growing strongerContinue reading “Daily blog #12”

Daily blog #10

Gentleness controls strength We are 10 days into my 100 days straight of daily blog posts and so far things are going well, meaning I have yet to encounter writers block. The last few posts I exercised my first amendment right by sharing my perspective on some of today’s trending topics unrelated to Jiu Jitsu.Continue reading “Daily blog #10”

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?”