Daily blog #70

The best BJJ student One of the hardest things as a lifelong practitioner of any given skill is to maintain what we in the Jiu Jitsu community know as a “white belt mentality”. This can be described as the ideal mindset for growth where one is motivated simply by the desire to become better. OftentimesContinue reading “Daily blog #70”

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 #52

Hell of a life During tough times like these for many (post Covid19 ), one of the best qualities we can strive for is gratitude. We must fight to be grateful to have made it this far in life, grateful to have a chance to do something with it, grateful to possess gifts others doContinue reading “Daily blog #52”

Daily blog #38

Give to get Jiu Jitsu, like life is full of ups and downs. Recently I’ve been trying to change some of my habits in the way I fight which can result in me struggling with lower belt levels. In one of my later rounds when I was tired, there was a situation where I startContinue reading “Daily blog #38”

Daily blog #33

Do it for the thrill Today I applied to be on the Fight 2 Win BJJ card in Austin, Texas on July 10th. I hadn’t planned to fight until August but my brother, who is scheduled to fight in that event suggested it and I agreed. Shortly after applying, I was greeted by the excitementContinue reading “Daily blog #33”

Daily blog #32

Do early birds actually get the worms? In Malcom Gladwell’s book Outliers he quotes a Chines proverb- “No one who can rise before dawn three hundred sixty days a year fails to make his family rich.”. To give some context that quote comes from a rice farming area in China. It is extremely tedious workContinue reading “Daily blog #32”

Daily blog #23

For the 23rd blog post I felt inspired to talk about the greatest athlete of all time, number 23, Michael Jordan but with all that’s going on and the amount of interest our Jiu Jitsu academy is receiving, I refocused my sights. In an earlier post I talked about how Cyber Bullying is not aContinue reading “Daily blog #23”

Daily blog #19

The body follows the mind When quarantine many of you likely felt one of these two ways. Glad you used the time to take care of your health and get in great shape or guilty for becoming unhealthier. If you did let your health suffer, don’t feel bad. Our brain makes decisions to help usContinue reading “Daily blog #19”

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”