Daily blog #82

Repetition There is a universal truth in regards to practicing any given skill. If you lift 100 pounds in the gym it is the same 100 pounds for the next guy, but with practice you will becomes stronger until it is too light for you. For the person who has worked diligently and consistently toContinue reading “Daily blog #82”

Daily blog #78

Live to eat or eat to live? As many of you know, our needs are very basic as humans on a physiological level. After air and water, we need food, primarily in the form of proteins (and fat) to survive. When it comes to food, beyond our primal needs, there is an emotional connection withContinue reading “Daily blog #78”

Daily blog #76

Ever so often we are faced with the reality of fear. In our kids BJJ class it might be their very first lesson which has them bawling their eyes out before they even step on the mat. Understandably going into a brand new environment at that age with over a dozen new faces, many ofContinue reading “Daily blog #76”

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 #39

Writer’s block doesn’t exist How hard could forming some coherent thoughts and writing them out be? Well, if you are a perfectionist the task can be damn near impossible some days. It can also be one of the best things to help you put your ego aside and say your piece. If your expression stemsContinue reading “Daily blog #39”

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?”