#197 There’s work to be done…

One of the beautiful things about Jiu Jitsu is the never ending ability for you to be humbled. Even at the top of your game, following a winning performance could you be humbled in the gym by someone without competitive aspirations. Never take for granted this ability of Jiu Jitsu to remind you that noContinue reading “#197 There’s work to be done…”

#179 Jiu Jitsu is not for “big men” but big hearts and brains…

How I love this art which never ceases to rip the ego from the heart of small men hiding behind a large muscles and a mean scowl. Those who walk around the gym with their chests puffed high as their egos themselves. In their case ignorance certainly is bliss. Ignorance of the frightening ease withContinue reading “#179 Jiu Jitsu is not for “big men” but big hearts and brains…”

#171 It doesn’t have to be fun..

Over time, we discover that much of life boils down to finding your balance. While discovering your passion and committing fully to it is something enjoyable, it will mean knuckling down on days where you don’t want to. Example: I and many others who have discovered the beauty and empowerment of mastering your strength, enjoyContinue reading “#171 It doesn’t have to be fun..”

#168 “You win or you learn”

Oftentimes you will hear a coach or a family member repeat this phrase “you win or you learn”. While there is truth to the idea that losses can highlight areas of weakness, making you reevaluate your process more deeply, it is not to say that this is only possible through losing. In fact, it isContinue reading “#168 “You win or you learn””

#166 Stillness

Last night I was flipping through Netflix looking for something to occupy my mind and I came across Magnetic, a jaw dropping film about athletes traveling to the worlds most remote locations. It’s hard to tell what’s more impressive between the athletes themselves and the spectacular views from the islands of Hawaii to the FrenchContinue reading “#166 Stillness”

#164 Its not about fighting

Many of us, like myself, are drawn to the nature of fighting and being capable in a physical altercation. For as far back as the history books will take us, we have wrestled, boxed and found ways to fight each other. There is an allure to being “the knight in shining armor” who can beatContinue reading “#164 Its not about fighting”