Modern Day “Bushi” #261

In my last post I referenced the term Bushido which, has since occurred to me, deserves greater explanation. For those unfamiliar, the word “Bushi” represents samurai or one who was a member of a family community and who’s profession was a warrior. The word “dō” signifies “a way of life” hence the translation “the wayContinue reading “Modern Day “Bushi” #261”

Imperfect Goals #260

Have you ever had your mind set on a goal? Shedding a few extra pounds? Perhaps a “personal best” for the gym goers? Or maybe something less measurable like better relationships? Given that we are only a week and a half into 2022, it’s not a stretch of the imagination that many of us haveContinue reading “Imperfect Goals #260”

#235 Humble pie

For many of us there comes a time in life where we are forced into uncomfortable situations. They can come in the form of losing your job, having to go on unemployment, living beneath your supposed standards, an apology for something you feel you be vindicated, etc. Never has the tool of “humble pie” beenContinue reading “#235 Humble pie”

#231 Getting Doused with Reality

We’ve all had our moments where we were struck by reality. In my case it was attempting to stay in a freezing pool for 5-10 minutes which might have lasted a whole 30 seconds. For others it may be going on a bike ride they’ve completed before only to be met with the feeling ofContinue reading “#231 Getting Doused with Reality”

#230 Adapt your Jiu Jitsu

Today I woke up with a nagging shoulder injury. Of course it happened the day before I was scheduled to work with a private group of women in the Palm Springs area. Luckily, and thanks to some CBD roll on and my ever trusted Aleve, by the time I got there it had loosened up.Continue reading “#230 Adapt your Jiu Jitsu”

#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…”