Daily blog #49

Fight to Win Another beautiful day doing what you love is worth everything you endure. Focus on what you love even if it’s your side hustle at the moment. One day it could be your main hustle but if you never try you’ll never know. One thing we will never know is what level ofContinue reading “Daily blog #49”

Daily blog #47

Kaizen Yesterday I watched an interview by a legendary coach who I have the utmost respect for, John Danaher. In my opinion, no one has brought a more intelligent and systematic approach to Jiu Jitsu than the Renzo Gracie student. His understanding of the fighting arts, ranging from Judo to Wrestling and MMA (that IContinue reading “Daily blog #47”

Daily blog #46

Cost of sleeping in Today I slept in till 5AM (I know right?), I was beat from all the traveling (The day before I woke up at 2AM to fly from Dallas to Los Angeles where we drove back to unpack, shower and have a quick briefing before Jiu Jitsu practice at 12PM. Immediately followingContinue reading “Daily blog #46”

Daily blog #45

There’s no place like home There’s nothing to me like the feeling of adventure. Packing up your essentials and hitting the road can deliver a great deal of joy contrasted only by the feeling of longing for home. A child who can’t wait to get out and explore the world sooner or later realizes hisContinue reading “Daily blog #45”

Daily blog #43

Victory in Austin Last night was a reminder, through experience, of why we fail. Why do we put ourselves through the nerves, the stress, the anxiety, the doubt, the pressure, the pain, the losses, the frustration, and the hard work? The price we pay is a never ending debt of sweat equity, you MUST workContinue reading “Daily blog #43”

Daily blog #42

Fight Day It’s fight day and after a great sleep and some coffee I’m ready to start preparing for the rest of the day, starting with easy tasks like making my pullout bed and brushing my teeth. Life comes in waves, so after some hard weeks of training and working at Six Blades BJJ LaContinue reading “Daily blog #42”

Daily blog #41

Peace As I sit outside on this balcony in Fort Worth, Texas sipping my coffee in beautiful eighty degree weather looking at green grass, clear skies and brick houses I am filled with gratitude. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to showcase my art this weekend and also to have an amazing team andContinue reading “Daily blog #41”

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 #34

Persistence Every day we are presented with opportunities to grow, sometimes in unexpected ways. I’ve been committed to learning Portuguese for over a year although sadly you probably wouldn’t know hearing my shitty attempts. Recently the unexpected happened, I ran into a lesson which I could not for the life of me get past. ForContinue reading “Daily blog #34”

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”