#115 Own It

At a young age, it’s normal to have little responsibility or desire for it. Having your mom make you meals or your dad go to work and pay the bills can be nice. As children our responsibility is often centered around good grades as well as some chores. The problem with having no responsibility asContinue reading “#115 Own It”

Daily blog #75

Outwork everyone My typical day starts with my alarm at 330am, a cold shower, 20 minutes of language, Wim Hof breathing routine, 32oz of water, coffee and 15-20 minutes of reading (currently Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill). Then I pack my things for the day into a gym bag and a work bagContinue reading “Daily blog #75”

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 #50

Humility One of the most beneficial aspects of Martial Arts is it’s endless ability to humble you. In a matter of minutes you can go from feeling like you are the best in the world to wondering if you belong. There’s also a carnal aspect to fighting in which a single mistake resulting in ultimateContinue reading “Daily blog #50”

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 #44

Fighting life Today punctuates an unbelievable weekend of fighting starting Friday with my brother and I in the Fight 2 Win BJJ event in Austin. Yesterday (Saturday) UFC 251 was held on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, an amazing card headlined by Jorge Masvidal against the defending champion Kamaru Usman. Third Coast Grappling also hadContinue reading “Daily blog #44”

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 #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 #25

The BJJ Divide If you live in the year 2020, you’ve probably heard of Jiu Jitsu. It is one of the most successful systems of self defense out there that revolutionized our understanding of fighting in the UFC (cagefighting) about 30 years ago. Yet, for a method of combat that wields such a degree ofContinue reading “Daily blog #25”