#136 The mind: Your secret weapon

Many in the sports culture are familiar with the phrase “Winning is 90% mental and %10 physical”. What the actual percentage is we will never know but the words still hold a great deal of truth. Napoleon Bonaparte was known as one of the greatest military generals ever. In a time where troops were heavilyContinue reading “#136 The mind: Your secret weapon”

#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 #77

The juice is worth the squeeze Today I received an MRI on my elbow that was injured in my previous fight. My third in the past three years. For whatever reason, the hum of the machine always puts me in a lull that has me snooozing in minutes. Maybe halfway through the process, for theContinue reading “Daily blog #77”

Daily blog #63

Action! In some way we are all inspired by actions. Any accomplishment worthy of admiration began with a single action. The materialization of what started as a single idea is always a result of steps that took action. Of course without purpose action is often futile but one could argue that it’s better to actContinue reading “Daily blog #63”

Daily blog #61

Patience is a virtue Even for those of us who are more patient than others there come times when our patience is challenged. Covid19 is new territory for many of us who are now under more stressful circumstances financially, emotionally and physically which can also affect us negatively. It’s important to understand that impatience isContinue reading “Daily blog #61”

Daily blog #60

Endure One of my favorite quotes from Marcus Aurelius is “If it is endureable, then endure it. Stop complaining.” Life is full of struggle, even for the wealthiest man, and no one can truly feel another’s pain. It is important to avoid assumptions in this regard but rather to exercise understanding. One thing we doContinue reading “Daily blog #60”

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 #51

Hurt or injured? Ok so it turns out my elbow is pretty fucked up from the attempted shoulder lock this past Friday at Fight to Win BJJ. This is not all bad, in some ways it’s good. As a Martial Artist, you learn to develop a mindset of toughness that will teach you the differenceContinue reading “Daily blog #51”

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”