#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 # 67

The danger of early success As humans, we not only derive great satisfaction from our own success but through that of our friends or loved ones. At Team Hargett through both the Athlete Perfomance division and Jiu Jitsu we are blessed to be apart of the lives of some very talented individuals who are achievingContinue reading “Daily blog # 67”

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 #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 #58

Warrior soul Beneath our skin lies a common feature deeper than blood and bone. It has brought us through the most challenging of times and the bloodiest of battles. An energy so strong that even to this day science does not know it’s full capacity. It is our fighting spirit, our will power, the gritContinue reading “Daily blog #58”

Daily blog #56

What Jiu Jitsu is really about… Depending on where you go, you will hear many different ideas of what Jiu Jitsu is about. Some claim it is self defense, a vehicle to self improvement, a sport, or a tool for self discovery, none of which are wrong. But when you leave the bubble of yourContinue reading “Daily blog #56”

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 #27

Fuel to the fire It feels like yesterday was the day I started doing a daily blog which makes it hard to believe tomorrow will be my 40th blog post. It’s fascinating how quickly time can slip by. A quote comes to mind by one of the Greek philosophers, Seneca or Marcus Aurelius, that IContinue reading “Daily blog #27”

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”

Daily blog #23

For the 23rd blog post I felt inspired to talk about the greatest athlete of all time, number 23, Michael Jordan but with all that’s going on and the amount of interest our Jiu Jitsu academy is receiving, I refocused my sights. In an earlier post I talked about how Cyber Bullying is not aContinue reading “Daily blog #23”