By approaching every training session with a giving mindset, we can all elevate our teammates and ourselves, and motivate one another. It will also have a profound effect on our approach to life off the mats.
As one of the older teammates at my BJJ academy, I consider myself slower and less athletically gifted than many of my fellow students. I see many other students training who are much younger, come from a martial arts background, and/or are simply in a stage in their life where they’re able to train nearly … Continue reading What Role Do You Play On the Team at Your BJJ Academy?
I freely admit that I’m a complete nerd when it comes to studying proper form when strength training. I even go so far as to analyze videos on YouTube and Instagram and critique the form of the posters. I’m sure that this is partly due to a slight case of OCD, but much of it … Continue reading The Importance of Proper Form When Strength Training
Today while in class at my BJJ academy, I discovered a breakthrough past what had been a source of frustration for me for quite some time. I realized that I was finally learning how to learn. When I first began training BJJ and for a long time thereafter, my mind got lost in the details. … Continue reading Learning How to Learn
I’ve found training with kettlebells to be one of the most beneficial strength and conditioning workouts for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It enables me to train muscle movements that mimic those used in BJJ, is great for developing strength and mobility, and has excellent cardio benefits. When I first began training with kettlebells, I sought out … Continue reading Book Review: Kettlebell Simple & Sinister, By Pavel Tsatsouline
I’ve developed a few ways to prevent injury in order to allow me to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as regularly and as often as possible.
As someone who travels frequently for work, it's often very difficult to maintain a good diet, especially one that will support the nutritional demands of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.