I tend to travel a lot and from early on in my BJJ training have grown accustomed to visiting and training as a guest in academies other than my own. While I've always strived to be a good guest, the more I've learned about BJJ the more I've tweaked the protocol I follow to ensure … Continue reading How to Train BJJ While Traveling
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?
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
When I set about to learn a martial art, I never could have imagined that I would have found myself in the world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
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