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Goals? Why limit yourself

One of the things I struggle with as a traditional martial arts instructor is this notion of success. I'm not here, nor should any other instructor, to show you how to succeed. That's the job of the martial arts as a whole. The sheer exercise of studying a martial art will teach you and instill... Continue Reading →

Right In The Privates

One of the things that is much more prevalent with Brazilian jiu-jitsu than other martial arts is the occurrence of private instruction. For many of the early practitioners who began training when Brazilian jiu-jitsu first made it's debut in North America (and I'm sure elsewhere) private instruction was the only option on the table. The... Continue Reading →

Puked Again…

Getting back into shape is challenging let me tell you. The age thing isn't helping one bit but I'm improving and seeing gains in my performance. Today was a good example. The opening warm up was tougher than normal and it was all cardio. The same warm up three months ago would have wrecked me... Continue Reading →

Things At Rest

Things at rest whither and die. That's just the nature of things. If you are inclined to just sit on the couch and let your boy and health atrophy I think you should reconsider the quality of your life. I can't fathom not being able to enjoy my time with my kids or potential grand... Continue Reading →

Oops, I done messed up.

After such a wonderful outcome as a result of my preparation and participation at my first Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition I made what turned out to be a step backwards. A mistake that has taken two months to get me back on track with my training and fitness. Actually I made two errors in judgment but... Continue Reading →

The Big Day

Here I was still trying to get back into shape and I decide to enter my first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition. Going into it I knew I was still very new to Jiu-Jitsu which meant I was very likely outclassed by every competitor I would be up against and I also didn't know if my fitness... Continue Reading →

My Super Diet?

The thing you have to understand with me is I've always been a fussy eater and as a general rule my diet pretty much sucks. I've never been a big fan of vegetables and as a child I'd even go so far as stuffing my peas and carrots in the furnace vent went when my... Continue Reading →

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