JJ Pugsley's Blog

Tips for Older Jiu Jitsu Practitioners

Training as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner at an older age comes with a unique set of challenges. However, these challenges can be mediated through the following tips, which will help you continue to improve at Jiu Jitsu even when you are no longer in your 20s....

Jiu-Jitsu and Suffering

Jiu-Jitsu is the way of the warrior, and every warrior must endure a path of suffering. To be clear, suffering is not a burden, but more a blessing. As a general rule, many view hardship, pain, and failure as negative stressors on their lives. When you learn to view...

Injury & Recovery As An Athlete

  Athletes make up a group of elite people in the world, who are often in the best physical shape of their lives. From MMA fighters to soccer players, the skill and perseverance needed to compete is bountiful. This said, a major pitfall of athleticism is prone to...

The Mental Health Benefits of Practicing BJJ

  I may be a little biased, but the benefits of partaking in a mixed martial arts are endless. In one of my first blogs, I mentioned how Brazilian Jiu Jitsu impacts the way a practitioner thinks. Not only does our BJJ training impact our thought process, it also...