Under Pressure: Coaching Students in the Heat of the Moment

Under Pressure: Coaching Students in the Heat of the Moment

The number of reasons why I began dedicating so much of my time to coaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is endless. The art is so multifaceted: your mind and body are both so fully engaged, and observing students refine these skills and push themselves in the right direction...
Jiu-Jitsu and Suffering

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...
Nutritional Guide for BJJ Practitioners

Nutritional Guide for BJJ Practitioners

As you’ve learned from past blogs, quite a few aspects of everyday life play major roles when training in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Sleep patterns and supplemental training on off-days are some of the main ones. For those outside of the BJJ world, nutrition and...
BJJ Belt Ranking Breakdown: Part 4

BJJ Belt Ranking Breakdown: Part 4

If you’ve been following this blog series, you likely have a decent understanding of how tedious it can be to work one’s way up the BJJ ranking system. The hours of training, maintaining health, and mental capacity it all takes can be overwhelming for many. If you’ve...
BJJ Belt Ranking Breakdown: Part 3

BJJ Belt Ranking Breakdown: Part 3

The belt ranking system in BJJ varies in many aspect from other well-known mixed martial arts. As you advance in BJJ, you are expected to adapt your mindset as well as your technique. Once you pass your purple belt, some of the real challenges begin and expectations...
Travel and Jiu Jitsu: The Perfect Pair

Travel and Jiu Jitsu: The Perfect Pair

Around the world, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is rapidly becoming the martial art of choice. Practitioners are taking the skills they’ve developed and are expanding the sport wherever their travels take them. While of course, it goes without saying that Brazil is the heart...