Finding my groove again

Finding my groove again

A higher belt once told me that there would be periods along my jiu jitsu journey where my motivation and love for the game would be lacking.  As an eager blue belt, I laughed this off and swore it would never happen to me. But that’s just where I found myself for the...
Drill, Roll and Star Gazing

Drill, Roll and Star Gazing

The Journey It has been seven and a half years since our family was introduced to the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lifestyle. Many people have come and gone during those seven years. So many that I have begun to forget all of the names and faces that have traveled on and off...
The More Subtle Experience

The More Subtle Experience

I think it’s safe to say that winning matches and collecting the resulting medals are fun parts of every tournament. Sometimes though, things don’t go our way. But that’s okay – through the years I’ve personally learned to appreciate the more subtle tournament...
Seven Ways To Get Out Of A Rut

Seven Ways To Get Out Of A Rut

Stuck In A Rut Nothing is worst than being stuck in a rut.  I know, I have been stuck in one more than once.  I began questioning if I even liked training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu anymore.  What happened to my passion for the art?  Why was I starting to feel anxiety about...