Sometimes life throws us something completely unexpected, and we lose all sense of where we are. It can be a moment of tragedy – like when somebody dies, you lose a job, you get into a car accident – or just a creeping sense of hopelessness shows up from out of nowhere. So what does


It’s nice to say that we’re going to use the Martial Arts to build confidence and responsibility, but what does this mean in practice? What actions can we take to help us squeeze some of the juice out of the things we’re experiencing as practitioners? One way is to change our thinking habits. Not just


Thanks to Ilya K. for this amazing essay. As a deeply committed practitioner at BBJJ, he understands both the challenges that come with learning the art of Jiu-Jitsu and the struggle to “swim against the grain” and absorb the cooperative philosophy of our classroom. His words capture the trickiness of navigating the path as the beginner becomes the

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There are dozens of ways to approach your martial arts progress, but what we’ve found over the years is that the key is to drill down and get SIMPLE. So with simplification at the fore, let’s delve into the 5 things you need in order to see in-the-dojo training success. #1 – Set a Specific