Happy Leap year day everyone! This morning just started off odd for me, and has been continuing in that theme for the most part. Now I just need a white belt to try a flying armbar on me or something to complete the oddness.
Hopefully your day is a little less strange (although let’s be honest, we all need a little weird in our lives now and again).
Anyway, train hard, stay safe and (try to) have a great day everyone!
Happy Friday everyone!
There’s a comic called Heart and Brain, produced by The Awkward Yeti, and I feel like this panel speaks to me and my heart/brain:
Feel free to check out more of the comics, and have a great weekend everyone!
Hey everyone, White Belt Strategy has an interesting article laying out the differences between tournaments where points are awarded, versus a submission only tournament.
Check it out, let me know what you think- otherwise have a great day everyone!
Good morning everyone- Jiu Jitsu Times has an interesting article on certain practices jiu jitsu teachers can adopt from their school teacher counterparts. I agree with putting together an easily accessible syllabus: I’m not sure about the “homework” thing though.
Check it out, let me know what you think- otherwise, have a great day everyone!
Happy Friday everyone!
Not much to report, so here’s some Incubus to get you through your Friday- have a great weekend everyone!
Early this week the mid Atlantic/Northeast of the US was basically covered in ice: well, Philadelphia was, at least.
How does this relate to jiu jitsu? Well, if there is one thing I have applied from my jiu jitsu and grappling training into my real life, it’s (thankfully) how to fall without tremendously hurting myself.
People have asked me repeatedly if I’ve had to use my jiu jitsu skills in a real life situation- usually I think they are asking if I have been in a fight, so I reply “um, no?” But really, I have used my skills- I properly fall when slipping on some nearly invisible patch of ice so I don’t end up truly injuring myself.
So thanks Kano and Helio- you guys have kept me from a broken tail bone, or some other silly, inconvenient injury due to inclement weather- and jerks who don’t put salt on their sidewalks.
That’s all for today, folks: have a great day everyone!
Hey everyone, John Will has 12 steps to geting better at jiu jitsu: I’m personally a fan of “asking a question and listening to the answer”, and trying to identify the step by step process of a technique.
Check it out, and let me know which ones you like the most. Otherwise, have a great day everyone!
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I was looking up some famous quotes this morning (because why not?) and I found this handful of quotes from Henry Ford (according to the website Goodreads) that I thought could apply to jiu jitsu:
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”
“Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again.”
“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”
Just some food for thought. Have a great day everyone!
So, this has little to absolutely nothing to do with jiu jitsu, I just think it’s kind of funny to think of mice as having “violent rage”. A recent study published suggests they have found the neural circuitry that is responsible for unprovoked, violent outbursts from male mice.
While this doesn’t quite have any practical application to humans just yet, the article does mention, “this research may help map the neural circuitry that controls aggressive behavior, which could eventually lead to surgical treatment for humans.”
Check it out, and have a great day everyone!
This is a little bit of a weird one: GracieMag apparently put out what they thought were “famous” quotes by jiu jitsu practitioners. I thought it would be some of the more famous ones, like “a black belt is a white belt who never quit,” or the thing about one about being a shark and most people don’t know how to swim (you know, that one). Or maybe these are just well known quotes to me, because GracieMag pulled out some quotes that I have never heard before. Admittedly, I kind of live under a rock, but some of the quotes are just kind of odd.
I guess it’s better than when Metamoris decided to credit a quote to Jeff Glover on Instagram, I guess thinking that it was some original, inspirational quote and not realizing that he was in fact quoting lyrics from “Pass the Courvoisier (Part 2)” by Busta Rhymes. The quote was “don’t talk about it, be about it”, in case anyone was wondering.
Anyway, check out the article and have a great weekend everyone!