From Fat Ass to Bad Ass: Odin's Jiu Jitsu Journey

Rain Droplets

The oceans of the world have depths that are seemingly unfathomable. The oceans flow in many different directions but are all still part of the same whole. The ocean peaks and crashes, has destructive storms and strong currents. At times the ocean is calm quiet and...

Big Guys in Jiu-Jitsu

When I started Jiu-Jitsu, I weighed 330 pounds and was strong as an ox from competitive powerlifting. I was by far the strongest guy at the dojo and was the biggest guy there too. If you actually believe the non-sense that people can say or the Internet memes you...

Self

As a human being it is difficult for me not to tie my own self-worth to that of my accomplishments or in some cases the lack there of. I think that this is very societal especially in the way that the media influences us from an early age with the concept of winners...

Strength: How important is it really?

As a powerlifter strength was king. It was all about getting bigger and bigger numbers for me and once I accomplished a big number then I have to get an even bigger number. A powerlifting competition consists of three lifts, the bench, the squat and the dead lift. You...

Toni Lettner Judo Seminar Review

In the real world no one is going to start a fight with you while they are on the ground on their knees and if someone does you can just kick them in the head. During most Jiu Jitsu classes very seldom will you start rolling with your partner from standing unless it...

Am I Getting Better???

This is a question that everyone that has trained (any sport) has asked themselves plenty of times. Learning and training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been one of the most exciting and challenging things that I have ever done in my life athletically. It has been a pursuit...

Goal Tracking Your Training

A goal is defined as “the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or a desired result.” Are you training with a sense of purpose? If you do not have any goals for your training then unfortunately you are training without a purpose. Now to take that idea a step...

Promotions

After much reflection I have come to the conclusion that a promotion whether it be a stripe or a belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an acknowledgement that the practitioner is on the right track more so than a symbol of status. Jiu Jitsu is a life long journey and while...

I’ll give you the answer to the question “What is most important to the heart of a warrior?” The answer is, “To desire with one’s very soul every second of every day to accomplish one’s aim.”

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Individual Aim

I’ll give you the answer to the question “What is most important to the heart of a warrior?” The answer is, “To desire with one’s very soul every second of every day to accomplish one’s aim.” The above quote is a Samurai quote. The Samurai were feudal warriors of...

Making the Most of your Training

Chances are that if you are reading this, then you are probably in a very similar situation to me. I am not a professional athlete nor am I an amateur athlete. I work full time in a very demanding industry and I also have a family. This really leaves little time in...

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