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Should I Sign Up For Jiu Jitsu?

Should I Sign Up For Jiu Jitsu?

I finally broke down and signed up for jiu jitsu. I say “broke down” because it’s been something I’ve wanted to do for a little over a year. When I decided to drive to Neutral Ground to talk to someone about a membership I was nervous for a variety of reasons. I am...

Rain Droplets

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...

When the hand is raised

When the hand is raised

 In defeat: If the opponent’s hand is raised. Blame no one, for there needn’t be blame. You put in your effort during and up to this point, the rest is out of your hands. Be thankful for the opportunity, and respectful of your opponent’s hard effort before and during...

Jiujitsu is without pain.

Jiujitsu is without pain.

Jiujitsu is painless, technical, and flowing. That is a beauty of Jiujitsu. It can be done by all walks of life, with anybody, regardless of stature, and without pain. A jiujitsu technician can go from training with a power lifter to a child, small-framed lady,  and...

Self

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...

Your Jiujitsu Alphabet

Your Jiujitsu Alphabet

One of the first things you learn in school is the alphabet. If asked what letter comes after “p” you’d most likely say in your head “l-m-n-o-p…Q” It’s so ingrained in us that for the rest of our lives we run that shitty song over in our heads countless times, for...