Positive Near Death Experiences: A How To Guide

In jiu-jitsu, one has countless opportunities to enter into a submission of which they cannot escape. Many submissions involving the arm, ankle, knee, wrist, or neck don't give you a whole lot of time to think about your situation. When these get compromised, you quickly tap out. There are situations, one of which I will … Continue reading Positive Near Death Experiences: A How To Guide

An Unexpected Promotion

It is difficult being stoic sometimes. I've trained myself to not worry about the things I cannot control. To a certain extent, I succeed. This last week put these feelings to the test. When I mentioned that there would be a John Hansen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar to my wife on Saturday, and that Cody … Continue reading An Unexpected Promotion

Freedom in Commitment

A few weekends ago, I committed to running the "Psycho Wyco" Run Toto Run 10 mile option, as well as competing at the Victory Grappling Championships in both the Gi and No-Gi divisions. I also committed to the 165 lb weight class, which means I have a few pounds to drop. Believe it or not, this produced freedom. … Continue reading Freedom in Commitment

Lessons Learned from a Jiu Jitsu Competition

Victory Grappling Championships was held on Sunday, December 2nd in Parkville, MO.  The St. Joseph Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club hosts the event. This was my fourth competition. In all of my competitions up until this one, I've won my first match. In the Gi division, I only had one other competitor in my division.  When … Continue reading Lessons Learned from a Jiu Jitsu Competition