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