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  • What Are We Fighting For Anyway?

    Bodies thrashing, twisted limbs, sweat squishing, desperate gasps for air.

    This is the chaos of live training. It doesn’t sound appealing, and it’s not pleasurable as it’s happening. So why do we continue to fight?

    Most of us can say why we chose this sport. Common reasons include getting into better shape, making new friends, exploring a […]

  • 5 Principles for Growth in BJJ

    By: Emily Kwok

    Before we breakdown some of the growth principles that have been helpful in my BJJ, let’s just clear the air here and demystify what the word ‘principle’ means in this context. All too often people will nod their heads when you mention, ‘Do you understand this principle?’ when they really have no flipping […]

  • Are You a BJJ Control Freak or a Fatalist?

    By: Joe Hannan

    At its core, jiu jitsu is about imposing your will on another human. Your goal is to gain an advantageous position and put them in some type of submission hold. This can have some interesting psychological implications.

    A work project has me thinking a lot about the psychological concept of locus of control. Generally […]