By: Emily Kwok
Faixa Preta: Black Belt
When I began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it was a good while before I’d ever encountered a real live Black Belt and it never occurred to me that I would ever become one or want one. The Black Belt was almost like a god or deity — holy, sacred and […]
By: Joe Hannan
Jiu Jitsu attracts an inordinate amount of surfers and surf culture, right down to grappling in board shorts and rash guards. Anyone who has done both is likely quick to identify the parallels. I stumbled across this one while talking to one of Princeton BJJ’s founders and master instructors, Art Keintz.
Prior to class, […]
You will fail.
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” — Samuel Beckett
Modern life does not condone failure. To the contrary, society reinforces that it is something to be avoided. If you’re like me, a begrudging member of the Millennial generation, you’ll remember scoreless T-ball games, seasons that ended with trophies […]
Tightening up some attacks from the back!