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  • Surfing for BJJ’s ‘Soft Zone’

    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

    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 […]