Struggle, Pain, and Jiu Jitsu OR Why You Might Be Missing Something in Your Life
There’s something fun about fighting everyday. It makes me feel alive. Everyone should learn how to fight. Preferably in a controlled, safe, and friendly environment (although not everyone can). To learn a martial art. If you have a friend who does jiu jitsu, they probably wouldn’t shut up about it when they first started. Telling…
Arm Bars, Collar Chokes, and Families
Tonight we learned the Duck Under from standing, a Back Take to Cross Collar Choke, Cross Collar Choke to an Arm Bar. My wife is good at cross collar chokes from the back, who knew. A family who pays money to learn how to choke each other, stays together. My wife and her younger brother…
Getting Ready for Jiu Jitsu Class
Walk the dogs first before leaving so our mini-spitz doesn’t pee on the carpet. The gi should be hanging on the rack in the bedroom. Hopefully I washed the gi’s yesterday or I will have to get up early to wash them and also put them in the dryer and they will shrink and feel…
You’re Never Too Old to Start Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
The man in the featured picture above is Christopher Wienandt. He was 60 years old when he competed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. “Get out there. It’ll be hard at first – harder than you could ever imagine – but it’s worth the effort. You’ll be healthier, you’ll feel better about yourself, and you’ll be part…
What Happens When You Take the BJJ Pill?
You go down the YouTube rabbit hole about guard passing, how to escape side control, and buggy chokes. You buy a mouth guard. You tie your gi belt incorrectly more often than you should. You tell everyone to try jiu jitsu even though you’ve only been going for a week. You discover #BJJTwitter and BJJ…
Getting Belt Stripes in Jiu Jitsu
Have you ever received stripes in a martial art? And have you ever felt like you didn’t deserve them?
How to Prepare for Your First Jiu Jitsu Competition
First of all, good on you! Definitely a great BJJ goal. I’ve learned competing in BJJ isn’t for everyone and most people who practice Jiu Jitsu don’t compete. So you should be proud that you want to put your body through the competition submission gauntlet. Being a no stripe white belt when I competed was…
195 Random Thoughts on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
I think about jiu jitsu a lot. Here are a bunch of random thoughts about mindset, fitness, health, and having fun with jiu jitsu… 25 Random Thoughts on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 25 More Random Thoughts on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 30 Random Thoughts on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 30 More Random Thoughts on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 85…
85 Random Thoughts on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
I’ve been thinking more and more about jiu jitsu lately. It’s probably because I decided to register for a competition at the beginning of May. Did I mention I’ve only been doing BJJ for four months? I’m so new to the sport that my white belt has a white belt. I’m excited and nervous. Anyways…
Why Did I Register for a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament?
I’m a four month white belt and I registered for the 2022 Ontario Open International Jiu Jitsu Competition. What was I thinking? Hopefully writing a blog post about it today will help me get to the bottom of why I would do such a thing while being at such a low belt rank. After chatting…