My Apology

I have to apologize, but not in the way you are probably thinking. I’m referring to the lesser known definition of apology, which is to make a rational defense of a position, also known as apologia. I am a firm believer that if you are going to have an opinion on something, from jiu-jitsu to […]

Wisdom Is Transcendent

Jiu-jitsu is often on my mind, but it is just one aspect of my life. When I read, I prefer philosophy over fantasy, political over fiction. As I read, I naturally test and apply concepts to areas not necessarily intended by the text. The Bible, Marcus Aurelius, Augustine, Hayek, the Art of War. . . […]

Levels Of Frustration

I’ve been on both sides of this guide. Level 10: Coach looks like he’s sleeping. Your attacks aren’t even close. Level 9: Coach moves his hands. He knows what you are thinking. This is still going to end badly. Level 8: Coach actually defends a submission attempt. You apparently have some idea of what you […]

A SimpleBJJ Christmas

Everything is an excuse to have jiu-jitsu involved. First up, Brown Belt On The Shelf             Then, we have The Night Before Christmas ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all ‘cross the mat Not a student was tapping, not even to naps; The heavy bags hung beside the mats with […]