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 […]

Ball Rolling

I’ve spent the last couple weeks sparring with only one hand because my left hand is injured. It’s presented a lot of frustration, but it also made me think a lot. It’s also been a while since I made up a game for the adults. Chocolate, meet peanut butter. So, for tonight’s fundamentals class, I […]

Jitsallica – Master of White Belts

Tonight I handed out my first stripe promotion, and it was to my wife. To celebrate, I’ll release another Jitsallica tune. Master of White Belts ———————- End of your mat play, crawling slow away I’m your source of self-improvement Veins that pump with fear, you’re trying is so clear Leading on your lifes’ construction Try […]

Smashers Anonymous

Me: Hi, my name is Paul, and I like to smash people at open mat. All: HI PAUL Me: It’s been 17 days since I last smashed someone. All: [applause] Me: I’ve been having a hard time lately. I know I’m not supposed to break my toys, but my sparring partners get all tense and […]