Failure is a Life Skill

One of the great joys I get from teaching Jiu Jitsu is that I have the ability to put people in a situation where they can experience failure. Failure is something that when avoided at all costs really becomes something corrosive and damaging to the soul. In Jiu Jitsu particularly during free sparring or some […]

The Shock of Danger

A lot of people are under the mistaken impression that if they were to find themselves in a dangerous situation where they were being assaulted by another human being that they would be able to cycle through a number of options and find a way out of it because they’re smart, savvy people. This however […]

Jiu Jitsu and Confidence

Jiu Jitsu is a bizarre activity and I’m sure at this point you’ve met at least one person who is just uncompromisingly in love with it. If you ask them about it their face just lights up and they are ready to roll around on some carpet to show it to you or take you […]