Archive for January, 2013

Intelligent self-image

January 31, 2013

With all the talk about the ‘97%’ and ‘3%’ in BJJ right now (admittedly loved the 97% bit), my opinion on self-image is a smart one is that of worm food.

Yes, you, me, we are going to die someday, so choose living instead manufacturing ideas about, get this, yourself.

Love every Jiu-Jitsu moment the best you can and let it go.


Chest deep

January 31, 2013

Chest deep in study mode with three different BJJ projects going (study not product related).

Blog is probably going to suffer a bit as a result, we’ll see.

Product vs. Producing

January 29, 2013

What’s the difference between handing some one a product and demonstrating how to produce?

The biggest problem with seeking and thinking in terms of ‘answers’ is it’s an incredibly challenging framework to drop altogether as it’s held in place by insecurity which feels real, but has no solid basis in universe dictated by flow, change, and adaption.

Getting clowned on the mat

January 24, 2013

If a person is skilled enough to embarass you on the mat, that’s like discovering you live a mile away from the ocean.

Asking questions at this point is akin to grabbing a surfboard and breaking into a full sprint.

The secret to being a BJJ workhorse

January 23, 2013

Find out what you love most about Jiu-Jitsu, then get totally and completely stoked out of your mind about it as often as possible:

The path of understanding

January 23, 2013

The path of understanding is a continual stream of new beginnings not end points.

Making the complex simple

January 23, 2013

“Everything should be doing stuff” ~Eric Hemphill

I told a friend recently that making things simple before understanding complexities first chokes the learning curve.

An example of this is hearing an instructor friend recently state ‘frames are only for creating space.’

The intention is great, because I know he’s trying to make things simple for himself and his students, but the ‘only’ statement is mind cancer.

Frames do everything for everyone.

First, they are there to feel what’s transpiring in moment, second they direct energy, and finally you reverse, escape, or chill based off what you’re feeling.

Most importantly, the above ideas are starts.

Can frames do other things? Highly likely. ;o)

Definition of a hero

January 21, 2013

Bat blog style son:

Tension and connectivity

January 21, 2013

The goal of every ‘position’ is to create a degree of tension.

Effective tension enhances connectivity, which in turn facilitates ‘feeling’ your opponent.

In light of this, what is every limb doing and why? Are you using everything? What are you missing?

Being your own hero

January 20, 2013

Read the verbage ‘be your own hero’ on a Chris Haueter designed patch he’ll hopefully be selling soon.

Comic books (and all art) are there to serve us by teaching us something about ourselves.

Indeed, Krypton is closer than we think.