Books and Publications

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Training Wheels: How a BJJ Road Trip Jumpstarted My Search for a Fulfilling Life

Memoir/travelogue about my third-life crisis, which prompted me to quit a lucrative job and sell a valuable condo to drive around North America training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and finding myself. Details the exhilaration and terror of experiencing true freedom, the joy of reconnecting with old friends, and the challenges of achieving true contentment.

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How to Love a Grappler: A Guide for People Who Love People Who Love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

A free download that explains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to people who don’t train but who want to understand one or more people who do. Helpful for anyone who cares about someone who is pursuing a passion and “just doesn’t get it.”

Breaking Muscle

A health and fitness website to which I have contributed stories, interviews, and articles since close to its inception in 2011.

The Secret Subversive Power of BJJ

An article positing one of the reasons women are drawn to BJJ.

Inverted Gear

A company that sells jiu-jitsu gear and also participates in the broader conversation about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through its blog, to which I contribute regularly. Click the links below to read my posts.