I got to travel quite a bit this summer, seeing and training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with old friends and learning the styles and personalities of new friends. All of this has been for the stated purpose of discussing Training Wheels, the book I wrote about my jiu-jitsu adventures throughout the United States. Don’t get me wrong. […]
Last month I attended the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World Master Tournament in Las Vegas to serve as coach on behalf of Princeton Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, where I train and teach. This tournament is targeted to competitors who are at least 30 years old. The idea is that many of us who have been around […]
The Olympics have come and gone, and with them, many daydreams about photo finishes and medals and national anthems. So if you are passionate about your athletic pursuits, you are obviously in good company; as the past two weeks of competition demonstrate, there is no shortage of people compelled to strive for excellence. On the […]
Like my spirit animal Whitesnake (and my spirit vocalist David Coverdale), here I go again. I leave tomorrow for North Carolina, where I will be participating in an open mat and book signing at Pendergrass Academy of Martial Arts on Saturday at 10am. Come join us for training, discussion, and snacks!
During the first part of July I got to indulge my inner traveler and take a road trip that included stops in Maine, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Detroit. I got to see friends and family, I got to train, and I got to discuss my book and life in general with amazing people who share my […]
Thanks so much to 313 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Detroit for an amazing open mat, book signing, and discussion last Tuesday evening. We shared some technique, did some training, and had a great discussion about life, training, and the intersection of the two. I hope everyone who attends these events gets half as much out of […]