Tag: brazilian jiu jitsu

Everyday Is Training Day

Blocking and Tackling

I recently did a podcast with Ellerbrock Norris’ Encore Safety Network for whom I am a regular contributor.  This episode the topic of discussion was blocking and tackling.  The idea being until the basics are mastered no amount of advanced programing or processes will be successful.  In the reality of the safety world this can be a matter of life or…
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STRESS: The good, the bad, the…

There is only one person on the planet that can always take care of you…and that’s YOU! Only you can determine what kind of stress is in your life.

Martial Arts: A Continuum of Understanding

As our environment changes due to COVID and political pressures, many people make decisions in great haste (dare I say in a knee jerk manner).  If there is one thing the martial arts teaches us is to use patience and wisdom to guide us.  The Continuum of Understanding developed in 1982 by Harlan Cleveland serves…
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Building Resilience

Change.  Many of us spend a great deal of time, money and energy trying to avoid it yet somehow it always seems to find us and often at the most inopportune time. It is an understatement to say the past few months have brought a lot of change for many people.  Some falter because of…
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Just How Dedicated Are You?

Is your level of dedication on the brink of being maniacal? Maybe that’s where it needs to be to get what you ultimately want.

What did you expect?!

Put people in your life that are willing to check you on your understanding of reality. Temper your effort and your expectations will be realized.

Perspective

Perspective is something skewed quickly and greatly; especially today with social media and real time access to information. Becoming an open book, selflessly sharing your knowledge and wisdom to help make people around you better humans and practitioners of the art is something every martial artist should look forward to doing.

Learning to Suffer Can Lead to Greater Things

We often hear the phrase the game is 90% mental.  Name the sport; players, coaches and sports psychologists will all generally agree that mindset and mental state trump physical prowess on the field of play.  A player who possess a killer instinct, doesn’t choke under pressure, and can seemingly block out distractions will triumph over…
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Instead of Goals, Raise Your Standards!

One of the most foundational principles in operations management is standardization. The more standardized a process is the more efficient it tends to be over the long haul in terms of time, money, and energy. In manufacturing, where products are mass produced, standardization is vital to maintaining high quality, eliminating waste (LEAN), and preventing defects…
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Be Ready!

“Hey Coach!  If I wanted to compete when do I need to start getting ready?”   “Start getting ready?” “Um, yesterday!”    Former Army Ranger, Tim Kennedy, is well known for his time in the UFC as well as several of his credos; one of which is “Be Hard To Kill.”  Having the mental and…
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