Categorized as: Fitness

Measuring the Positive Influence of Jiu Jitsu on PTSD

Over the years Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and the positive impact it has on on mental health and specific issues has been researched and discussed. We all know that training BJJ or any martial art has been proven to have direct links to an increase in self-esteem, self-confidence, and fighting depression.

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Jonathan Lipnicki Talks About Being Bullied

You’ll recognize former child actor Jonathan Lipnicki from his movies Jerry Maguire and Stuart Little. Well, that little boy is all grown up now. He’s still making movies and at 26years of age he has also earned a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. In a recent Instagram post, Lipnicki revealed that as a child and teenager, he was often the target of bullying. Read More

Mirror, Mirror: Shattering Your Negative Self Image

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Of course, your own reflection, but who are you really seeing? Recognizing yourself is more important than just identifying the face that you see in the mirror. It’s about seeing who you REALLY are.

For some people, this is not an easy task. Read More

6 Secrets to Starting the New Year Right

Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution? If you’re like millions of other people today, you’ve probably made at least one New Year’s resolution during your life.

As the New Year approaches, many of us have it in our minds to stop some habits and start others. Sometimes that means we stop eating eating junk food, other times we start a new hobby, and sometimes it literally means making up your mind to get in shape.

Boy, have we tried that one!

Let’s be honest, the road to replacing bad habits with good habits is not an easy one no matter how much you really want to change.

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My Dreams Don’t Take Holidays

Have you ever dreamed a dream so big that you didn’t want to tell anyone else? Something you desire more than anything else in this world?

If you have, you are like most people in the world today – we ALL have dreams – and we all dream BIG dreams.

I have a question for you, how much work have you put into that one dream…a couple of hours, a couple of days, or have you dedicated every waking moment to see that dream come true?  

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Girl Power: The Empowerment of Women in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is an martial art that has been around for hundreds of years. In today’s world, it still remains popular because of the dynamic skill set that it creates and hard work that it demands. Across the world today there are millions of people who train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but there is one group that is making a serious impact…women!   Read More

Four Secrets to Eat Like a CHAMPION

You are what you eat may be the most commonly used phrase about food. We’ve all heard this phrase, right? Yet, it has never been truer than it is today. For most people, the way that we live today leaves very little time for eating a balanced diet. We are always so busy with work, picking the kids up from school, getting homework done, running errands, and the other tasks that sometimes sticking to a consistent food schedule can be tough. So how can we live a healthy lifestyle when we are always so busy? Let’s work together and find out what should we eat? Read More

5 Ways to Be a Better Teammate

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a social activity.  Think about it, how good would you be if you had no one to train with? You need social skills to have teammates that are willing to train with you.  Without appropriate social skills, people will avoid you and you won’t be able to improve your BJJ skills.  So let’s make sure that you can be the best teammate possible! 

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The Presidential Debate Survival Guide

Let’s be honest, the Presidential debates can bring MANY emotions. We have all felt some fear, some anger, and even some occasional excitement. Either way, we know that this most recent presidential debate is going to leave us all a little more worse for wear. 😉 Read More

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