Thinking about a theory that suggests football players see themselves as either "destroyers" (think Marshawn Lynch) or "thrillers" (think Richard Sherman). I had a conversation with a non-BJJ martial artist last year that went along similar lines. He suggested that most people who did martial arts either thought of themselves as "superheroes" (i.e., potential defenders of the weak) or "warriors" (i.e., potential challenge-seekers). Obviously the categories aren't mutually exclusive, but I still think it is interesting to think about. Do you love teaching white belts? Do you prefer training with and competing against the toughest guys and gals around? This may help explain why.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Training Days: three
Four Week training average: 1.25
Techniques of the Week
GB Curriculum Week One
Box Step / Power Clean / Arnold Press circuit, 20 / 5 / 5 for 10 sets - Sun am, Sat am
168.2 lbs. (Mon pm)
164.2 lbs. (Thu pm)
0 minutes / 0 sessions*
* 12 minutes specific training / one session
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Monday, January 05, 2015
"The Jiu-Jitsu that I created was designed to give the weak ones a chance to face the heavy and strong."
A l w a y s. T r a i n. M o n d a y s.
Sunday, January 04, 2015
Friday, January 02, 2015
There’s a big difference between how I respond to situations in life when I’ve been working out hard on a regular basis and not. If I get out of jiu-jitsu class after a really hard roll and a boulder landed on my car, I’d be bummed out, but my reaction would be so different than if I was on my way to class all tense and angry cause I haven’t had a chance to work out for a few weeks, and a boulder landed on my car. Then I would be like, ‘What the f—!?’ The perspective changes depending on the stress level.Read the whole interview with Steph Daniels.