No one is perfect. People mess up. Companies, which are run by people, mess up. What happens after that mess up MATTERS. Apologies have washback, both positive and negative – Paula Deen is a recent example of “apologies” gone awry. Here’s how to give a sincere apology: Step 1: Be sincere Step 2: Take 100% […]Read More
Posts tagged WHOA!
So there’s a bit of debate raging on the Internet about an article by Keith Owen, a Pedro Sauer black belt called Can Women Really Handle Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Spoiler alert: Here was my face as I read the article. But wait – there’s actually a professional reason for this, in addition to the emotional one! […]Read More
I am stunned! For the first time in the 2 years since starting my jiu jitsu blog my traffic hit over 1000 views in one day! 1163 to be precise! To give you an idea of how special that is to me, prior to this week, I’d only hit over 400 views twice in the […]Read More
I have a fascination with matryoshkas, matroshkas, матрёшка, Russian stacking dolls or nesting dolls – whatever you fancy calling them, I’m a fan. I love the idea of what they represent – that Russian/Ukrainian aspect, symbolism, layers, hidden treasures, and their beauty. One of my next tattoos I have planned is a matryoshka. Then I […]Read More
When I posted about being able to physically do more in BJJ now that I’ve lost weight, Jean, a white belt, posted this comment: To be honest, I still don’t know if 1) I really am unable to do it, 2) I don’t understand how exactly it’s performed, 3) I’m not trying hard enough. I […]Read More
I wish I could remember whose blog I read this in! If you know, please tell me and I’ll link it! I define an AHA moment as: a big eye opener, something that helps change your game. It’s usually concepts rather than “AHA I learned the flower sweep!” Jiu Jitsu is made up of several […]Read More
Dirtyrancher, a member of Jiu Jitsu Forums has as his signature: Answer: Just go to class. I realized today the connection between playing an instrument and doing BJJ: Practice makes perfect. “If I miss a day of practice, I know it. If I miss two days, my manager knows it. If I miss three days, […]Read More