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21 BJJ Improvements: 10 Keeping my brain young

21 BJJ Improvements: 10 Keeping my brain young

Part 10 of 21 improvements BJJ has had on my life. This was inspired by Tangled Triangle: 21 Days of Improvement. You can read my Part 9 here! 10/21 Improvements from BJJ:  Keeping my brain young There’s a lot of information out there about brain plasticity, or neuroplasticity. It has to do with aging and how sharp your […]

21 BJJ Improvements: 8 Meeting amazing women

21 BJJ Improvements: 8 Meeting amazing women

Part 8 of 21 improvements BJJ has had on my life. This was inspired by Tangled Triangle: 21 Days of Improvement. You can read my Part 7 here! 8/21 Improvements from BJJ: Meeting amazing women! “These athletes serve as role models. Women need role models. They need to see other women in leadership roles that excelled in sport. […]

21 BJJ Improvements: 6 creative outlet

21 BJJ Improvements: 6 creative outlet

Part 6 of 21 improvements BJJ has had on my life. This was inspired by Tangled Triangle: 21 Days of Improvement. You can read my Part 5 here! 6/21 Improvements from BJJ: Creative outlet! Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers […]

21 BJJ Improvements: 5 Healthy Lifestyle

21 BJJ Improvements: 5 Healthy Lifestyle

Part 5 of 21 improvements BJJ has had on my life. This was inspired by Tangled Triangle: 21 Days of Improvement. You can read my Part 4 here! 5/21 Improvements from BJJ: Healthy Lifestyle “He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.” Arabian Proverb My life for several years involved eating things that […]

21 BJJ Improvements: 4 New Social Circle

21 BJJ Improvements: 4 New Social Circle

Part 4 of 21 improvements BJJ has had on my life. This was inspired by Tangled Triangle: 21 Days of Improvement. You can read my Part 3 here! 4/21 Improvements from BJJ: New Social Circle Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.  —Joseph Brodsky Before I started BJJ, I had a negative view […]

21 BJJ Improvements: 3 Easier Movement

21 BJJ Improvements: 3 Easier Movement

Part 3 of 21 improvements BJJ has had on my life. This was inspired by Tangled Triangle: 21 Days of Improvement. You can read my Part 1 here! 3/21 Improvements from BJJ: Easier Movement To me, if life boils down to one thing, it’s movement. To live is to keep moving. —Jerry Seinfeld Before Jiu Jitsu, […]

21 BJJ Improvements: 2 Faster Reflexes

21 BJJ Improvements: 2 Faster Reflexes

Part 2 of 21 improvements BJJ has had on my life. This was inspired by Tangled Triangle: 21 Days of Improvement. 2/21 Improvements from BJJ: Faster Reflexes Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex. —Norman Vincent Peale Before I started jiu jitsu, I […]

BJJ: Things I’m Excited about, September 2013 Edition

BJJ: Things I’m Excited about, September 2013 Edition

Happy Chuseok from Korea! Chuseok is a Korean holiday that gives people 5 days off in a row. It’s often described as a “Korean Thanksgiving.” At my school we dressed up in hanboks, traditional Korean costumes, and made some Korean toys. On to the BJJ stuff! 1. I’m going to the Asia Open! I bought […]

BJJ: Photos from JiuJiu’s Nogi match

BJJ: Photos from JiuJiu’s Nogi match

Here are GORGEOUS photos from my match at the 5th Korea Open Jiu Jitsu Tournament. Photos by Song Kwang-Bin, publisher of blackbelt.kr, who kindly sent them to me. THANK YOU Mr Song! I love them. It takes my 1:15 match and shows exactly what happened. I don’t have amazing pictures from the gi match, but […]