Getting settled in Austin

Getting settled in Austin: It’s been a fun first twenty four hours in Austin! Teaching…

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Last day in Puerto Rico

Last day in Puerto Rico: I had a great time today teaching a seminar here in Puerto Rico…

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Getting ready for Austin Texas!

Getting ready for Austin Texas! Gordon Ryan, Garry Tonon and I are getting ready for a…

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One day far out in the future

One day far out in the future you will have to face the biggest Jiu jitsu challenge of…

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The impossible goal of seeking perfection in Jiu jitsu

The impossible goal of seeking perfection in Jiu jitsu performance is a fine metaphor for…

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End of an era

End of an era: It is with great sadness that I have to announce the break up of the squad…

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When you first take a student into training…

When you first take a student into training, you try to make him see what you see, to…

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It’s Fourth of July

It’s Fourth of July - put some fireworks in your Jiu jitsu! It’s good to have a Jiu jitsu…

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At the end of the day none of us are special

At the end of the day none of us are special. Most of our best achievements in life come…

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Many of the ancient masters…

Many of the ancient masters would describe their style in terms of an animal that…

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Lex Fridman podcast

Lex Fridman podcast: While in Austin I had the opportunity to have a fascinating…

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When the work is done

When the work is done: One of the clearest signs that you have a sustainable training…

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First workout in Puerto Rico

First workout in Puerto Rico: It was great to be back on the mats in a new land here…

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Driving

Driving: An odd thing about my life is that I have not driven a car in thirty years! When…

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New York

New York: My life is probably a lot like yours. It’s been filled with moments of success…

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You can always come back to Jiu jitsu

You can always come back to Jiu jitsu: Life is complicated and often it creates times…

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The parable of the banker

The parable of the banker: Back in the late 1990’s when I was working as a bouncer in NYC…

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Night shift

Night shift: When I first came to live in America in 1991 and settled in to study and…

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Symbols

Symbols: I am often asked why I sometimes present students with a knife or sword after a…

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Early days in NYC – Mom and Dad visit

Early days in NYC - Mom and Dad visit: When I first came to NYC from New Zealand in 1991…

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