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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Rrecovery and return to greatness cannot be stopped

No matter how much destruction is brought to the body and property; as long as the spirit…

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5:30am another night done

5:30am another night done: Here is an old photo taken at the end of a long night working…

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Young masters

Young masters: When we think of martial arts masters the image that usually comes to mind…

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The soul of Jiu jitsu will always be submission

The soul of Jiu jitsu will always be submission: Every combat sport has its soul. For…

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Lost time?

Lost time? There are not many certainties in Jiu Jitsu but here is one - AT SOME POINTS…

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Life takes us in many directions – but you can always come back to Jiu Jitsu

Life takes us in many directions - but you can always come back to Jiu Jitsu: Many people…

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One of the surest ways to success in life is to identify an unacknowledged truth

One of the surest ways to success in life is to identify an unacknowledged truth -…

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People treat you differently when you are dangerous

People treat you differently when you are dangerous: A big theme in my coaching is that…

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The ideal of Jiu Jitsu

The ideal of Jiu Jitsu: My understanding of Jiu Jitsu never waivers from this - JIU JITSU…

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