martial arts

Flow Kimonos Air Gi (Product Review)

The Air gi has a minimalist design and is lightweight, attractive, and built to last - a perfect gi for training in warm weather.

Beyond the Body: How Fitness and the Brain Serve Each Other

Self esteem, psyching up, and life lessons. These are all ways that fitness interacts with our minds beyond the physical scope of the gym.

Find Purpose in Training and Life (Athlete Journal 50)

Since the beginning of this year, I’ve been making a conscious effort to be less of a negative Nancy about things. I think I'm finally getting the hang of it.

The Value of Competition (Athlete Journal 36)

Competition forces you to take a look at your game and actually think about what caused your bad position or loss.

My Fantasy Gi - How I'd Design a Perfect BJJ Kimono

I thought it would be fun to create a mock-up based on my favorite features of the gis in my collection.

The 6 Most Important Things Martial Arts Taught Me About Life

Next to my family and my faith, I have learned more about life from the martial arts than through any other endeavor.

Stability for BJJ: Why You Need It and How to Get It

If sports involve movement and the definition of stability is a state of something that is not easily changed, why would you want to be stable?

Great Expectations (Athlete Journal 35)

Coming off my win last week in Boston, I briefly thought that I may get a little complacent in my training, but that was far from the case.

It's Tournament Time (Athlete Journal 33)

This weekend I'm heading to the Boston Summer Open, and I'm feeling excited and optimistic.

Changing Up My Training (Athlete Journal 32)

Injuries, illness, tournament struggles, and all the other obstacles I faced earlier this year seem like a distant memory now.

Hyper-Recovery Mode (Athlete Journal 45)

This was a great week of training, with lots of new skills, a visit to a different gym, and a relaxing recovery day.

Diet Is a Slippery Slope (Athlete Journal 31)

This week was all about ramping up my training and cleaning up my diet. My next big tournament is just around the corner.

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