martial arts

My First Competition as a Purple Belt (Athlete Journal 59)

I competed at my first tournament as a purple belt on Saturday, and I took second place in the division.

Tournament Training Week (Athlete Journal 58)

This week I took it easy and focused on getting ready for my next tournament this weekend.

The 2014 Masters World Championships (Athlete Journal 43)

I am happy with my experience at Worlds, and after competing ten times this past year, it is time to rest and get ready for 2015.

Keep Training When Life Is Busy (Athlete Journal 57)

Every second of every day has been occupied by something I had to do for school or the gym this week, but I'm ready to take on the challenges.

Gold at the New York Pro (Athlete Journal 42)

After winning gold last weekend, I’m feeling pretty confident as I get ready to head out to Masters Worlds this week.

A Bittersweet End to My Training Cycle (Athlete Journal 41)

Thirteen weeks of training hard came to an end this week. I'm happy with the progress I've made and ready to compete.

Periodization, Rest, and Injury Prevention (Athlete Journal 40)

These three principles have helped me stay on the mats and be successful in tournaments this year.

5 Martial Arts Lessons on Peak Performance for the Non-Martial Artist

Performance is everywhere. Interviewing for a job. Competing in a fitness competition. In order to succeed, you must be prepared.

Got Midterms? BJJ Can Help (Athlete Journal 54)

It's midterm time at school, so of course all of my teachers decided they needed to give us one last test or quiz. Training is keeping me sane through it all.

The Importance of Training at a Different Academy (Athlete Journal 39)

My BJJ training schedule has undergone some changes and I am already beginning to reap the benefits.

Too Much BJJ Can Be a Bad, Bad Thing

Getting better at BJJ comes down to one thing - being able to train consistently for a long period of time. But this doesn't mean training TOO much.

The 2014 No-Gi Pan Ams (Athlete Journal Entry 53)

I competed in the IBJJF No-Gi Pan Am tournament on Saturday, and I ended up falling short. But I still learned from it.

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