Valerie Worthington

Valerie Worthington

 

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Be a force for good in your jiu jitsu world and crush negativity into the mat.
Earning a black belt on the mat is one thing, but it doesn't grant you any entitlement in every day life.
After seventeen years of training BJJ, my attitude towards grappling with differently ranked partners has changed.
There are a few key ways to prepare for your competition to maximize your enjoyment and results during the event.
Some of the toughest lessons we learn in the classroom can teach us to cope with the challenges we face as coaches and athletes.
You need to be ready to make some big sacrifices if you plan on making it to the top of your game.
Take some time to step back and evaluate the ""whys"" of your own routine.
Over the years I have met many people who have become longstanding friends, teachers, confidantes, and business partners.
How my attempts to remove excess earwax on my own helped me to realize how unique the lifestyle of the BJJ athlete is.
People who train BJJ like to preserve the moment as much as anyone. But we also put our own spin on things.
It was Dr. Phil who observed, “We teach people how to treat us,” and whether you like him or not, I see it all the time.
Before you ask your coach for advice, make sure you are truly willing to change your behavior.