Valerie Worthington

Valerie Worthington

 

All Articles By Valerie Worthington

How can grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu be a metaphor for life? The way we find balance in grappling can be the very same tools we use to find emotional balance throughout our day.
Everyone strikes some kind of balance in their lives. Our pursuits at physical balance can enlighten our metaphysical ones. Do you feel your life is lacking in balance?
How often do you pat yourself on the back? Probably not as often as you do it for other people. Belts in martial arts give us a chance to look back and contemplate our achievements.
Coach Val is a black belt AND a PhD - good luck out-fighting or outsmarting her! Val also has a keen wit, so check out her holiday list and find out what SHE thinks needs to be under the tree.
Have a friend who's become obsessed with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or grappling? Not sure how to communicate with them anymore? Read these 10 tips to win over your martial arts friend!
“Leave your ego at the door” - as you cross the threshold into the grappling academy or gym, tap into your humility really fast. You can learn a vital truth from anyone - if you are willing to do so.
One thing I have become pretty good at is helping people feel comfortable drilling and training with me; this, in turn helps me have a more enjoyable training experience.
What exactly IS wrong with Randy Couture's ear?!? Beauty is in the eye - and for some, the ear - of the beholder. Read on for more details about cauliflower ear.
It's more than stickfighting. It's a collective of self-aware, articulate individuals intent on "dying less often". It's the Dog Brothers.
Walk as a warrior for all your days. Guro Marc Denny of the Dog Brothers explains how.
Got grapple? Women's Grappling Camp, an organization committed to women and the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, hosts another successful event, featuring highly decorated black belt Hannette Staack.
Winter athletes run the risk of literally freezing themselves. Learn how to stay warm even in the coldest temperatures and stave off frostbite.