Valerie Worthington

Valerie Worthington

 

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Duane Stevenson coaches from his crutches and fights from his wheelchair, and he feels like a lucky man. Learn about Duane, his MMA school, and what he really teaches people.
Rami Genauer started off as a regular MMA fan, until he became obsessed. Since there were no fight statistics available he founded FightMetric and now you can know every detail about every fight.
Sometimes it can be difficult to set aside your own ego when a training partner is showing theirs in full-force. Here are five tips for dealing with those moments when you want to put your BJJ to use.
I want to feel good about my training, but I inherently need to be dissatisfied with my current level in order to strive to get better. This journey often weighs on me when I am training.
As someone who fears the dark and enclosed spaces, caving sounds like my own personal ninth circle of hell. But so does BJJ to some folks. So what is the allure of caving, and why do people do it?
Have you ever wanted to punch someone but also challenge him or her to a game of strategy? Have you ever had difficulty deciding whether to use brawn or brain? If so, chess boxing may be for you.
If you saw one of your favorite sports celebrities, would you talk to them? Would you stand back? I asked a professor of sociology specializing in fame what her thoughts were on fan interaction.
I have advocated elsewhere that BJJ be treated like an academic discipline. Today I muse on how preparing for competition and studying for college exams are quite alike - in exactly five ways.
The Fighter’s Mind is for readers who want to understand how and why any of us challenge ourselves to improve. It is a book for and about fighters. In other words, it is a book for and about us.
You're a coach with a student who asks to train with you for free. Not sure what to do? Let's walk through what this looks like in terms of setting boundaries and feeling good about your decision.
Training a student for free and feeling let-down? Uncomfortable with an instructor who keeps hitting on you? Money, relationships, and hero worship are murky areas of boundaries in athletics.
You have no doubt encountered conflicts in relationships, sometimes arising from boundaries being crossed or just not existing. Why are boundaries good and how can develop awareness of them?