Valerie Worthington

Valerie Worthington

 

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What’s your grappling soundtrack? Here's my top ten songs for grappling. If you don't like my choices, feel free to comment. Turns out music is one of those topics that inspires lots of emotion!
I find it freeing that jiu jitsu allows me to express my masculine side. As women, we need to realize the way we've been socialize and our feminine behavior may not be appropriate in the gym.
If you're a man, imagine how your perspective on the world might differ if you were concerned for your physical safety pretty much all the time - and how it might affect your orientation to jiu jitsu.
Once I tapped out a man I was training with and he threw an actual tantrum. What I said to him next impacted his life and mine for many years to come.
While we deserve to have our priorities respected, we also need to have limits to our passions and respect others. Here are 3 ways to respect others while still being obsessed with your training.
An increase in the influence women bring to BJJ doesn’t have to be negative, and it doesn’t have to result in watered-down practices. Let me explain what we at WGC want to do for EVERYone.
Dennis Bermudez takes pleasure in breaking people and plans to do so again at UFC 157. Here's some insight into the training and mindset of a UFC fighter preparing to go into the Octagon.
Author Dan Buettner who previously traveled the world seeking answers to achieving longevity, takes a look at how happy people become happy people and shares his discoveries.
Getting started in BJJ is hard enough, but chances are you're also a bit of a social pariah around your academy. There's a reason for this, and there are also better and worse ways to get through it.
As people who take our training seriously, we sometimes meet resistance from the rest of the world. Don't our priorities matter as much as theirs? Why don't we all respect each others choices?
There are two icebergs. The iceberg of the knowledge our BJJ instructors possess, and the iceberg of the sacrifices they have made to bring that knowledge to us. Don't forget to say thanks.
Sometimes, when you're training, it's okay to cry. And sometimes, it's inappropriate and manipulative. Let's look at when it's not a great move to cry and you should find other modes of expression.