What My Black Belt Means To Me

The Jiu-Jitsu black belt is such a far off dream when you first start training. As a white belt, black belts seem like unicorns. Superheroes. Jedi knights who have reached another level of enlightenment. It almost feels unattainable, years and years away. Surely, when you have reached the black belt level, you will have mastered […]

admin - June 11, 2019
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My Year In Review

It’s been one year since I officially moved to California and changed my life forever. Last summer, I took a really big leap of faith. I left behind a job, friends, and family, and made the move out to San Diego to pursue Jiu-Jitsu full-time. This move is one of the scariest decisions I’ve ever […]

admin - August 28, 2018

We’re All Mad Here

A Competitor’s Insight Into the Mental Journey of Jiu-Jitsu   In a recent conversation on the mats, the point was brought up that “In order to make it to black belt in this sport, you have to be a little crazy.” I know so many people in Jiu-Jitsu, myself included, who deal with various levels […]

admin - December 8, 2017