If No One Told You That You Couldn’t …

If No One Told You That You Couldn’t …

… how would that change your beliefs? This is a question I ask myself a lot. I remember when I was a blue belt right after winning nogi Pans I was talking to a friend about how I felt that I could really be something in jiu jitsu if I kept up the effort. That...
Thoughts by Ginger Mark

Thoughts by Ginger Mark

I have thought long and hard on what I wanted to say about my experience yesterday at World Masters. I have decided to just speak from my heart. No I did not bring home Gold, but what I have accomplished this year is far more special to me. I made a commitment to...
There is a Spiritual Side to Jiu-Jitsu

There is a Spiritual Side to Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the fastest growing martial arts in the world and has seen a particularly steep increase in the number of female participants, like those in the United Arab Emirates, whose national team manager reported that there are more than 47,000...
Jiu Jitsu Teaches To Remain Calm Under Pressure

Jiu Jitsu Teaches To Remain Calm Under Pressure

In this article discussing the life-changing benefits of training Brazilian jiu jitsu, we’ll talk about how the Gentle Art teaches us to stay calm under pressure, both on the mats and in daily life. We all have moments of intense stress. Terrible morning traffic, a...