Losing Members

This isn’t a topic that I’ve heard spoken about often in the martial arts, especially in Jiu Jitsu. When you first start an academy. It’s often a small, tight knit group of loyal members that decided to believe in you and your vision. And if you’re lucky, your program and your academy will begin to grow as you become more successful. Gaining new members is great and is a sign of a great business. But what about losing students? No

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Thoughts before a competition

Just finished competing at the first major tournament of the year. The IBJJF European Championship. My results didn’t go the way I wanted them too. But as I often tell my readers. We can learn a lot from our tournament experience. We can’t control what happens on the day of the competition. No one can. But we can control our actions and thoughts leading up to our event and what we do after the competition. For this post, I decided

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Why do Jiu Jitsu competitors transition to MMA?

I first wrote about this topic in a guest post I did last year, The Next Great American Champion, but it’s still very relevant today. It’s not easy to make it in Jiu Jitsu. But it’s definitely getting easier. When I was coming up the ranks. I never thought that I would be doing Jiu Jitsu as a career. It was just a hobby that I was really passionate about. However, I still went to school and worked while I

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