Instructor Progression

I’m currently embarking on my next adventure in Japan. Over the next next few months I’m going to be traveling. Competing and teaching seminars. There’s a lot that goes into getting to this point and today I’m going to break down the progression that one might take to make this a career or not. Being a full-time instructor is often not a straight path. In fact, many of the instructors that I know started in other fields. But then made

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Modern Sponsorships

gear sponsor gi bag

I was recently introduced to a newer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brand called Enois. Founded by David Telfer who trains out of Robot Fight and Fitness in Santa Monica. I already have a long running relationship with a well know brand but I was happy to promote some athletes that I knew would be great brand ambassadors. Between contacting all the athletes, writing recommendation letters, and trying to gauge their interest in being sponsored. I realized that there was a lot

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Competiton Anxiety

Conquering competition anxiety with Alec baulding

A few weeks ago, I competed in the Atlanta Winter Open. This tournament experience was a bit different than others because this time, I had the opportunity to talk with other students at the academy who were planning on competing. We discussed issues like how they were preparing to compete and their thought process that they were going through in the weeks leading up to the tournament. A few common topics that arose were the issues of dealing with stress

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