Martial Arts

Martial Arts

How to Have a Good Day

Every moment, I am hoping to grow a little.

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Persuasion in the Martial Arts World

I do some thinking aloud about what martial arts schools can do better when talking to beginners.

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Advice Given to Someone Going for Their Brown Belt in Karate

I recently had a conversation with someone who was testing for their brown belt in Karate. While Karate may bring up images of people breaking boards and shouting “hiyah!” the style of Karate we practice is very much old-school, filled with intense sparring and little room for error when it comes to receiving corrections. And […]

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Lessons from Writing that Apply to Jiu Jitsu (Or Any Martial Arts Practice)

I like writing. I like martial arts. The two have a lot in common.

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It’s Been Hard to Write Lately

One of my friends wrote on IG that she says she has a lot of feelings about BJJ belt promotions that she wishes she doesn’t have. I felt the exact same way but was afraid to articulate it. I was too afraid to say it because I didn’t want people to judge me, but I’ll […]

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