Archive for August, 2013

Importance of Open Mat

  We had a great Sunday Open Mat yesterday with over 20 color belts in attendance, but no white belts.  Having all color belts is nice for training but made me think about what the white belts are missing out on.  Open Mat is arguably the most important mat time you can get but for whatever [...]

Drug of Choice

I have mentioned several times that Jiu Jitsu is much like a drug or an addiction.  It is the first thing you want in the morning and the last thing you think about before bed.  If you have to be away from it, side effects include grumpiness, loss of sleep, restlessness, depression, anxiety and in [...]

The “U.P.”

I just got back from a week long vacation to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, what a great week.  My family rented a large house on the Manistee river outside of Stephenson, MI that incredibly slept all 26 of us.  The week was full of site seeing, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, cards, basketball, crochet, whiffle ball, [...]