There's been many ups and downs on the path to the present. But we wouldn't have it any other way. This is Higher Jiu Jitsu and this is for life.
If you’re playing the long game, burnout is not an option, and rest is a necessity. From this year onwards, we introduce the Sabbatical.
You're busy, and time is precious. Nevertheless, jiu jitsu time makes it all worthwhile. Here's how to plan for your time on the mats, and commit for the long haul.
You do jiu jitsu to help yourself. To help yourself you need to look out for others. This is very much an inner journey, and yet it's done with the others around you. Your teammates need you. Help them out.
Fighting your opponent's movements is a path to nowhere. Instead, work with their energy, and the workings of nature. This is the way of Higher Jiu Jitsu.
You love jiu jitsu. It challenges you and you've never been so enthusiastic about anything in your life. But how much do you rely on it? How much jiu jitsu is enough? Just like on the mats, you seek balance as a way to keep yourself on your feet. Here's how..
Things are changing. Patterns are emerging. The result? Quality of life. This is the Higher Jiu Jitsu Story. And we're here for the everyday people of Sydney.
Who are you to enjoy jiu jitsu? Who are you to wear that colour belt? What makes you think you can help others on the mats? If you've ever been paralysed by these thoughts, you're not alone. Here's how to work with Imposter Syndrome within jiu jitsu.
You my precious friend, can be a real bully.
Sure, I love you for reading this, and I appreciate you with my life.
You’re probably just about the coolest person on Earth.
I know you mean well, doing your best you can with what you have at your disposal.
And still, you choose to think, and talk about yourself as you would a stubborn mule.
It is around this time of the year where time really does grow wings, shifts firmly into gear, and quickly flies off into the past. You contemplate the year that has just gone by, only so long until you’re overcome with that nervous excitement embedded in your stomach for the holidays, a new year, and a fresh chapter in our ever changing lives.
Meditation has changed my life.
No, I haven’t become Buddhist. No, I do not note ‘spiritual’ as my official religion. And I’m just about 26 years old, so mid-life crisis has nothing on me.
I once considered the thought of meditation too taboo, and Surry Hillslike, to warrant my full attention. I was aware the benefits were plentiful, and the mind body connection is an important one.
This week an amazing person with so much to offer the world lost his life. From all accounts, we’re led to believe that it didn’t have to happen. Loss of life will always be a tough pill to swallow. It tugs at the chords with more resistance when it is someone who has had an impact in your life.
We all have our goals for exercise. We run to keep our heart healthy, work out to get bigger, stronger muscles and joints, lay off the smokes to keep our lungs intact, and are (hopefully) vigilant with the fish oil. We aim to be lean, to look good, and feel great. This is what it means to look after yourself
Our mental health on the other hand is hardly given a mention. Happiness is presented as an esoteric destination far from conventional reality. Unfortunately, stressed, angry, disappointed people seem to represent the majority.
My life as head coach of Higher Health is filled with getting my clients and friends healthy, and performing at their personal best.
Granted, I should be practicing what I preach.
We're supposed to work hard, eat good food, and train often. But we hardly ever ask ourselves why. For some it is for performance, others to feel and/or to look better. Ultimately, no matter what motivates us, I think we all just want to live and be happy.
Amongst our endless to-do lists and busy lifestyles, we tend to place most importance in the ideals that we process most frequently around us. We’re bombarded with knowledge we do not have, and the idea of having things we do not yet possess, amidst a constant rush to reach perfection.