You want to improve. So you;re told to train hard, and fight for the things you want.
Sure, you need to show up. You ought to come in with a good attitude.
But how much effort is too much? When does your enthusiasm get in the way, and how can you use it in the right way?
Read on for more.
Change is complex. Building skills is hard work. You've been trying for ages. You follow your favourite athlete's advice, and it leads you nowhere. There's ups and downs and the struggles are real for everyday people. No-one seems to understand. Until now. We're here to help.
Parts of a whole always rely on the other parts to function. They have to.
Just like this one sentence means little without the context of what’s written above and below it, and in accordance with the whole article.
This is the trouble with isolation.
No one part of the body moves without support and adjustment from the rest of the structure.
An expert tells you what to do while a coach guides you through the process. At Higher Jiu Jitsu you won't be told what to do as much as asked how it feels? The most effective knowledge lies within yourself. It is our aim to faciliate the jiu jitsu, and help you uncover that for yourself.
When you seek to move with quality, you may do less, but you’ll do it better.
That’s as good a goal as any.
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.
Technical talk gets boring very quickly.
Most people think long and hard about the ramifications of specifics, and then still go on doing what they would have done in the first place.
We can chat till cow’s come home about the correct positioning of the feet, knees, hips, spine, chest, head, and everything in between when it comes to a good squat.
Or we can work in terms of a story, and let the process unfold organically.
Injuries suck. I hate them. And so do you.
Misdirected enthusiasm, coupled with ignorance is a dangerous combination. The trap of thinking you are invincible is an easy one to fall into.
We can do better. We can be smarter.
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.
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.