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Never Surrender: Adaptive Jiujitsu with Pete MacGregor
Anthony N. Chandler / brazilian jiu-jitsu / Uncategorized

Never Surrender: Adaptive Jiujitsu with Pete MacGregor

Life is never without its unfair nature and cruelty. However, it is often those moments of destruction from which we conjure our strongest magic. In the case of Pete McGregor, perhaps we can all learn how to approach our hardships and struggle: through adaption and giving all that remains to our passion and purpose. I … Continue reading

Solve et Coagula: A Review of the Kataaro Modern Flow Jiujitsu Belt
Anthony N. Chandler / brazilian jiu-jitsu / jiu-jitsu / Uncategorized

Solve et Coagula: A Review of the Kataaro Modern Flow Jiujitsu Belt

I like to believe in the magical and symbolic. Post-modern life often becomes void of anything that is not a combination of science, hard work and politics, so when I have an opportunity to add a splash of the imaginary to an otherwise drab scene I do. Given that aspiration, I love the wives’ tale … Continue reading

Vikings and Berserkers: My Future Summer of Training
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Vikings and Berserkers: My Future Summer of Training

I am a firm believer in positive thinking. While The Secret is a bit of a ridiculous book, the power of attraction and the laws of the universe remain obvious truths for anyone who actually attempts to accomplish their dreams. For me, I have found everything that I have ever aspired to through patience, positivity … Continue reading

The View From The Plateau: Hope and the Jiujitsu Journey Ahead
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The View From The Plateau: Hope and the Jiujitsu Journey Ahead

A strenuous life is filled with glory and disaster, but it remains critical for each of us to take a moment to reflect on where our personal journey has taken us, if only so that we may continue towards a desirable end. Last night, my acupuncturist asserted that I simply think too much and need … Continue reading

Class 200: American Top Team, St. Petersburg, Florida
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Class 200: American Top Team, St. Petersburg, Florida

Expect nothing; appreciate when Fortune brings the unexpected. Yesterday, I completed my 200th jiujitsu class in the most unexpected of places: St. Petersburg, Florida. Originally, I had aspired to take a private lesson with Professor Robson Moura at RMNU near Tampa, but he was travelling to seminars in Brazil. Not really a big deal though, … Continue reading