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

The View From The Plateau: Hope and the Jiujitsu Journey Ahead
Anthony N. Chandler / brazilian jiu-jitsu / Uncategorized

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

The Magical and the Martial Arts: The Reality of War and The Dream World
Anthony N. Chandler / brazilian jiu-jitsu / travel / Uncategorized

The Magical and the Martial Arts: The Reality of War and The Dream World

Like many men of my era, the quest to learn the martial arts began with Bruce Lee films which led the imagination then along the path of ninja and Shaolin monks on forgotten Tibetan mountains. Mystical Chinese masters and austere Japanese sensei might appear to Westerners in the guise of Mr. Miyagi in The Karate … Continue reading