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Sandbagging in BJJ

The dictionary defines sandbagging as deliberately underperforming in a race or competition to gain an unfair advantage. The term “sandbagging” in Jiu-Jitsu gets thrown around quite frequently, especially after watching some major competitions and noticing some of the same winners dominating the top of the podium in the lower belt rank divisions. But it has […]

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The Value of Jiu-Jitsu

Every now and then I get sentimental about Jiu-Jitsu. I often wonder what my life would be like had I kept on quitting as a white belt or stopped completely. I’ve also been thinking about the comparison between my training “education” and my actual education – like I am in my 9th year of training […]

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The Power of Positivity

Normally, I don’t get emotional about Jiu-Jitsu aside from the normal mental and physical exhaustion from an unusually hard training or tough competition loss. I can recount on one hand how many times I’ve cried during or after a training session or fight. Needless to say, I haven’t even shed a tear during a belt […]

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Blind Loyalty or Creonte?

It is interesting that the word creonte is still thrown around, as cross training across teams and affiliations are becoming more widespread. For those who come from the “old school,” many of whom have been training for over 10+ years, have a difficult time separating the blind loyalty that they have for their academy from […]

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Plateau vs Complacency

Lately I’ve been misinterpreting feelings of plateau with complacency. I suppose that they feel interchangeable, as I often feel like I’m not improving or nothing has changed much despite how much I train. However, the difference now is that I realize that I have been more and more complacent with my training – especially when […]

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