Measuring success in your training

Vince Blog, Goal Setting Tools

It’s common knowledge at the gym that I’ve been training in different martial arts for a number of years now and one thing that is pretty consistent among all the different arts (at least with Asian martial arts) is the use of belt ranks to represent progress . The colour belt system is widely used in related arts such as …

Throwback to the 90’s Challenge Matches

Vince Blog, Current, Off The Mats, Self Preservation

Gracie Challenge Almost without exception the Gracie Challenge videos that shocked, inspired and motivated us to pursue learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (the old school generation among us) was highlighted by the fact that in almost all the challenge matches strikes and kicks were thrown. Granted that the environment was ideal for a one-on-one “duel” and there were safety considerations that …

The Way I See Things: Reflections

Vince Blog, Goal Setting Tools, Off The Mats

At last evening’s Jiu Jitsu class I briefly touched on various related subjects and I’ll touch on a couple of these topics with the hope that some of these ideas will resonate with you; What are your reasons for training or learning jiu jitsu? For you, what is the best method(s) for attaining these skills and can you commit to …