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It’s OK to quit… sometimes

Going against the grain of many rah-rah, “you can do it”, & “quitting is for losers” ethos promulgated by self-help gurus via their mega-seminars, books and videos, quitting things that you do is all to easy. Much like putting on weight over the holidays due to over indulgence, slothen lifestyle, travels and whatever else life throws at you, it’s ok …

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Reflections on the weekend

Over the last weekend two of my Jiu Jitsu clients took part in a Malaysia’s largest and most attended BJJ competition held in Paradigm Mall. I suppose you can consider this to be the Nationals with all major BJJ academies taking part. Short story, one came back with the Gold medal and the other lost by points in the first …

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It’s not what you see, it’s what you feel

Of late, I’ve been working to improve my perception of pressure, angles and timing, not in that order but focused on those elements. When I embarked on this jiu jitsu adventure my approach to learning like many other beginners were focused primarily on the visual, strength and speed. I saw what my mind wanted me to see, becoming myopic on …