When being under stress is beneficial

VinceBlog, Monkey Jits, Off The Mats

What is it about martial arts which involve a struggle between the internal (against yourself/memory/timing/instinct/courage/fear/stress, etc.) and the external (your training partner/their skill/ movement/knowledge/the unknown/the unpredictability, etc.) that attracts us? Others may discover this struggle via yoga, lifting weights, learning a new skill and having to take an examination, etc. but nothing quite replicates and authenticates this experience via a … Read More

Reflections on the weekend

VinceBlog, Champion, Goal Setting Tools, Monkey Jits

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 … Read More