Lessons from Jiu-Jitsu for Better Leadership and Coaching

Over the past year, I have been diving heavily into the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (excluding a 3-month downtime due to an almost torn off toe) at Team Juaco in Scotia, NY. It has been a Tougher road then I thought it would be putting on that white belt. Between learning new techniques, unlearning good habits from wrestling that are bad in BJJ, and checking an ego I didn’t know I had. My professors have been a huge help in not only improving my game but also teaching important lessons which I have now been applying to both life and my own coaching.

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Random Epiphany

Recently I had an epiphany that for the past year I have become content with life. Some would look at this and say, "Good for you!” when in reality this is my worst fear. To be content is to be unchanging. It is the hunger of knowledge and self-hate that I suck that fuels me to be better and makes me good at what I do. This happened recently when I was watching my mentor doing a consultation with a personal training client.

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Cutting Weight

Cutting weight, is it right for you? I’m asking myself that same question as I’m currently on my 5th day of a weight cut for a BJJ tournament tomorrow. I started the week at 178 and woke up this morning at 171.2. I still have a couple pounds to drop to make sure I make 169.9 tonight at weigh-ins.

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Another Milestone

Today, I hit another personal milestone in keeping healthy. Ran an 8.45 min mile then added 7 more mins of jogging. I know to some that's not very fast, but considering my age (62) and the fact that I'm not a big cardio person with a lot of upper body muscle... I impressed myself.

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Athletic Mindsets

Over the last 10 years, I’ve had the privilege of competing against, befriending, and coaching many different caliber athletes through wrestling and as a strength and conditioning coach(last 2.5 years). Over this time I realized that with each individual having their own mental approach, it always seemed to come down to 3 different mindsets; the competitor, the switcher, and the warrior...

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The December Challenge

I was perusing through Instagram when I came across this; A challenge posted by @operationwerewolf. I thought to myself that this is pretty interesting and ended up modifying it a bit. This is what I came up with...

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A Summer of MMA

With MMA on the rise, watching it gives us that itch to want to step in, to test ourselves, to have that glory of getting our hand raised. We all believe we can achieve this, but do you really know all the preparation that goes into getting there? This is an insight to just a fraction of what is needed to take your first fight.

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Nutrition is a Journey

I’ve been having lately more clients asking me what I do for nutrition and how I got in good shape. It really hasn’t been luck or genetics, Its been a journey of constantly reading, experimenting, learning, and tweaking...

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