The Gauntlet

To my generation, Fabio Gurgel was considered one of the best Jiu-Jitsu practitioners ever, a real pioneer in the early days of Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. Some of you might even know who he is :). A few weeks back, he wrote a long post on Facebook about how he felt that his biggest mistake as a teacher was using … [Read more…]


Keeping a list of goals is still, to me, a worthwhile activity. It makes sense to track what you’re working on. And some of the things that are on there have been on there for years, which I’m fine with – this is a long-term process. But looking at that list recently, I asked myself why … [Read more…]

New Podcast: Episode 16

In this episode we tackle the importance of eliminating complaints, why presenting an “upright bearing” matters, and why we all need someone in our life to hold us accountable. We finish up with a discussion of Sifu Paul Vizzio’s contention that many practitioners go far…but not far enough. ••• Listen on iTunes: Share This: