Question of the Day 11-22-2017

Question of the Day

Here’s a question for you:

What lesson have you learned the hard way, either on or off the mat?

Apparently I’m a slow learner in many areas. Before I started jiu jitsu I injured my shoulder (partially torn rotator cuff) and my hamstring (pulled doing sprints). Both times I went back to my workouts too soon and set myself back. Now I know to let myself heal completely before resuming my normal activities. I still don’t like waiting but I will if necessary. 

Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts.

Question of the Day 11-21-2017

Question of the Day

Here’s a question for you:

If you had to teach someone your favorite technique, would you be able to do a step by step lesson and what would you teach?

My answer: I don’t think I’m ready for teaching yet. But one day I would love to coach and teach technique in a class setting.

Let me know in the comments what your favorite technique is and how would you teach it.

Question of the Day 11-20-2017

Question of the Day

Here’s a question for you:

What can you do today on the mat that you were not capable of a year ago? What about in the rest of your life?

My answer: A year ago today I was honestly not even thinking about returning to Jiu Jitsu yet. I was doing kickboxing at the academy but training jiu jitsu hadn’t entered my mind beyond the general feeling that I missed it. So I can honestly say that anything I can do on the mat today is more than I could do a year ago.

What comes to mind when you look back a year? Let me know in the comments.

Question of the Day 11-19-2017

Question of the Day

Here’s a question for you:

If someone new to the art asked, what advice do you have about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

My answer: I would suggest they try a class and see for themselves what it’s all about. There is so much to Jiu Jitsu that I would have a hard time narrowing down the most important points. Nothing is better than first hand experience.

If you have advice to offer a newbie or even someone unfamiliar with Jiu Jitsu, what would you say? Let me know in the comments.

Hello from Barbados

Today I’m celebrating my birthday while on vacation in Barbados. I’m mostly recovered from the vertigo. After Thanksgiving I’ll be more than thrilled to get back on the mat and train again.

I’ll be back soon. Until then, I hope you’re enjoying my jiu jitsu questions of the day. 

Question of the Day 11-16-2017

Question of the Day

Here’s a question for you:

When was the last time you tried something new? What did you try?

My Answer: I guess I’m not very adventurous because I can’t think of anything off-hand. I’m always trying now things in training but off the mat, nada. This is something I can work on I think…

Let me know your thoughts in the comments  and maybe you’ll inspire me!

Question of the Day 11-15-2017

Question of the Day

Here’s a question for you:

What are your thoughts on BJJ tournaments? Do you compete? Why or why not?

My Answer: I totally respect anyone who steps up to compete at any level. I don’t plan on competing because I’m too concerned about injury. I watch the younger people at our gym go to tournaments and come home with bruised ribs, torn ACLs, and busted shoulders. It takes me too long just to recover from training to even think about competing.

I also know that if I were to enter a tournament, I would probably have to roll with a girl half my age and that’s already tough enough during our after-class Randori.

What are your thoughts on jiu jitsu competitions in general or on your competing personally? Let me know in the comments!