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On Why Adults Should Learn Self-Defense

Much of the western world is governed by a Christian ethic which encourages the proper treatment of our neighbor. Nearly…

by Chris Matakas

Why We Should Train at a Slower Pace: Continued

In part 1 of this 2 part series, we discussed how performing the bulk of our training at an intensity…

by Chris Matakas

3 Reasons You Should Train at a Lower Intensity

I have been reevaluating the way I train in an effort to maximize health, wellness and skill acquisition. With my…

by Chris Matakas

On the Need for Necessity

A 37 year old friend told me he’s in the best shape of his life becauseĀ he has to be. AtĀ 31,…

by Chris Matakas

On Points, Going Inverted, and Longevity in Training

The realization that I will be training Jiu Jitsu for the next 40-50 years has me reevaluating my practice. I…

by Chris Matakas

Begin With The End In Mind

This week’s blogs are grounded in lessons derived from reading that have applied directly to my practice of Jiu Jitsu….

by Chris Matakas

On Incremental Progress

In this week’s blogs, I went to the bookshelf to share some books which have influenced my Jiu Jitsu. The…

by Chris Matakas

Injuries and Jiu Jitsu: Understanding our Time Horizon

It seems to be a fundamental truth: if you are going to achieve a high level of technical competency in…

by Chris Matakas

Play, Rather Than Work, Jiu Jitsu

One of my greatest obstacles to happiness is that I am so hyper-focused on becoming that I often neglect being….

by Chris Matakas

“Savage”: Why We Need A New Vocabulary

If writing has taught me anything, it’s that words matter much more than we are consciously aware. Members of the…

by Chris Matakas

Why My Kids Will Train Jiu Jitsu

When I am a parent, my kids will train Jiu Jitsu because a maturing human being needs to purposefully meet…

by Chris Matakas
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