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Jiu Jitsu, Humility, and The “Big 5” of Academic Psychology

Jiu Jitsu is the vehicle through which we achieve self-mastery. It’s complexity and difficulty create the perfect environment to mold…

by Chris Matakas

Jiu Jitsu, Death, and Self-Optimization

I spent a great portion of my twenties studying Buddhism and Stoicism, both of which heavily value the theme of…

by Chris Matakas

Why We Must Train BJJ Consistently

With Matakas BJJ opening next month, I have been purposefully training less so as to let my body rest for…

by Chris Matakas

How BJJ Teaches Kids To Delay Gratification

There is an experiment known as “The Marshmallow Test,” in which children are seated at a table with a marshmallow…

by Chris Matakas

Jiu Jitsu and Persistence

While discussing my athletic career, my mom reminds me, proudly, “You always won the Mom Awards.” I never won most…

by Chris Matakas

What The Dragons of Mythology and Garry Tonon Taught Me About Jiu Jitsu

I have recently found much value in my study of Mythology. Myths are more than stories, they are windows into…

by Chris Matakas

3 Reasons Your Child Can Benefit From Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu is more than a martial art with which to defend yourself; Jiu Jitsu is a tool with which…

by Chris Matakas

What is Jiu Jitsu?

I was at a wedding this past weekend and so many friends offered a similar sentiment, “Congrats on your new…

by Chris Matakas

Our Logo: An Explanation

I felt an explanation of our logo was necessary. Traditionally, Jiu Jitsu schools use an apex predator to symbolize their…

by Chris Matakas

Our Tagline: Why We Chose It and Why It Matters

Our tagline is “Where we pursue individual goals as a collective.” I wanted to briefly discuss why we chose it,…

by Chris Matakas

MBJJ Welcome Letter

Dearest Friends, After a long and arduous process of almosts and not quites, we have signed a lease! The future…

by Chris Matakas

How Jiu Jitsu Taught Me To Read

The most efficient way to learn Jiu Jitsu seems to be to focus on concepts rather than techniques. Techniques are…

by Chris Matakas
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