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Why I Wrote “On Jiu Jitsu”

Friends, I wrote “On Jiu Jitsu” because the most worthwhile growth which the training of Jiu Jitsu provides is often…

by Chris Matakas

Five Ways Stephen King Can Improve Your Jiu Jitsu

This week I read On Writing by Stephen King. The premier instruction manual for the aspiring writer, King shares his…

by Chris Matakas

The Implicit Impetus of Jiu Jitsu

In the martial arts community there exists a tacit truth which goes unspoken because it is so socially repulsive. Way,…

by Chris Matakas

The Instructor-Student Relationship

I have been blessed with the opportunity to teach Jiu Jitsu. She is an art of great complexity, both physically…

by Chris Matakas

One of the Many Ways Jiu Jitsu Has Taught Me Humility

One of the prerequisites to becoming highly skilled in Jiu Jitsu is that you must first lose extensively. We must…

by Chris Matakas

The new My Mastery has been released!

Dear Readers, As we have done with my previous books, we wanted to give you a peak inside my newest…

by Chris Matakas

The Real Reason to Earn a Black Belt

I have been given the rare opportunity to teach Jiu Jitsu for a living. This is a privilege that I…

by Chris Matakas

Why I Train Jiu Jitsu

In the past few days I have been asked numerous times why I train Jiu Jitsu. My inquirers expect answers…

by Chris Matakas

Humanity & Sport: The Common Ground of Jiu Jitsu

I have been blessed to be a member of an incredible team at RABJJ for the past six years. Jiu…

by Chris Matakas

Ten Important Life Lessons from Martial Arts

I have been incredibly fortunate to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with the best in the world for the last half…

by Chris Matakas
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