Displaying posts tagged with

“meditation”

What is Ginastica Natural?

Students often ask me what is the best conditioning for bjj.  My first answer: bjj!  You will continue to develop technique as well as your conditioning, whereas if you went jogging, there is no technical benefit. Doing more bjj isn’t always possible.  You may not be able to make it to the school to train [...]

Share and Enjoy:
  • Print this article!
  • Digg
  • Sphinn
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Mixx
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Ping.fm
  • StumbleUpon
  • Twitter
Share

How A Black Belt Can Hurt You

Having a belt system in any martial art has several purposes.  One is that students know who to trust as far as who to learn from.  Belt color will let you know to trust the darker colored belts and to take advice from white belts with a grain of salt.  There are white belts in [...]

Share and Enjoy:
  • Print this article!
  • Digg
  • Sphinn
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Mixx
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Ping.fm
  • StumbleUpon
  • Twitter
Share

Why Meditate?

Meditation is one of the most powerful tools for improving your martial arts abilities and your life.  Here’s how it will help your Jiu-Jitsu:   Share and Enjoy:

Share and Enjoy:
  • Print this article!
  • Digg
  • Sphinn
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Mixx
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Ping.fm
  • StumbleUpon
  • Twitter
Share

The Highest Purpose of the Martial Arts

I train in the martial arts for many reasons.  It keeps me in shape, I improve my ability to defend myself, it is mental chess, it builds my confidence, I make friends, it is fun, and it’s my livelihood. No Mind: Mushin But there is a deeper reason why I practice martial arts.  There is [...]

Share and Enjoy:
  • Print this article!
  • Digg
  • Sphinn
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Mixx
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Ping.fm
  • StumbleUpon
  • Twitter
Share

How to Meditate (2 techniques)

When you sit to meditate, you can use several different poses.  You can sit on a chair with your back away from the back of the seat.  You can sit in a kneeling position, with your shins on the floor (called “seiza” in Japanese).  You can sit with your legs crossed.  For the flexible, you can [...]

Share and Enjoy:
  • Print this article!
  • Digg
  • Sphinn
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Mixx
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Ping.fm
  • StumbleUpon
  • Twitter
Share