• Quitting Becomes a Habit

    You heard it right! Quitting can become a habit. How you do one thing is how you do everything.  Everything starts in the mind. Your daily decisions are the deciding factor of your success. As soon as your alarm rings and you open your eyes, you have to make...
  • Control Your Body! Don’t Let Your Body Control You!

    Almost all of our actions are based on unconscious decisions.  We tend to react to situations more than act with intention.  Even our body language is getting dictated by our circumstances.  Body language is something so critical but so easily overlooked. The power and effect it has to the...
  • The #1 Hack to Improve your Jiu-Jitsu Immediately and Get Faster Results

    There is a simple way you can learn and improve your skills a lot faster than your competition.  It’s called reflection.  If you practice jiu jitsu daily you can end up going through the motions without noticing any improvements.  You end up going in circles and wonder why you...
  • Rage, Anger, Stress – Conor McGregor’s Recipe for Disaster

    Hate him or love him, Conor McGregor always seems to captivate our attention. Making him the biggest draw in MMA history. His trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 should have been the conclusion to their rivalry. However, an injury that forced a doctor’s stoppage at the end...
  • Bruno Bastos Announces His Retirement

    After decades dedicated to high-performance BJJ, the black-belt, Bruno Bastos has announced his retirement from competing in the adult division. An ADCC veteran and IBJJF champion, the head of Lead BJJ is wrapping up his competitive career at the age of 40. Bastos’s journey in the sport started when...
  • Presenting the Art Within the Art; Henrique Kraychete

    To many who are uninitiated to the art of jiu-jitsu, it is common that once you tell them that you are a practitioner in the art the first thing they may spring into is the stereotypical karate stance or some sort of extravagant pose straight out of “Kung Fu...
  • The Dichotomy of Freedom

    “Freedom ain’t free”. A short, simple statement that serves to put on display the idea of irony. Now, the path to freedom will have a different look for many people. There is a key ingredient of sacrifice. This can be a sacrifice of time, which can keep you away...
  • Lost Weight; Gained Life Success: Frankie Orr

    Age:38 Height: 6’2 Starting Weight: 330 Current Weight: 215 Hometown: Sacramento Home Gym: WAZA BJJ Instructor: Derek DiManno Rank: Blue Belt How did you discover jiu-jitsu? I was introduced to jiu-jitsu through my supervisor GK, every time I would see him he would tell me “the hardest thing to...
  • Father Knows Best

    Age: 39 | Height: 5’10” Starting Weight: 285 lbs Current Weight: 210 lbs Hometown: Washington, DC Home Gym: Team Rubao Carioca Instructor: Rubens Rodrigues Rank: Purple Vernon Kirk discovered jiu-jitsu when helping his son investigate a karate school.  At the suggestion of a friend, They checked out jiu-jitsu instead. Since...