positive mindset

  • Make This Your Best Year Ever!

    In the immortal words of Bruce Buffer, “IT’S TIME!” Or at least it’s that time of the year when the majority of individuals have come up with resolutions for the next 12 months in order to improve their personal lives in some aspect. With that in mind, here’s our...
  • Overcoming Fear of Failure in Jiu-jitsu

    Achievement motivation is the need for an individual to show competency in a skill area. For someone practicing jiu-jitsu, achievement motivation would be a central tenet for the practitioner to behave in a way that leads to effective learning and application of the Gentle Art. Research into the psychology...
  • How to Relax for More Effective Jiu-Jitsu

    Being calm and relaxed is one of the most challenging aspects of learning and practicing jiu-jitsu. For the majority of the population, jiu-jitsu is a great way to alleviate the stresses of everyday life, getting good exercise, and learning something new in the process. Another way that some people...
  • Fear: Friend or Foe

    FEAR! Can paralyze the most skilled grappler and cause him to become timid. A moment of self-doubt has caused many competitors to fear losing and focus on preservation rather than winning. An opponent who comes out stronger than expected, with a strategy you didn’t expect, has caused many grapplers...
  • Mike Terpstra

    Age: 38  |  Height: 5’7”  |  Starting Weight: 267 Current Weight: 170  |  Belt Rank: 4 stripe blue Home Town: Fort Collins CO Home School: Infinite MMA Instructor: Adam Martinez/Royce Gracie Mike Terpstra’s journey took a unique path in the beginning, but now he’s reached some milestones that will...
  • Douglas Fulwider

    Age: 39  |  Height: 5’10” Starting Weight: 230lbs Current Weight: 172lbs Belt Rank: White Home Town: Columbus Ohio Home School: Grove City BJJ Instructor: Dave Freetage   “Dear Jiu-Jitsu Magazine, In the summer of 2012 I received some disheartening medical news as a result of a routine physical. I...
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