Changing your direction in 2017?

With the new year upon us, it is the time of year to take stock, reflect on those moments and outcomes of 2016 that didn’t play out exactly as we’d hoped, to regroup and set new goals. For…

Competition and Old Man Strength

Most of us probably grew up thinking our fathers were the strongest people in the whole world. The stories of past glories, late night tales of fights sometimes in the ring and sometimes out of the ri…

Motivation and Old Man Strength

Eastern philosophy says that doing the right thing involves two separate steps – having the right view or thought, and having the right intention.  Much of the latter comes down to motivation, that in…

Shot we took in Nozawa at a shrine in Japan

Age, Jiu Jitsu and Mindfulness

Much has been said about mindfulness in Jiu Jitsu, but little has been said about the link between mindfulness and the battle we old guys go through to turn up, learn, study, overcome adversity and ge…