Welcome to BJJ Canvas.
I’m glad that you stopped by, and I hope that you’ll find something helpful to you. Now if you have no idea what the purpose of this site, take note of the fact that the focus is on Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. With that in mind, here are the three primary goals:
- To share information and resources that might be helpful to the community.
- To demonstrate how my thinking about BJJ is evolving over time.
- To categorize and organize my progress on the competition scene.
At BJJ Canvas, you will find links to resources related to the art of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. The lists include sites that I like, academies that I’ve visited, instructionals that I’ve watched, etc. I could definitely go on with that list, but I won’t. Lucky you.
Also there are some affiliate links and some ads, which have two purposes.
- The first is to provide value beyond just my own thoughts. The value in that situation is to the individual that sees something that interests them and to the business that gets an opportunity to highlight the meaningful benefits of their products to a potential customer.
- The second is to establish the precedent that my knowledge has value.
Evolution of Thought
I look at training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu as a personal investment. You can take the lessons and concepts you learn on the mat and apply them to a whole host of situations. The inverse is also true. You can just as easily take concepts learned from books, life experiences, mentors etc and apply them to the mat.
Often, you will find those kinds of associations in the posts here because I’m in the process of investing in myself on the mat and elsewhere.
On the Competition Scene
Sometimes, I’ll write about my experiences competing at tournaments, but the focus will always be on lessons learned.
No matter how many tournaments won or lost, the focus should always be on tomorrow. There’s no looking back, other than to learn from the experience. Hopefully, you can learn from my experiences as well and save yourself some trouble.