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Sep 01

Lessons Learned When I Was a White Belt II

Back when I was a white belt, I was consistently partnered up with three upper belts. Their names were Tyler, Sulaiman, and Coleman. The things I learned from each of them had a formative impact on me.  So what I’m going is to go back and relive those experiences to some degree and highlight the …

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Aug 28

How to Apply Think and Grow Rich Concepts to BJJ

Think and Grow Rich was highly recommended to me. So I read once, I read it twice, and then I read several chapters over again. Now I’m going to take those 13 concepts of success and apply them to BJJ. First, let’s start off by listing the thirteen principles: Desire Faith Auto-Suggestion Specialized Knowledge Imagination Organized …

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Aug 22

Lessons Learned When I Was a White Belt I

Recently, I’ve been thinking about some of my formative experiences when I was a white belt. So I decided to go back and try to highlight those experiences, and this will be my first attempt to do so here. The focus of this post will be on the lessons I learned competing as a white …

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Aug 17

Small Circles: The Theory of Efficient Mastery

  One of the recent books that I’ve read was Josh Waitzkin’s The Art of Learning. In it, there was a section on small circles. It’s a simple theory. The focus is on mastering simple subsets of a discipline in order to make the rest less complex. One example of how he applied that concept …

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Jul 14

What Josh Waitzkin Can Teach Us About Learning Approaches

I recently read the The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin, and in it there is a section about learning approaches and how they differ. Two categories were established: The entity learning approach. The incremental learning approach. In the entity learning process, individuals determined their ability to learn or perform based on their perception of …

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May 20

The Benefits of Competition

There are three primary benefits to competing: It will improve your ability to persevere in adverse situations. It will help you focus your attention on weaknesses. It will improve your training by giving you short term goals to focus on. Not once did I mention anything about medals or fame because such things are fleeting. Instead …

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