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(2018-07-14 12:54:49)
TimwasbackfromatriptoBeijing.
HecouldgotothesameBJJgymwherehewasthe
bigdog.Butthatwastheproblem:therewerenostrong
opponentsinthekidsclass.Togrow,Timwouldneed
constantandmeaningfulwinsaswellasdefeats.Through
wordofmouth,welearntaboutthisotherschoolinaLatino
neighborhoodandpaidafewvisits.FirstthingInoticedwasthereseemedtobetentimesmore
kids.Thatwasgoodbecauseofmoreandbett...[阅读全文]
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Asmentionedinapreviouspost,Irecentlyspentalotof
timewatchingvideoseriesmadebyEast-NorthernChinese
farmers.Theirpeacefulandcontentlifestyleandharmonious
relationshipsintight-knitfamiliestriggerredalongingin
me.Ihadlivedasimilarlife.Iknewthattheremustbe
morethanwhatmettheeyebutthepullwasverystrong. Overtime,however,Inoticedsomethingunbearable,i.e.,a
remarkablelackofcuriosi...[阅读全文]
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Forthepasttwomonths,Ihavestruggledwithrecoveryfrom
grapplingandhaven'tdonemuchweight-lifting.Ihaveswung
the40kgacoupleoftimesaweekbutnotdonefull
Simple&Sinistersessions.Specifically,Ihavedoneonly
four,swingingthe40kgandgettingupwiththe32kg,onMay
4,May18,Jun20,andJun27.IcanstillmeettheSimple
standardsbutgetting-uphasbecometough.

OntheBJJfront,myleftshoudergr...[阅读全文]
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(2018-06-24 13:29:05)
Earlierthisyear,mywifestartedtowatchvideosfrom
ruralNortheastChina.Iwastolerantbutnotinterestedin
thebeginning.Ihadtheprejudicethatalmosteverythingon
thescreen,especiallyfictionalstuffmadeaboutthings
fromthegloriousChinesedynasties,weretotalBSandtried
extrahardtobantheminmyhouse. Butovertime,Iwasattractedandevenaddictedtoafewof
them.Thesevideoswerenotmadebyprofessionalsb...[阅读全文]
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(2018-06-23 22:57:02)
ThisaspectofJiu-Jitsuisgenerictomanysports:it
demandshealthandfitnessforthosewhoareserious.For
thissimplereason,Irecentlygotovertwooldhabits,
coffeeandalcohol.ImeanIhavestartedtobeableto
controlthem(forthesakeofmysport),nottheotherway. Aboutmygoodoldfriend,coffee,Ionlygotserioussince
MemorialDay2018,fourweeksaftersparring,andfoundout
thatcoffee-every-dayelevatedmyheart-r...[阅读全文]
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(2018-06-16 18:42:06)

IlovetheBJJgym.Everyoneisstrongandtechnically
betterthanme.Yettheyarehumbleandwillingtoshare
theirknowledge.Thecoach,assistantcoachesandtraining
partnersgooutoftheirwaytohelp.AsItrainmoreoften
andwiththesamegroupofguysthesedays,theyare
becomingatribeforme. Unlikeme,Timdominatedinthekidsclass.Itwasnotabout
talentortechniquebutage.Hewastheoldestandhada
longerattent...[阅读全文]
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(2018-06-16 18:34:04)
Thiswasoneofthebest.Icouldpassguardoncegetting
severaldetailsright.First,grabmypartner'slapeland
formabarwiththatforearmbetweenourchests.Thisisto
keepmypostureandkeephimfromgettingup.Second,tuck
thenextfoottopreventahalf-guardwhenpassing.Idid
roundingthelumbar,too,whenfightingB.Itworkedon
severalguys. EvenblackbeltEhadtomovehishipstokeepupalthoughhe
chokedmebefor...[阅读全文]
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(2018-06-09 21:57:22)
Themorningcoffee(firstaftertwoweeksofholdingback)
workeditsmagicandIfeltendlessenergyonthemat. Istartedtotrulyenjoygrappling.It'snoteasytoget
hurtand,whiletechnicallyfightingeachother,it'svery
rarethatonebearsillintentwhilesparring.IfItriedto
defendandtolearntechniquesinsteadofusingalotof
forcetodominate,it'snoteventiring. Istillgotswept,mounted,caughtinguard,...[阅读全文]
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(2018-06-09 21:50:35)
InDec2014,IpostedonWXCthatIhada45/minresting
heartrate(rhr).Atthetime,Ijustshedded50+lbs,was
enjoyingfourrunsaweek,hadn'tstartedweight-lifting,
andhadcoffeeeveryday.Somylowheartrate,ifitwasa
problem,wasnotnewandtheseyearshavebeenthebest
formehealth-wise.IndeedIfeltdizzinessorcravingfor
sugarmuchlessandlessfrequentthanIusedto. Thursdaymorning,myrhrwentdownsignificantl...[阅读全文]
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(2018-06-03 19:27:33)
SinceIstartedgrappling,recoveryhasbecomeachallenge.
AftergoinghardatitonaSat,Iwouldspendtheafternoon
andthenextdaygettingmyfocusandstrengthback.Iwould
hangaroundthehousedoingnothing.Mybodyfeltlike
burningwhichmadesleepingrestlesswhichinturndidn'thelp. IrememberedwhatMaxwellsaidandstartedtocountmy
restingheartrateeverymorning.Unexpectedly,itdropped
frommid-and-high50s...[阅读全文]
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