Tagged: advice

[Question] How can I be more confident?

Mmmm! You’re not alone! Confidence really does help. It eliminates hesitation in movements, it allows us to examine what we do well and what we need to do better without beating ourselves up. It lets us focus on one thing...

10 Things To Expect On Your First Day

We all come to martial arts as our unique selves with our own histories, goals, bodies, thoughts and feelings. Every art is different, every school is different.  You can imagine, then, that it won’t be easy to predict in a single...

Top Posts of 2014

I started this blog in March 2014 after about a year after the Tumblr got going, so I don’t have a full year of posts.  But the new year is a time for reflecting on the past and looking forward!...

Hip Movement and Frustration

I’m a huge Lord of the Rings fan. and the other day I was trying to stretch. Stretching is the worst for me. My ADHD makes it hard to stay in one position for an extended period of time. It really...

Mentality Shift – I Can Do Anything!

Ever heard “if you can imagine it you can do it”? I have. And I just realised the other day how incredibly important that is! you see, if you can’t imagine yourself doing it, then you’ll never do it. I...

[Link] Advice for a Panicked but Excited Beginner

Julia from Jiu Jiu’s BJJ Blog responds to a ‘panicky’ beginner with a thoughtful and thorough breakdown of the ins-and-outs of joining a new school.  Context and a clear explanation of basic etiquette and expectations can be so helpful to...

Why We Train – Recommendations

This is a follow-up to Why We Train – Informal Research Results where I described what I found after a year-long project to survey the women of my martial arts organization to better understand our experiences.   The whole goal...

[Advice] Changing In Front of The Guys

My instructor told me I shouldn’t take off my gi top in front of the guys because I might excite them.  I always wear a t shirt underneath so it’s not like I’m showing anything.  Should I say something to...