Sitemap - 2023 - The Grappler's Diary

Feeling like a... fraud?

When Everything Goes to Sh*t

What A Book About Dying Taught Me About Living

What People Get Wrong About "Challenging Themselves"

How to Become More Resilient

Thinking about simpler times.

Why "Bad Emotions" Are Good For You

You're supposed to be scared.

Why "Balance" Is Stupid

27 Essential Things to Remember As a BJJ White Belt

I'm Becoming a Cowboy (For Now)

10 Corny Cliches About Life That Are Absolutely True

8 Lessons On Personal Growth I Learned From 8 Years of Jiu-Jitsu

On "the hustle".

Why You Need to Suffer to Be Happy

Things you think about while traveling by yourself in places where you don't know anyone.

Why You Can’t Find People Like You

20 Simple Habits That Help Me Stay Focused

The 5 Laws of Gold (Medals)

Why You Become What You Hate

Stop Trying to Be a Tough Guy (or Girl) and Do This Instead

Sometimes You Need to Lose

If You Want to Reach Your Full Potential, Do This Twice Per Year

A Short History of Judo

How to Persist When Others Give Up

What They SAID About Bands

How to Get Strong (Like, For Real)

7 Brief Meditations I Wrote This Month On Learning

Life Isn't a Marathon, It's a Sprint

A Simple Truth About Success That Everyone Always Forgets

A Short History of Catch Wrestling

Why Your Hard Work Doesn't Pay Off

5 Reasons Why I Love That My Partner Also Does BJJ

The Most Important Lesson From My "Useless" Journalism Degree

If You Want to Get Better at Jiu-Jitsu, Open This

How Jiu-Jitsu Athletes Make Money

The Hidden Habit That Exceptional People Use to Get Ahead

Thoughts On Building a High-Quality Training Environment As a Teacher/Instructor

How to Create Your Dream Job In Less Than 2 Years

3 Takeaways From the Submission Only Series Team Tournament

10 "Normal" Habits That Are Proven to Make You Less Intelligent

How to Consume Content - Part 2

5 Technical BJJ Lessons From My Weekend of Training in Austin

How to Get Past a Quarter-Life Crisis

How to Consume Content

If You Want to Build Unshakable Self-Confidence, Quit This Deadly Habit

Easy money is not good money.