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The Sooner You Start Failing the Sooner You Start Succeeding-Daynin Dashefsky

We idolize those in the is world that have achieved what we describe as success and strive to become them. However rarely do we hear about the failures that led to the success we see today.  The road to success is never easy and the sooner you start to fail, […]


More Than a Clothing Company-É Nois Clothing

É Nois Clothing is more than a clothing company. Based in Los Angeles, California they are craftsmen who pride themselves on unique design, and creating their own pieces. But great product aside- they are truly working to making Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the people. The campaign #BUYONEGIVEONE was the brainchild […]


Finding Strength in Solidarity-Jessica Dobbs

Even in this big world we live in it is easy to feel alone in our struggles. The challenges of life can often cripple us, make us frustrated and sad. Reaching out and finding others that have or are going through the same experience won’t take away the pain, but […]


The Mental Art of Jiu Jitsu

The gentle art of Jiu Jitsu takes more than a physical toll on its practitioners.  The mental aspect of training, and competing is one that athletes are constantly trying to overcome.  One such practitioner is Australian- Tina West of Fortitude Wellbeing.  She is a blue belt under David Marinakis and […]


Building People Up-Jen Russell

There are people in this world that are born to lead and those that are meant to follow. Not everyone is meant to lead and we need followers as much as we need strong leaders. After all a chief is only as strong as their tribe. There is something deep […]


Is The Writing On The Wall?

There are so many reasons we are all drawn to BJJ. Not only is it an individual martial art that allows us to evolve, there is a sense of belonging and being a part of a team. There are physical and mental strengths we gain and an emotional support we find […]


A Family That Trains Together Stays Together-Gaby Muller

There is no bond stronger than the family unit and the stronger that family unit the more anything is possible. Just like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is as much of an individual sport, it takes a team to make that individual. The Jimenez-Muller household is one of those prime examples of where you see these […]