Here we go - from one post in a month to two in a row! I'm finally finding time to catch up on blogs and other reading and have come across some great things to share. I have to credit Tom with finding Jiu-jitsu Magazine, a new publication that covers techniques, strength and conditioning, warm ups and more. The premiere issue is loaded with so many great articles; it is hard to imagine how they will find content for the next one. My favorite article is on page 30 about Hydration. They talk about cutting water before tournaments, the effects of drinking too much, and recommend how much to drink when training for tournaments versus training normally.
As for blog world, In The Jiu - Jitsu Blues, Dolph talks to us about why he trains. I believe he has covered it all! Personally, it is hard for me to remember a life without jiu jitsu. Check it out.
Equally a great post, The Red Menace, Georgette Oden, competed and worked as a ring coordinator at the Pan Ams. A recap and overview of rules and restrictions are included in her recent post. A must read for anyone looking to compete in an IBJJF tournament.
In regards to the picture, this was a sign hung at the facility that hosted the Heraean Games: Stop Thinking you can't do things and start thinking you can. It's important to eliminate negatives from your vocabulary, especially the word "can't". When you begin to think positively, you'll find yourself attempting and succeeding at more things. Remember, by eliminating the negatives you'll let the positives come through!"