This started as a blog about training together as a family, in part to inspire other women & families to get involved. As female participation in jiu jitsu has increased, as we have grown as athletes and as we learned that families training together aren’t such an anomaly, the blog has evolved. Jen gets personal with posts on ambition, challenges & achievements in BJJ, CrossFit & with nutrition, while Tom's posts are more educational, informative and analytical in regards to training. On occasion you may hear from the kids.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Principles of BJJ = Principles of Life

by Jen

Have you ever noticed that some of the principals of bjj are similar to those for success in life? Before I explain further, here is my disclaimer - I am not an expert in either category, just a dedicated student of BJJ and a student of life.

• You cannot stop. You have to keep moving.
• If what you are doing is not working, try something else.
• Slow and steady wins the race, just like the fable the Tortoise and the Hare.
• Think through your moves. Use strategy. In most cases, be proactive, not reactive.

What do you think?


  1. YES!! I am a youth pastor and I am constantly using bjj analogies in my lessons. lol. Everytime I mention bjj now they sigh. ;)