One week without sugar…

If you are a health-conscious eater, you probably spend lots of time reading nutrition labels and paying attention to news stories about the health industry, and the ‘scientific augmentation’ that goes into the food supply of first-world countries.  In fact, news articles and podcasts abound on these topics (a particular Tim Ferris podcast comes to mind).  As an athlete as well as someone who battled Ulcerative Colitis (and lost, ugh!), I tend to look at labels a little more than most, and pay special attention to what goes into my body these days. Continue reading “One week without sugar…”

What if Jiu Jitsu were a State…

If Jiu Jitsu were a state… 

If you’re like me, it’s easy to get excited when someone asks you what Jiu Jitsu is like.  I want to tell them everything that I love about it.  However, I might end up giving a stream-of-consciousness gush of random facts.  Soon their eyes glaze over and I realize that they have no clue what I’m saying.  But, imagine if instead, you could describe Jiu Jitsu as if it were a state… Continue reading “What if Jiu Jitsu were a State…”

Why do Street Fights Happen? A parking lot story…

I’ve heard the answer to the question “Why do people get into street fights?” summed up very nicely with just two core reasons:  Ego or Alcohol.  If you look at 99% of all street fight scenarios, the core reason that the confrontation becomes physical can usually be attributed to one of these two.  One of the many reasons to study martial arts is to learn the presence of mind to avoid falling into one of these pitfalls during a confrontation.  To highlight this point, I’m going to share a recent experience that I had in which I observed an altercation between two individuals escalate and become physical when it could have easily been avoided. Continue reading “Why do Street Fights Happen? A parking lot story…”

Welcome to the BHBJJ Blog

Hi there, thanks for visiting!  Welcome to  the Berwyn Heights Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blog.  The goal of this blog is to provide a location to share tips, opinions and advice on training, teaching, fitness, and all other things martial arts, particularly BJJ.  If you like this blog, or have any recommendations for topics, check out our webiste or send an email info@berwynheightsbjj.com.