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The Last Newsletter of 2022

The Best Jiu-Jitsu Athlete in the World Wants You to Be a Real Man!

Lean into your inner failure.

You Won't Become a Fast Learner Until You Do These 5 Things

Changes With The Grappler's Diary In 2023

10 of the Most Important Lessons From the Craziest Year of My Life

Reflections From My First GrappleFest

Why Most People Work Themselves to Death

How to Stop Hating the Holidays

Key Lessons From the "Dokkōdō" For Jiu-Jitsu Practioners

7 Lessons On Resilience From 2 Years of Working For Myself

20 Lessons From John Danaher That Will Make You Better at Everything

One-trick ponies die young.

13 Lessons From 13 Years of Combat Sports

How I Balance My Training Schedule As a Single Mom

Scrimmage Wrestling For Dummies

10 Books That Helped Me Live Smarter In My 20s

5 Hard Lessons On Confidence From Jiu-Jitsu

I Was Average At Everything I Did Until I Quit These 5 Habits

Passing the Baton

When You Get Where You're Going, You Won't Be (That Much) Happier

The Changing of the Guard

The Continuum of Productivity Over Mental Resiliency

25 Simple Realizations That Have Made Me A Lot Happier This Year

Mini No-Gi Pans Preview (+ Why I'm Not Going)

10 Lessons On Winning From 500 Grappling Matches

How I Designed My First Instructional

Why We Suck at Wrestling

How to Stop Feeling Like a Lost Cause

20 Habits For a Better 20s

Why I Like Writing Way More Than I Ever Liked Fighting

My Thoughts and Predictions For the 2022 ADCC World Championships

10 Reasons Why Most People Never Reach Their Full Potential

On Playing the Long Game

Grappling With Your Limits

What I Do When My Anxiety Gets Really Bad

The Darkside of the "Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle"

Why Success Doesn’t Make You (That Much) Happier

The Real Reason You Should Lift Weights

10 Pieces of Tough Love I Wish I'd Heard a Year Ago

Systems > "Hard Work"

You Won’t Be Successful Until You Stop Solving Problems

This Is Why You Hate Your Jiu-Jitsu

What I Do All Day As a Pro Grappler/Writer

18 Ways to Radically Transform Your Life

5 Weird Life Lessons From Guard Passing

25 Life Lessons For My 25th Birthday

Writing Advice For Grapplers

How to Actually Find Your Purpose

One Day, This Will All Be Over

Why You Should Stop Leaving Your Comfort Zone

5 Ways to Get Better at Teaching Jiu-Jitsu

This Is Why I'm Sick of “Self-Improvement”

This Is What I Wish I Knew When I First Started Jiu-Jitsu

Why Your Success Might Make You Depressed

An Open Letter to My 18-Year-Old White Belt Self

Halfway Through 2022: Reflections and Goals For the Next 6 Months

I Noticed Something Weird After the ADCC Trials This Year

Strength and Conditioning Tips For Grapplers

5 Easy Ways to Live a More Meaningful Life

How to Lose 10 Pounds (Or Way More) In 48 Hours

Why a Vacation Won’t Fix Your Burnout

How to Train Jiu-Jitsu Like a Soviet Wrestler

The Psychological Trait That Separates Great Athletes From Everybody Else

Let's Make Jiu-Jitsu Fun Again

Stop Working So Hard and Do This Instead

The Wheels Are Always Falling Off the Bus

5 Tough Lessons From Traveling By Myself

The beauty of it.

I Got My Black Belt In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Dad Chokes: Reflections of a Middle Aged Grappler

Adventure Isn't Like the Movies

How I Created a Life Full of Adventure

What I Learned From Not Winning the ADCC Trials

How to Manage an Overactive Imagination

Let's Talk About "the Nerves"

I Made $5000 in 20 Minutes

Jiu-Jitsu Is Hard, Life Is Good

10 Life Lessons From a Lifetime In Competitive Sports

How to Not Lose Your F*cking Mind When You're Injured

Jiu-Jitsu Makes You Mortal

The Time 50,000 People Watched Me Get Choked Out

My 3 Best Quora Answers of 2022

How I Structured My ADCC Trials Training Camp

What I Learned From the Toughest Grappling Tournament of My Life

How to Teach People How to Do Difficult Things

What GSP's Anxiety Taught Me About My Anxiety

7 Things No One Tells You About Doing Jiu-Jitsu "Professionally"

The 10 Stupidest Things I Did Last Year

On Victory and Perfection

7 Quotes That Every 20-Something Needs to Think About

6 Lessons That Will Help You Build a Battle-Ready Competition Mindset

10 Life Lessons I Didn't Want to Learn

Most Jiu-Jitsu Coaches Aren't That Good

20 Habits That Will Ruin Your 20s

How to Get Better At Jiu-Jitsu Without Doing Jiu-Jitsu

3 Mental Tricks That Help Me Lose Weight Very Quickly

5 Signs You're Training Too Much

What Makes a Good Training Environment?

Stop Trying to Live "an Exciting Life"

Notes From My Training Trip to Texas

10 Rules That Helped Me Become a Better Man

Is the Gi Really Dead?

11 Free Anxiety Treatments That Have Completely Changed My Life

"Teaching Is Pure, the Urge to Teach Is Not"

Why You Should Set Fewer Goals

My 2 Weirdest Weight Cutting Stories From Jiu-Jitsu

10 Books That Will Make You a Better Grappler

10 Strategies That Will Help You Improve at Anything Faster

10 Books That Will Make You a Better Grappler

If People Think You’re Lazy, You Might Be Onto Something

How to Make Money As a Jiu-Jitsu Athlete

You Probably Can't Learn Much From Self-Help Gurus or the Navy SEALs