What some of the most successful people in the world say about training in BJJ

What do some of the most successful people in the world say about training in BJJ? Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ) has a few surprising participants. Everywhere you go, at your office, the local coffee shop, even family Christmas lunch (yes – your ridiculously fit Aunty you only see once a year is probably hitting the mats once a day, which means …

The moment you’ve been waiting for…

You’re walking up a hill when suddenly it becomes oddly quiet. It’s a dirt track and it has been consistently inclining for a good 10-minutes. It’s hurting, your lungs aren’t paying off your oxygen debt and your muscles are throwing knives at your brain. The desire to rest is as real as the day you first saw your bank balance …

How to lead others so they can lead in their own lives

As instructors at Shugyo, we’re trying not only to be good leaders ourselves, but also to help our students to develop into good leaders in their own right. So, you may rightfully ask, what makes a good leader?   Leadership qualities have been at the centre of every locker room, boardroom, water cooler and dining table discussion this week. If …

Endurance

Sitting in a small airport in Istanbul, Pita Taufatofua, a former taekwondo athlete, tries to calm his breathing. As he remembers his epic 6-hour taxi ride across five countries that got him here, he begins to come to terms with the fact that his Olympic journey will not make it to Winter. Ataturk Airport is not a reflection of the …

10 Reasons you should consider a martial art

1. Socialisation Skills Training in a group is a great opportunity to meet new people. The casual atmosphere people enjoy during sports, combined with partner practice makes it very easy to bond with others. It´s not uncommon that the friendships you make in training will last for years to come. 2. Goal setting Setting goals and following through to success …