Friday, October 27, 2017

Ed. Note: Originally posted at www.TheSimpleVoice.Com from the series J. Wading Through the Stream (of Consciousness) / Photo by Bret Thompsett 

On the day when I let it all go and laughed, something completely shocking and wonderful happened to me as the activitie...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

When looking back at my Jiu-Jitsu journey, each week back on the mat since injuring my ribs has been filled with a-ha moments. While I don't feel 85% and still have some pain in the muscles around where my rib injury occurred, I have been moving much more fluidly and t...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Continued from Mat Rust Ep. 03

The nurse tripped me out because he thought it was fractured and told me I couldn't even hike when I asked what can I do. The Doctor was cool but didn't leave me with any real answers other than either way, 6-8 weeks off, and discharged me...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

It didn't make sense to write about mat rust for a time because I was pushing myself to be consistent after five years away.  And I was!  So there is no need to Mat Rust.  

Or is there?

My goal was to train up to 5x/week, which I was able to hit fairly oft...

Monday, February 27, 2017

As the world turns amidst so many changes, 

let us remember to look back to the Source 

of All life and be renewed.

Through renewal, let our consciousness be cleansed,

that we may rise up to look upon the trials of this life 

together with a fresh perspective.

No matter the...

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The FREEROLL team recently met and trained with Tarik Hopstock, an up and comer who is making waves with his impressive performances in international competition.  

Here's an interview with this Jiu-Jitsu phenom!

Name: Tarik Hopstock

Rank: Purple Belt

Lineage: Carlson...

Monday, December 12, 2016

A few weeks ago, as I walked along Ala Moana Blvd. to stretch my legs and do something since I was in day 5 of a cold/flu, some cracked out dude, eyes looking like a bull seeing red, ran up on me. Dealing with someone in that state of mind was only comparable to a time...

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