A Word on Cleanliness and the Corona Virus

There’s a lot of conflicting information and opinion circulating these days as we come to grips with the coronavirus.  Understandably, many of us are asking ourselves just how safe it is to go about our daily routines. I can’t speak to public transit, your...
How to coach your novice teammate in competition

How to coach your novice teammate in competition

So your coach can’t be in two places at the same time, and your white (or blue) belt teammate needs a corner. You’re up! But what do you do? Here are some pointers to get you through: 1) One coach per athlete. No one can make sense of five friends shouting five...
Best Way to Get Started in BJJ

Best Way to Get Started in BJJ

Ottawa BJJ | How to Find the Right Martial Arts Academy Picking a Brazilian jiu jitsu gym is an important decision.  After all, you’ll be spending a lot of time there and your training partners will almost certainly become part of your social circle.  This to say...