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Following your bliss

Hello Uptown neighbors. I know a great way you can stay healthy and strong while having fun! I know a way you can fight diseases such as diabetes, depression, etc. Do you want to know what it is? No, it's not pills or any type of drug. Give up? It's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


Everyone on earth needs to do something that makes them happy, and living without it is not worth living. Some people might say "not me", I do not have anything I'm good at. Well you do! Everyone does. The difficult part is finding it. I'm simply introducing this art to you. This might or might not be your calling, but I'm here to explain what Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is and the benefits of practicing it.


I for one love the guitar. I cannot live without playing. When I find myself not playing for a while something always brings me back. My body yearns for it. I realized at my age that guitar is my hobby and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is my life. I have ADHD so I tend to pick several hobbies. Sometimes I wish I could live forever so I can do all the hobbies I love. So I'm forced to give some up lol. That is the reason I chose Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & guitar.


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a Martial Art that consists of mostly ground fighting. It's also a mix of Judo (fighting from standing) Wrestling, & Self Defense. There are some striking and kicking involved. The class consists of ten minutes of stretching, thirty minutes of technique (learning the moves) and another thirty minutes of live sparring (full contact). You burn about one thousand calories in one class. You work out every single part of your body, and you sleep great & feel great!


Once you start to realize what Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is, you really start to appreciate it. You might even find yourself saying BJJ saved your life. I say it all the time cause it really did save my life. I'm like a walking BJJ recruiter lol. I truly love it. It makes me so happy that no one or nothing can kill my spirit. It humbled me and it taught me self control. It showed me how to control my emotions, and how to let go of things. It showed me how to defend my self.


In conclusion if you want to live a long and happy life you have to do what you were brought here on earth to do. Your children also have to find their calling. Our bodies were made specifically to do what we are meant to do. Some people are good at music. Their fingers and hands were made specifically to play. Some people are runners. Their legs were made exactly for that. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can be your calling. Hey, and if its not lol it can be a hobby that you have for life. Remember to always follow your bliss, and a life without doing what you love is not worth living. The people that do what they love and make it into a career are the ones that are truly following their bliss. Also, the ones that do it for a hobby cannot be forgotten. They also are following their true bliss.


Until next time blog.


Oh, check out this cool pic of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu of Washington Heights. 190th street Broadway, Manhattan.


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