Have you ever heard of the Greek martial art called Pankration?

Pankration is a Greek word meaning “All Powers.” It consists of striking, throws,
sweeps, submissions holds, joint locks, chokes, evasions, kicks, takedowns, shadow sparring, stand up and ground work. All fighting was done naked.
The only rules — no biting or eye gouging. The rules were enforced by the referee who whipped would be violators with a stout rod. The victor was chosen by rendering his opponent either helpless or senseless.

Do you know what is meant by The Fight-or-Flight Reflex?

Fear is an emotion of alarm and agitation caused by the expectation and realization of danger. Our body’s thyroid and adrenal glands secrets two entirely different hormones. One gives us the desire to stay and fight, while the other one indicates run and run fast.
This is known as Fight or Flight instinct or response. The flight response increases the desire to avoid danger as there is normally less risk in avoiding danger than confronting it.

An often stated Old Zen parable best illustrates the distinction between these two reflexes.

Did you know that Bruce Lee graduated with a degree in Philosophy?

He had sayings for everything. I would like to bring to your attention a couple you might find useful in your Jiu-Jitsu training, or for life in general.

“There are always obstacles on the road to achievement. — Believe me that in every big thing or achievement there are always obstacles, big or small, and the reaction one shows to such obstacles is what counts, not the obstacle itself. There is no such thing as defeat until you admit so yourself, but not until then!”

Did you know the formal titles used in Japanese Martial Art Systems?

Sempai — used by senior students of brown belt rank.

Sensei — (Teacher) which denotes a Black Belt instructor.

Shihan — (Master) which is normally used by high-ranking instructors of seventh-
degree or higher.

Soke — (Grandmaster) which is the title given to the founder of the system.

Koshi —The Kyo in Kyoshi means professor or philosophy. Capable of teaching the
philosophy as well as highly trained in a particular martial art. This is the
highest position attainable in Japanese martial arts.