You Have Your Best Work To Look Forward To

By Head Coach Kisa Davison Earlier this year, my cousin Jenny died of cancer. When I saw her a few months ago, I said, “Are you afraid?” and she said, “No, I’m not afraid of dying. I’m mad because I’m not done yet.” We have work to do, and a lot of that work isn’t […]

What Happens When You Get Frustrated at Something New

By Head Coach Travis Davison I had a student come up to me after Wimp 2 Warrior practice the other day, and she said she was getting frustrated because she couldn’t remember the moves that she’d been practicing. This is a common BJJ white belt frustration. It’s a totally normal thing to experience when you’re […]

When You Are A Better Person, the World Is A Better Place

By Head Coach Kisa Davison Everything I know about learning from difficulty, I learned from the Kansas state motto. Ad astra per aspera. To the stars through difficulty. I used to think that come hell or high water, no matter what the difficulty was, by gun I was going to get to those stars! Now, […]

Reach Your 2018 Goals With SBG

How To Have The Freedom To Reach Your Goals When you hear me talk about goals such as doing planks, spending time in the sauna, intermittent fasting, or working out with my family in the morning, you may tell yourself “I couldn’t do that” or “I’m not a morning person” or even “I hate planks”. […]

The Elements of Backbending

By Coach Julia Seaward There are some folks who have the natural ability to fold forward, kiss their shins, and look as peaceful as can be. They are actively resting, enjoying the stretch and quiet of a forward bend. That’s not me. In a back bend we are doing more than flopping over backwards like […]

Aging Parents: the Tougher Conversations

Last year I spoke about my experience with my aging mother, someone who has planned and prepared for her passing, not just on paper, but also has given a lot of time and attention to her health and mental/spiritual happiness as she ages. That doesn’t mean that her aging is “easy”, but it allows us […]

Building a Better Self Image

In my line of work, I come face to face on a regular basis with women and men who suffer from an array of challenges that are based in an inaccurate view of their bodies. From disordered eating to over-exercising, the behaviors are sometimes veiled by their efforts to “get in shape” or “eat healthy”. […]