Category: Jiu-Jitsu

On Promoting Your First Blue Belt as a Black Belt

Andrew Raynor As a black belt, my first student I was honored to promote to blue belt – the infamous Dieselinha aka The Big D aka my love. It’s been well over a week since this moment has passed, and yet the artillery of emotions it galvanized has yet to taper off. One of the […]

What is The Gentle Artist

Andrew Raynor There was one change on this blog that I never addressed but always planned to address.  That is the rebranding of the blog to The Gentle Artist. Originally, I started this blog both as a means to express a creative outlet, document my journey, share helpful things, and as well to support efforts […]

What is The Gentle Artist

Andrew Raynor There was one change on this blog that I never addressed but always planned to address.  That is the rebranding of the blog to The Gentle Artist. Originally, I started this blog both as a means to express a creative outlet, document my journey, share helpful things, and as well to support efforts […]

Well hello there…

Andrew Raynor It’s been a while since I’ve written anything for this blog. I’ve published a review here and there, a quote graphic or two, but haven’t really sat down to write anything of substance. In fact, the last time I wrote anything was when I was promoted to brown belt. And, it’s been over […]

BJJ White Belt Tips: Trust Your Instructor

Andrew Raynor No need to elaborate. Trust your instructor. You just finished reading BJJ White Belt Tips: Trust Your Instructor! Consider leaving a comment! Inner Circle Resources: Grappling Goal Setting Workbook Great Offers from Sponsors & Partners: The post BJJ White Belt Tips: Trust Your Instructor appeared first on The Gentle Artist. Don’t forget to […]