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Gender Fluid Acts

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A Champion Mindset

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The Risk of Performance

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Flow as a Warmup

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Learners Always Win

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The Mental Struggle of Athletes During COVID

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Margot Ciccarelli   Movement is a choice, but when your choice gets taken away from you — what do you do? I am a full time combat sports athlete (specifically Brazilian Jiu jitsu) and I compete at the highest level of the sport. I usually train in New York City where lockdown hit the city […]

Clarity

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Mars Ciccarelli     View this post on Instagram   Clarity. Communicating with clarity is a must for civil discourse in conversation. Do you ever find it difficult to talk to someone who is reluctant to expand on their sentences or masks what they truly feel or want to say? Funny how we can consider […]

Relational Perspectives

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Mars Ciccarelli       View this post on Instagram   I’ve repeatedly had some of the same thoughts peep its head into my brain these last few days. 1. Abstraction of an art form/discipline : how we can abandon the classic view of a form to then evolve into a personal iteration. What becomes […]

Restriction & Prediction

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Mars Ciccarelli       View this post on Instagram   Managing stress in a live fighting scenario seems like a bit of a challenge, doesn’t it? Some strategies that I like to employ to manage stress on the mat are deeply rooted in the ideas of restriction and immobilisation. Let us not confuse this […]

The Flipsides of Full, Empty

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Mars Ciccarelli   At certain times of the day, I feel my sense of direction and motivation is waning. Right now, I can definitely feel how intensely sleep deprivation affects me. Overcompensation is seldom a good method to ‘win’ back time. Yawning does feel good though. Reflection is imminent — I have missed writing dearly. Why do […]

Setting Intention

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Margot Ciccarelli     View this post on Instagram   first : the space in relation to me and myself in relation to the space. – The self inquiry approach : if I am not able to move myself comfortably throughout space and find my own orientations of movement, it would be robbing myself of […]

The Artist vs. the Athlete

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Margot Ciccarelli   They are both labels by themselves, but if you could only pick one, which one would you choose?  Jiu-jitsu is one of those things that encompasses both artistry and innovation, but yet still remains to be an athletic endeavour. It isn’t to say jiu-jitsu is uniquely the only art that intertwines both […]

Soft Practice Within Hard Art

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Margot Ciccarelli       View this post on Instagram   Part 1 : Lately I’ve become fascinated with the idea of what a complete practice is; what is a nourishing practice? The idea of sustainability and longevity is not the first thought that comes to mind to average person when they think about jiu-jitsu. […]