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The Arena

The “Simpler” Gentle Art

Applying Occam’s Razor to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Training at Redemption Martial Arts. Pic by Reed Coulter.

Have you ever seen something and thought, “There’s got to be an easier way to do this”? A recent post from a friend and fellow Jiu-Jitsu coach, Scott Ferguson, and a rereading of Old School Jiu-Jitsu Manifesto made me want to discuss applying one of philosophy’s tools to martial arts, primarily sport Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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The purpose of The Arena is to provide a space for philosophers and fighters to offer advice for the rest of us. Stop here to learn how martial arts and combat parallel the struggles of life.

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Joshua Clements

Joshua Clements

Writer, Martial Artist, and student of Philosophy and Communication. You can see more of my work at joshuaclementswrites.com and thephilosophicalfighter.com.

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