Congrats to Aaron Zaballos @soulfighters_z_mata_bjj , Owner/Instructor of Zmata in Castro Valley, for making it on the podium for Silver at Pan Ams this past weekend. The Pan-American Championship, is the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament held in North America. Keep up the hard work and continue making champions at your academy!
Life can be brutal sometimes. Whether your an adult facing bosses and co-workers in the board room or a kid just trying to figure out how you fit in, this life can beat you down if you let it. With the issues we face these days, it’s never been more important to be confident in yourself and your beliefs. Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. -Norman Vincent Peale Lack of confidence usually stems from a fear of the unknown. “What will happen if I voice my true opinion?”, “Will this kid try to hit me if I ask him to stop picking on me?”, “How will my parents react when I tell them how