The Strength Garden is the living workbook for Strength Gardeners. A place for us to grow our blissipline, strengths and cultivate play-based living in the face of difficulty and daily life.
Here’s my mission nice and simple. Spread the Blissipline.
It’s a pretty cool word isn’t it?
Blissipline is the combination of bliss and discipline. This term is used in the context of being in the now (Bliss) as you strive towards achieving your goals, which of course takes some discipline.
With Blissipline, you no longer pursue your goals with a grim determination or use fear to motivate you. Instead there is a pleasurable, joyous energy behind everything you do. You are in the now, and the steps towards your goal are part of your joyful path, rather than a means to an end.
Here’s how I see things and why I think we need to create an evolution of sorts. As my brother Kwame Brown says so well…
“We’re operating from the base of fear! [(Oh no, disease!) + (I will die early!) + (I might lose “X” race)] = I have to “win”
Instead, we could operate from the base of joy and pleasure. [(Move playfully!) + (enjoy growing) + (enjoy eating together) + (collaborate)] = We feel better and function better.
I love that!
The Strength Garden is my latest project, whose purpose is to re-instill passion and romance into our connection with movement and play, to make movement and ability our primary aim, over appearance and ego, and to let joy, pleasure and excitement be our main motivations and inspirations.
Here’s how we’ll do it
• Escape numerical obsession and embrace physical expression.
• Build strong communities through movement, play and re~creation.
• To practice strength and meaningful movement in our everyday lives.
• To cultivate a sensible and sustainable movement practice and culture.
Physically, we're located in my very own, personal Strength Garden...my backyard. And within the Precision Jiu-Jitsu Training Center at 303 East Church Road, King of Prussia PA 19406.
If you're local or just dropping by our wonderful area and would like to work with me please go here: Coaching.
If you'd like to learn more and become a Strength Garden supporter please go here: The Tool Shed.
Hello, my name is Jason C. Brown, you can call me The Strength Garden Guy. I’ve been described as somewhat of an anomaly in the world of athletic development and exercise. I became fascinated with human performance at an early age and like many Gen X boys I took the alternative path of ninjas, BMX and Asian Martial Arts.
Atypical for my generation, I pursued the techniques and tools necessary to make my fantasies of ability my reality. Joining the Marines immediately out of high school became the next logical step for a small town boy steeped in warrior culture. And again, atypical for my peers as a vegetarian and non-drinking Marine I made the most of my Marine experience where I was provided not only the means to train and cultivate my abilities, but also time for study.
In the late ‘90s I began Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) training with the renowned physical culturist Steve Maxwell. Today I present and speak around the world and have created and produced several DVDs and training manuals. I’ve been published in Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Experience Life Magazine and CNN’s Fit Nation.
My formal education includes a B.S. in Human Movement Studies from Temple University in Philadelphia. I even managed to graduate on the Dean’s list. I’m a C.S.C.S . (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) and have many other initials and acronyms behind my name that probably don’t mean that much to you, or to me to be honest.
My own personal Blissiplines are:
Anything in nature with my family and friends.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Judo
Natural Gymnastics and movement
One part of my life is Jiu-Jitsu. The art influences me greatly in the formation of my character and ideas. I practice Jiu-Jitsu as a physical culture, a physical art form. A form of mental training, a method of self-defense and a way of life.