The Slow Track

Jason C. Brown BJJ

I love Jiu-Jitsu. I’m passionate about it’s history, it’s movements and it’s philosophy.

But there was a time when this passion drove me elsewhere. One day I found myself sitting at my computer and I lost the art, the mat.

Literally lost it. 

The place where I should have been- out on the mat growing instead of watching and reading about how others are doing it. I’d become that guy, someone that would rather talk about Jiu-Jitsu than actually do it myself and it needed to be the other way around.

It’s a very uneasy feeling knowing you’re not where you should be.

So I created the type of practice where I knew I could flourish. As a father of 3 vibrant sons I know that my time and energy are limited and that I needed to place success in my way.

I had to place my Jiu Jitsu practice right in front of my face. Right outside my backdoor if I was going to become the Jiu-Jiteiro I wanted to become.

This is my micro-dojo. 200 square feet of mat space right outside my door. It's quite cozy.

This is my micro-dojo. 200 square feet of mat space right outside my door. It's quite cozy.

This much I have learned. Jiu-Jitsu is something you create, you become. Not something you buy or watch passively from the sidelines.

It’s the process, not the sudden transformation that matters.

When you cultivate a little, dig a little deeper, move a little better, and , more important, don’t try to do it all at once, Jiu-Jitsu works with you, for you.

If you find the right spot and the right time your hardest job is done.