What Jiu Jitsu Has Taught Me About Education

What Jiu Jitsu Has Taught Me About Education

After a rough go as a kid in some of the schools I went to, I vowed to learn martial arts some day. A month after I turned 30, I joined a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school. I’ve been going strong now for a little over 5 months and I’ve begun to see a little bit of overlap between the mats and the classroom.

  • How did becoming a learner at level 0 again impact me in the classroom?
  • What insights did my coaches give me into teaching?
  • What can educators learn from the world of martial arts?


Music by Jel
Music by Timber Timbre

The Headwaters School – www.headwaters.org
Mikal Abdullah – www.twitter.com/MikalBJJ
Aces Jiu Jitsu Club – www.acesjiujitsuclub.com

By Thom H Gibson

I help middle school STEM teachers create meaningful & memorable experiences for their students. Teacher, podcaster, YouTuber. Two-time teacher of the year

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