How Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Can Make You a Better Lawyer!

Ryan-DanzFor those of you who know me (or have read my bio), you know my obsession with the fine art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. And what do you know, I got an email from the American Bar Association today promoting a new book published by fellow attorney Ryan Danz entitled “How Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Can Make You a Better Lawyer.”

According to the press release:

Notable attorney, entrepreneur, and world-wide celebrity Ryan Danz discusses the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and demonstrates how one of the most complete-yet still relatively unknown-martial arts disciplines in the world can make you a better lawyer! You’ll discover how to:

  • Transition from the “Lawyer’s Mind” to the “Jiu Jitsu Mind”

  • Become a better, more focused, less ego-driven professional

  • Grow into a more self-esteemed lawyer, professional, and person overall

Honestly, I have no idea if the book is any good but would certainly recommend that my colleagues grab a copy anyway and find out. BJJ really does seem to bring out the above three bullet points in all of the people I know who practice it. In any case, I’ll pick up a copy if only because (i) Mr. Danz preempted my idea, and (ii) it’s very cool to see the sport catch on in our professional circles.

P.S., the book cover image is too small to say for sure, but is that a bit of cauliflower I see on Mr. Danz? If so… bad-ass!

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