Happy Chuseok from Korea! Chuseok is a Korean holiday that gives people 5 days off in a row. It’s often described as a “Korean Thanksgiving.” At my school we dressed up in hanboks, traditional Korean costumes, and made some Korean toys.
On to the BJJ stuff!
1. I’m going to the Asia Open! I bought a plane ticket and today I’m processing my request for an IBJJF membership, then signing up for the tournament. SL invited me and I was happy to take her up on it!
2. I’m getting OK Kimono’s spats! Yay for all the tigers! These things are so dope looking. I can’t wait for them to arrive! Readers can get a discount by entering the code jiujiubjj during check out!
3. I have a brand spankin’ new logo! I haven’t yet put it on the site – I’ll get that up this week, but I have started using it online! I commissioned Meerkatsu to create my logo. I described it as a sort of old-school heart tattoo with a ribbon that says MOM, only instead of the ribbon it’s a bjj belt. I love what he came up with! And yes, I have one for each level through black.
4. I have a new BJJ friend! She’s a blue belt from California and she’ll be in Korea for 3 months. It’s really cool to meet another woman my belt level and who I share a common language with. She’s training in the John Frankl network, so we can easily train together, too!
Jiu Jiu’s question: what are you most excited about recently? Anything good happen with you?