Hey guys! I’ve been so crazy busy with school! This next week is going to be super extra busy. First: I’m doing a walk next weekend to raise money for cystic fibrosis. It’s a horrible disease that I’m likely going to be working with closely as a future respiratory therapist. It causes really thick, sticky […]
Return to training BJJ. Oh boy.
I have disappeared into school. I am doing a Respiratory Therapy program in Denver. I have class every day Monday through Friday, and I will graduate next year in August. I go early and stay late every single day. I am a regular Hermione Granger, studying 12 – 15 hours per day, obsessing over missed questions […]
BJJ: Legitimacy – a Super Power!
Guys, guys! I discovered that I have a super power! It was totally unexpected. I was just messing around, not really paying attention, and BAM it appeared. A white belt made a comment about me doing something strategic. It was completely assumed a) I had a reason for what I was doing b) I was […]
This last week I attended Ignite: Boulder 33. It was a series of 5 minute presentations, each one featuring 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. It’s similar to Pecha Kucha presentations, which I had seen at educational seminars. At Ignite, there were around 20 or so presenters, with subjects ranging from why robots would […]
BJJ: My Win and My Purple Promotion!
This weekend was a bit emotional for me. Two things I felt were out of my grasp came to me. I won a match at a tournament due to my own actions, and I was promoted to purple! MY TOURNAMENT I was at Naga this weekend in Virginia. I signed up for one category: older […]
BJJ: Improving When You’re a Solid Intermediate
Note: I started teaching 1st grade and it has me completely exhausted. I’m also doing a lot more jiu jitsu a lot more consistently. This is my current excuse for not posting more. :/ As a language teacher and student, I observed that the most improvements were made at the beginner stage. You go from zero […]
BJJ: Communication in Combat Sports
Today’s article is a guest post by Joshua Burgess, a new white belt. Communication is the fundamental way we humans interact with each other in meaningful ways. We express our thoughts, feeling, needs and wants through both verbal and nonverbal cues. When we reduce our communication, we are reducing the effectiveness of the very thing we […]
Jiu Jiu BJJ on Dirty White Belt Radio!
I’m so excited to have been part of Dirty White Belt radio! It was my first time being in a radio station. We had a chance to talk about my time in Korea, rash guards, the BJJ blogging community, and more! Please check it out, but be aware – it’s one hour long! Jiu Jiu’s […]
Notice: JiuJiuBJJ to appear on Dirty White Belt Radio this Sunday, 3/12/17
I’m doing a thing! This Sunday I’ll be a guest on Dirty White Belt Radio! We’ll be chatting about a variety of things. I’ve never been on a podcast, so this is a first for me! Mocking other people’s pain: a rite of passage in #jiujitsu. @jeffmshaw takes it like a champ!! #jiujitsuproblems #bjj #trianglejiujitsuacademy […]
How is your training coming?
I want to check in with you guys! I have been keeping my head down, training hard. I have hit my goals for the past two months! In January I trained 10 days out of 31, and I went to one Friday class, and one Sunday open mat. In February I made it 11 days […]