Great things from the he BJJ blogging community from January 27-February 2.
Great Blog Posts
Meerkatsu shared his drawing process for drawing a horse in celebration of the Lunar New Year! Happy Year of the Horse, everyone! I really love seeing an artist’s process.
Chelsea wrote a good article called “Hey ladies, your training is important too” in which she wrote that even the worst white belt deserves their training.
Hooray! Part 2 is up of “Jiu Jitsu and Aspergers pt 2 – It Fits” by Nicholle. It’s interesting, and she’s promised to continue writing about this aspect of her jiu jitsu life.
My favorite ex-pat blogging out of Japan wrote another great article about dealing with uncomfortable interactions with male teammates, called “Sausage-fest, part II.”
Wow. You guys STUNNED me with the amount of feedback and love toward OK Kimonos! Apparently you guys really want to win a free pair of OK Kimonos spats – and really like that company. Last month the winner only had 6 comments in the entire 30 days. In the past 3 days the top person currently has 9. Way to go!
Etali is in the lead right now, and she’s left some very interesting comments! Welcome to the jiujiubjj.com community! Your voice is very welcome here!
The “Pros and Cons of Dating a Teammate” really took off and there are some stellar conversations going on in there!
“To the Fat Person Googling Jiu Jitsu” still has wonderful comments going on over there! If you ARE looking for a great way to further a discussion, you can absolutely engage with folks over there, and give them your own story.
Finally, “PSA: One Locker Room” got hit with some interesting new comments.
Throughout February I am having a comment and referral contest. The prize is a free pair of spats (size of your choice) donated by OK! Kimonos! You can win simply by commenting the most this month. A small reminder that quality is king, so in the spirit of the blog, please remember that the goal is to further the discussion – add your perspective, not simply leave the most one-liner Reddit style comments.
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Jiu Jiu’s Question: What other stellar articles are happening on the Internet? Any other cool conversations going on blogs or forums that I might have missed?
Thanks for sharing chelsea’s post as I probably wouldn’t have found the blog otherwise. It totally rang some bells for me. I’ve never come across anybody who didn’t accept the importance or my right to train in any martial art. However they are the NIMS (not in my session) who don’t see any benefit of working with you and the saboteurs (no resistance is being helpful / they’ve got to know what it’s like so “smash”)
Thanks for the Meerkatsu link, I have some rash guards sporting his art and love it. Nice to read how it comes about.
I found Meerkatsu thru you and I absolutely love his designs! I don’t have any yet, although I have tried to win some! Lol I am waiting for his new peacock design and hoping his Libra will be ready for my 50th bday in October! I posted on his site that his designs have really changed my interest in training gear. This time last year, I was searching for the plainest rashguard I could find (went with RevGear solid black & white) and recently I bought a Fuji Sakana rashguard on BJJHQ that I love. I think this corresponds with my evolving attitude towards jiujitsu. When I first started jiujitsu, I was a little hesitant for casual acquaintances & school & church moms to know that I spent my free time rolling around on the ground ( sometimes with men!) for fun. But now I fly my jiujitsu flag high and hopefully show that it is for everyone, including middle-aged moms.
Thanks for the shout-out! I leave Japan next week though, so no more expat stories, unfortunately.
I really enjoyed that “Hey ladies, your training is important too” article. Thanks for sharing. Exactly how I’ve been feeling lately. It’s gotten better over the past few weeks because I’ve decided to become a bit more aggressive and not letting guys get away with not rolling with me when they avoid eye contact but I feel like sparring. I think my professor has noticed too and he’s been pushing people to roll with me during sparring time and if no one will he will automatically offer. Anyway it was good to get that “I’m not alone” feeling :).
Thanks for the roundup! Sometimes it’s nice have everything BJJ related in one place =)