Pop Quiz: Why has Jiu Jiu stopped blogging? A. She was on a massive vacation and never quite recovered. B. She got super lazy. C. She got engaged and has been thinking about marriage stuff. D. She kept getting more embarrassed about not writing, then it made her not write, and then she got more […]
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Have you ever not returned a phone call to someone, and then you realize that the amount of time you have not-talked to them has exceeded normal socially acceptable amounts, and then thinking about how much time you’ve not-contacted them adds more pressure and then you don’t contact them even longer? BJJ CONFESSION TIME Bless […]
Some cool things are happening that will affect this blog! Also some not cool things. First is that I will be starting a new job March 1. I’ll be teaching writing at a university in Seoul. It is full time, but only three days a week. I will be using that extra time to write […]
I was on vacation in Busan this past weekend, and tonight I’m finishing packing to move to another apartment in Seoul. I decided last week to change apartments and gave myself a total of 10 days. Yes, I’m nuts. My apartment is nearly all packed up. I’m excited to have a fresh start for 2014. […]
As most of you know, a typhoon hit the Philippine Islands earlier this month. More than 5,000 people have died. Thankfully, the jiu jitsu community banded together and have raised money. If you’ve missed out on some of the fundraising opportunities, there are still some coming up. Gracie Mag did a nice roundup on their […]
Hey, just a heads up about social media stuffs I’m currently doing: https://www.facebook.com/juliaabigalejohansen For jiu jitsu news, rape culture, links. http://instagram.com/jiujiubjj For photos of BJJ and Korea in general. https://twitter.com/jiujiubjj For general jiu jitsu, puns, and life. http://www.pinterest.com/jiujiubjj/ I post a lot of BJJ fashion, hairstyles, camels, etc. https://lift.do/ My name is Julia Johansen. I’m working on adding positive daily […]
I’m 37 today! Interesting fact: in Korea I have been and will be 38 all year. When you’re born, you’re 1 year old. On January 1, the entire nation of Korea turns a year older. So if you’re born on December 31, on January 1, you are 2 years old, even though you are 1 […]
I had such a great vacation. I now have a plan: Summer in Brazil in 2013. Train BJJ as much as possible. Summer in Ukraine in 2014. Train sambo as much as possible. Also do BJJ, but focus on Sambo.
As requested, here is me traveling in my Fenom BJJ gi I was saving space in my luggage. I had a carry on at exactly 10 kilos, and a check-in weighing exactly 20 kilos. The check-in bag was entirely full of gifts, plus my gi pants and white belt. So of course Aeroflot lost it. […]
If you had told me even a year ago that I would be so crazy about a sport/martial art that I would work it into my vacation, I would not have believed you. And yet, this is who I have become. Self, why are you in Ukraine right now? Well, self, that’s a great question! […]