A review of The Combat Codes by Alexander Darwin, published by Insight Forge Press in 2015, ISBN 978-1517765064. You can see this review at Amazon, and GoodReads. Rated 4 stars out of 5. Murray Pearson is sick of buying broken kids from the slave Circles. He’s sick of training them to become skilled combatants, only […]
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Here is a preview of my upcoming review of the Submission FC Mania gi. In other news, I am heading to Washingoon state for my wedding and honeymoon! I will be Mrs JiuJiu beginning July 18. Here is the lucky Mr. JiuJiu. JiuJiu’s question: Any exciting news coming up for any of you?
After much delay, I’m excited to bring you a review of the 93 Brand “100 KG” Unbleached kimono! I was sent this gi for the purpose of review by Aaron from BJJHQ. Please note that this is for Version 1, and Version 2 is now being sold. Note: I have been told that the Version […]
I currently own 9 gis. It’s taken quite a lot for me to figure out which sizes fit, how I like them to fit, and which are my favorites. The different companies fit quite differently, so I thought I would share my impressions of each of the gis I own. The inspiration: Georgette posted a […]
I love comics, so it was a wonderful surprise to be asked to review a handful of BJJ themed titles by Bryan G. Brown. At the time of this review, Bryan is a 2-stripe blue at Team Balance, and has lost a significant amount of weight! Nice work! FIRST FIGHT COMICS A review of the First […]
I was searching on Etsy for BJJ gift ideas when I came across one of the coolest accessories I’ve seen. It was for a BJJ belt keychain/wristlet. I was so excited that I decided to email the owner. Note: If you want to order this year, you need to order by December 15! Post by Bluebeltbaby. […]
Itaewon Jiu Jitsu was opened by DK, a John Frankl brown belt, in May 2013. I moved to this area at the beginning of the year and changed over from my old academy to this one. I have found that folks are very welcoming. Most folks are white belts here, but I’ve found that overall […]
A review of the movie Aardvark, released by Revolver Entertainment, available on DVD and VOD January 28, 2014. Running Time: 81 minutes. DVD SRP: $19.98 Catalogue No. REVA1055· UPC: 8 29461 000400. Rated 1 out of 5. No spoilers included IT’S PERHAPS THE FIRST FICTIONAL FILM TO STAR A BLIND MAN SINCE BIRTH A COMPELLING AND […]
I have had the pleasure to attend two seminars given by Heejin Lee in Seoul, Korea. One seminar was held on Yongsan Army Garrison, for the soldiers on base. The other was a women’s only seminar held at Heejin’s gym, Queen of Jiu Jitsu. The Instructor Heejin Lee is the first woman in Korea to […]
It’s always interesting to visit new-to-me gyms in Korea. I figure if anyone is likely to be treated as an outsider, it’s me – the female foreigner. Thankfully I can report I was treated exceedingly well, and made very welcome at BJJ Lab in Busan. I had a really great time training there, and I […]