I’ve had rash guards on my brain recently. I was bummed to have missed out on the Juliet rashguard offered on BJJHQ.com from Pony Club Grappling Gear, though my credit card was happy with that! I also recently purchased two Meerkatsu rashies: the white tiger and the Phoenix. More than that, though, was the question […]
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I’m heading to Tokyo tomorrow to watch the Asia Open. Not participate, just watch. Turns out that my match would have been on Sunday, and I was flying out that afternoon, so I took the refund instead. But, I’ll be cheering on CupcakeArmbar! I also decided to make blogger cards. This was thought of and […]
Last week I looked around the room and I was one of the two most senior students. In the gym hierarchy I’m high up there. I’m so used to being the underdog that it took me by surprise. I didn’t win all the king of the hill contests, so how did I get here. That’s […]
In lieu of content, here is some BJJ art I created. I use the term “art” extremely loosely. Stuuuupid headlocks.
The more I think about this idea, the cooler it gets to me. I know sometimes people worry that they’re not keeping up with their teammates, that they might get stuck “forever” at white belt or blue belt, that they’re just not progressing, or that they’re a sucky blue belt. To those people, I say […]
I am stunned! For the first time in the 2 years since starting my jiu jitsu blog my traffic hit over 1000 views in one day! 1163 to be precise! To give you an idea of how special that is to me, prior to this week, I’d only hit over 400 views twice in the […]
It’s easy to get discouraged in Jiu Jitsu. I can feel my own potential for discouragement, and I can see it by how people find my blog. Just this past month, at least 5 people found my blog because they felt their jiu jitsu was inferior. BJJ blue belt, I suck Is it ok to […]
Last week I got a bit whiny about only doing BJJ one day that week. I think my words were “COMPLETE FAIL”. It’s possible I’m prone to hyperbole, but then again, hyperbole is the BEST THING EVER! It got me thinking about an oldie but a goodie as far as blog posts go – Meerkatsu’s […]
I have a fascination with matryoshkas, matroshkas, матрёшка, Russian stacking dolls or nesting dolls – whatever you fancy calling them, I’m a fan. I love the idea of what they represent – that Russian/Ukrainian aspect, symbolism, layers, hidden treasures, and their beauty. One of my next tattoos I have planned is a matryoshka. Then I […]
My downfall has been thinking too much about BJJ and the gym. No, not walking through moves or strategizing, but the self talk that comes before class. It’s especially bad in the mornings: Well, it’s 7:30 and I’m up. I could go to the gym in 30 minutes and then be in time for the […]