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BJJ: My Win and My Purple Promotion!

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: Competition, Attitude, and Insecurities

BJJ: Competition, Attitude, and Insecurities

I have decided I will compete. My instructor bullied me into it. Here was our conversation: Jiu Jiu’s note: I showed Diego the picture to make sure he was okay with me posting it. He responded by saying: The point is not that competition just makes you improve; it’s that it makes you improve fast. It […]

Women in BJJ Guest Post: I’m Not Sorry

Women in BJJ Guest Post: I’m Not Sorry

Moderator’s note: I am on vacation in America for the summer. I’ll be in Washington until July 7, and then I’ll be in Virginia! While this article is not specifically about jiu jitsu, after I read it I immediately saw the implications for women in jiu jitsu. How many new women have apologized for having […]

BJJ vs Non-BJJ folk’s reaction to Why Women Should Train Jiu Jitsu

BJJ vs Non-BJJ folk’s reaction to Why Women Should Train Jiu Jitsu

After the phenomenal conversation that took off on my blog about the Why Women Should Train Jiu Jitsu video, I realized a few things about this video: It’s not for me. I’m already in the Cult of Jiu Jitsu. I’ve drunk the Flavor-aid. I’m converted. Shut up and take my money. It’s an ad, not […]

BJJ Women: “Why Women Should Train Jiu Jitsu” messages

BJJ Women: “Why Women Should Train Jiu Jitsu” messages

There’s a video going around the internet called “Why Women Should Train Jiu Jitsu.” The video is respectful toward women. There is no speaking, and it’s safe for work, so you can watch it without sound if you need. It’s worth a watch: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HFsyBG95rg] Katie from A Skirt on the Mat wrote about it yesterday. She wrote that […]