Monthly Archives: October 2010

Vampire on a Tofu Diet

Happy Halloween!!! I’ve finally started working open guard positions while rolling!¬† ūüôā¬† Yeah, I know, it’s been a year and half…¬† But I had some trouble kicking some kicking habits.¬† You see, I came to BJJ¬†with a STRONG kicking background.¬† … Continue reading

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Illuminating the Darkest Dark

A must read – http://shakiaharris.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/empowering-a-battered-woman-through-the-art-of-jiujitsu/

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Perfection and Dedication

*Drags self off computer to get ready for BJJ. * Perfection and dedication takes a daily effort.  I did practice my triangle chokes during my nap today.

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I Might Hurt You

Little Ole Lady walks up to Big Guy and says, “Wana roll?” Big Guy tries to breath around imaginary cat he’s choking on.¬†¬†Bulging eyes finally recede back into their sockets.¬† He manages a hoarse¬†whisper, “I’m afraid that I might hurt … Continue reading

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But She Looked So Timid

Tonight was the women’s BJJ class.¬† When I train with women, I go in with the mindset, “Take it easy and don’t scare them off.”¬† I think I need to change that to, “No holds barred!”¬† There were 7¬†and 1/4 … Continue reading

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The Power of Gravity

I’ve been a Physics experiment this week!¬†ūüėȬ† We’ve been working on sweeps from¬†open guard and¬†spider guard this week.¬† These positions always make me nervous.¬† I’m afraid that I’ll¬†drop the guys on top of me.¬† But, things were different this week.¬† … Continue reading

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Why Does Me Have To Work?

Thirteen hour night shifts literally hurt…¬†¬†I would rather be doing BJJ, but no.¬† I have to sleep¬†today.¬† Then do it all again tonight. Yesterday, after the noon class, I tried to take a nap before work.¬† I kept working submissions … Continue reading

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Women’s Only BJJ Classes

At first, the thought of a women’s only BJJ class bothered me.¬† I was thinking that’s a bad thing.¬† I thought that limiting ones training partners to only women, would handicap a woman.¬† From a self-defense standpoint, the likely hood … Continue reading

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Pepto-Bismol

It’s hard enough as it is, for a woman¬†to blend in on the mat.¬† But gi manufacturers¬†have to put you in Pepto-Bismol¬†Pink!!!¬† What part of strong independent woman screams for “upset stomach relief” medicine.¬† I want a beautifully tailored gi … Continue reading

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Squish, Tap and Repeat

Squish, tap and repeat.¬†¬†That’s me getting squished and tapped.¬† I’m a white belt, so I get spazzy.¬† Then the guys¬†squish (pin)¬†me, until I calm down.¬† I don’t know much, so I will try to muscle a submission, that’s not really … Continue reading

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