Category Archives: Judo

Short Girl Judo

This week, I had the rare opportunity to train with a former world competitor Judoka (please see correction below).  And, she was my height!  I learned so much, not that my teachers aren’t great, it’s just that she was able to  … Continue reading

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Momma Was Wrong

     As a single parent, I didn’t have a lot of time, money or energy.  However, there was one thing I tried to do for my kids.  They loved The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Power Rangers and Martial Arts.  … Continue reading

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Evil Little Sister Mode

     I grew up the only girl in three generations on my father’s side of the family and the only girl in my generation on my mother’s side of the family.  Translation, as a girl I was drastically out numbered.  … Continue reading

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Fighters Do It Better

I want a T-Shirt that says: Fighters Do It Better Stamina Speed Timing Flexibility Agility Acuracy Technique Strength Spirit Skill Explosiveness Ferocity Confidence Intelligence Intuition Determination Focus Dedication Motivation Heart Did I miss anything?

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The One Arm Bandit vs Judo

     The One Arm Bandit vs Judo…  Well, that just didn’t happen.  Wednesday night, somehow, I rolled over onto my recently dislocated and reset right shoulder and slept that way for an hour or so.  Needless to say, when I woke up … Continue reading

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Straight Jacket Triangle

     Judo Brian taught last Thursday night.  I enjoy his classes.  They are a blend of Judo and Jiu Jitsu.  He not only teaches amazing techniques;  he teaches the science behind them.  He’s also very good about helping me adjust … Continue reading

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Inspiration, March 2011

     Do you want to see the face of victory?  Have you ever seen that look that says “WTF just happened”?  Or would you rather just watch some phenomenal Judo?  Well, Jessika Leyne has it all in this video” appropriately titled “Judo”.  … Continue reading

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Oh, That Was For Reals…

     I made it to class on a Saturday morning and early, too.  😉  It was cold.  😦  For those of you who don’t know, I’m a southern girl.  My definition of cold starts at 59 F.  So, when everybody … Continue reading

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The Power of Gravity

I’ve been a Physics experiment this week! 😉  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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