No driving in the rain

There have been quite a few developments in these past few days. For starters, we had two new girls join us for womens class yesterday which was nice. We’re still getting a feel for how to teach and what to teach.  I think for now at least we should stick with escapes and sweeps wait … Continue reading

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It’s ok to die in here

Saturday was the funeral and although it was incredible painful to bury our friend, it meant the world to spend the afternoon with everyone from the team.  We had three or four booths/tables filled at O’charleys.  There was a private reception at Kessinger’s family house after the funeral as well.  Promptly once everyone got their drinks … Continue reading

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A Tribute to the gentle giant Brandon Kessinger

On Tuesday night, July 5,2011, We lost a very dear member of our team.  Brandon Kessinger, the purple belt that I would often refer to as the “Gentle Giant” passed away, he was 30. Kessinger I will carry you with me every training session, every tournament, and especially this upcoming fight. You were always so supportive of … Continue reading

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Getting my Blue belt and bruised buns

Got my blue belt today but at the expense of my left butt cheek. There were 3 blues, two purples, a green, and an orange. I’m josh’s second female blue belt. Today was bittersweet and you know why. But anywho, had to show a technique, got belted, you were thrown by the higher ranking belts … Continue reading

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Unbreak my heart

Tonight I had my first laugh…well my first really good one since I found out about Garic’s passing. I went to gi brazilian jiu jitsu tonight and thought I was prepared however as soon as I walked into the room I was overcome with emotions and began to cry quietly on the side of the mat for quite some time.  Once … Continue reading

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Day 6: Disbelief

  I think this is the part of the process called denial. It’s weird, i know that he is dead but I don’t feel it. I’m having a hard time understand what Garics being dead means. Is that strange?? The past 6 days have been excruciating but for some reason I feel like he is … Continue reading

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Yoga through the grief

–First and foremost. For those of you that want answers Garic Salmonowicz, was killed in a fatal accident Saturday June 18, 2011 morning.  He was driving southbound to Nashville from Bowling Green to pick up his partner from the airport. From what i understand he hydroplaned and some have said that if he had been … Continue reading

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The only exception

It’s a beautiful day today and I’m happy to say..well that I’m happy-er than I was yesterday, or the day before, or the day before.  My flame for jiujitsu is reignited and I can only hope for the best now. I’ll start with how my flame got its flicker back. Usually when the going gets tough I get … Continue reading

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Rollin in the dough

Working full time and I still don’t have a penny to show for it (life of a college student).  i”m pleased to be expecting my tax money back anyday now and like any other self respecting american I’ve already found 1 million different ways to spend it.  Apart from paying for jiujitsu class I’ve decided … Continue reading

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Who you callin a Creonte?!

When I first heard the term Creonte I figured it was a maybe a term for a position, or a sweep, or some snide term in Portugese.  I’ve been trolling the blogosphere and have found quite a bit on input on the topic at hand.  The best definition I’ve been able to find is from … Continue reading

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