Don’t believe the hype! Some big names like Shoyoroll & Moya Brand are NOT always IBJJF approved

At the Chicago Open I saw several dozen people turned away because their uniforms were NOT IBJJF approved despite company advertisement.  Given the number of people that I saw swapping uniforms with their teammates mid competition I’m going to list a few that I saw repeatedly get turned down. I’ll update as I find more … Continue reading

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This is what happens when Animal Kingdom meets Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Sunday we went Christmas tree shopping because we are the ultimate procrastinators.  While shopping we stumbled across these gems (see pic above) and laughed profusely at the silly images.  It wasn’t until we got a little closer that realized that the crazy animal images were printed on rash guards. The planning began. 7 rashguards , … Continue reading

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Ears burned red

The ladies had some words for me at last weeks women’s class.  I had them do a series of takedowns and while they had a blast the after effects were not so pleasing.  Most complained of being so sore they were certain that my ears burned red from their comments about me making them do … Continue reading

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Tennessee State Jiu Jitsu Championships….second time’s the charm??

This past weekend I ventured 4 hrs to the Tennessee State BJJ championships in Knoxville, tn for some matches and to gauge my progress on the mat. Shannon and I rode with our coach Josh and of course my auto anxiety was put to the test but we got to “bond” as well.  We get to the tournament, … Continue reading

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Pretend as if the gi doesn’t exist

Training these past few weeks have been pretty intense. Between class 8am-9:20,work 9:30-7,and training 7-till i fall I have been struggling to adjust to everything.  These past few weeks Josh has had the fighters buckle down and focus solely on mma which made me kind of sad at first as my schedule doesn’t permit for … Continue reading

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A Review of Bowling Green BJJ’s first Women’s Class…Yippee!!

Class tonight was awesome. We had 8 girls on the mat…the most i’ve ever trained with at one time (3 is my record, and thats including myself). Not only did we have a good number of girls but the girls all had great attitudes. I was so nervous pulling up to the gym because at … Continue reading

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Just want to share the BJJ love

You know that weird restless,unsettled feeling in your belly you get the morning of a tournament, fight, or wedding? Well I’ve had that feeling that last few days because Tonight’s the night. Tonight is our first women’s class and my nervousness has now surpassed my excitement. I think it’s the whole “their thoughts and future … Continue reading

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I’m not invincible

Contrary to popular belief, or rather my own personal belief that I would never admit under any other circumstances I am not in fact invincible. I know, I know lol.  Yesterday I competed for the first time with the blue belt around my waist (got promoted 3 weeks ago) and took 2nd in gi and 2nd … Continue reading

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Freeballin

To cup or not To Cup..that is the question Monday I got to class pretty late (I’ve been walking more lately but i’m a slow walker go figure). Got there in time to see a few sweeps from joe. Despite my grumpy bear attitude i rolled pretty well. Hit one of the advanced spider guard sweeps josh showed me … Continue reading

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Sick Kimuras, Cobrinha, & Rampage rants

Thursday’s gi class went great…a little rocky for me at first but great overall.  I got to class late so i missed the warm ups and I assume most of the techniques but I got there just in time to see Josh showing a pretty cool way to get on top while someone’s trying to … Continue reading

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