Combat Corner Grappling Spats -Review/My fav training item-

Combat Corner Grappling Spats Size: Small Price:$50 & below I’m 5’4, 155lbs, female w/ junk in my trunk. I have a size small and it fits great! I typically wear a medium or size 9 in pants/jeans. I was sent these spats several months ago and I LOVE them. When I received them in the mail I just … 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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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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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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A new menina

Last night there was a new menina in class (that’s girl in portuguese..i think 🙂 ) and we drilled shrimps, shooting drills, escapes, a few submissions, and we both got a lesson on break falls (mine are god awful). She was extremely nice, very athletic and picked up on everything quickly. She said early in class that she … Continue reading

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Red head stepchild

The numbers are dwindling at the gym lately.  The ones I used to be ever so pumped to trained with are making rare appearances at the gym these days.  I suppose the weather has something to do with it, why train when you have the opportunity to be with your friends and family…right?? Well the … Continue reading

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Push through the pain

I’ve experienced plateaus here and there but nothing like the past few weeks. I took a full week off of everything and I though that would make me uber hungry for some bjj but it didn’t…quite the contrary…it only made me miss certain aspects of my life beforehand.  This week was especially difficult. It felt … Continue reading

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Winning the women’s division—>>my first grappling tournament

So i’m pumped. I trained hard, takedowns were weak but I ended on top with the women’s division, granted I had two matches but I worked hard for the submissions.  The first match I won by a triangle and the second match I came out on top with an arm triangle.  I entered the Men’s No-Gi … Continue reading

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WOOT WOOT!!

One word to describe the past two nights…okay make that four words..or rather four words compiled rhythmically – BOW CHIKA WOW WOW!!  Kessinger led tuesday’s No-Gi class & I thoroughly enjoyed myself at tonights practice. He showed some more half guard stuff that included a few cartwheels, knee bars, some crossfacing,  and unfortunately for one … Continue reading

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On the road again..Destination: Nice Guy Submission Fighting

**Previously I edited the gym’s name out of the post due to a “complaint” about my mentioning that one of the guys I rolled with was a bit rough, because there is a gym that actually exists where every single person rolls like xande ribiero.  Anyways, I’ve decided to edit this post because I had a great time there … Continue reading

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