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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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

I was diagnosed with having Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at the age of 19 (in 2009, I’m now 23ish 🙂 ). It was severe enough to wear I had to buy computer software to complete my college assignments via voice-text as I could not type without extreme discomfort. I can remember being a junior in high … Continue reading

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The IBJJF NEEDS you

Few competitors are aware that they can work events and compete as well.  It helps because BJJ is not the sport where dough is ever flowing.  Sponsorships are scarce and usually start as gear only and can escalate to monetary contributions.  Unfortunately you have to compete often and medal before anyone even knows who you … Continue reading

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My experiences at the Atlanta International Open

Last weekend I competed at the Atlanta International Open and I had a blast! I got 2nd in my weight class (meio-pesado) and I got 3rd in the absolute and I couldn’t feel better.  Many people don’t understand because I got 2nd why I’m just as happy if I had won but after 5 matches … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Chicago Internation Open

Chicago Open. I competed in medium heavy division (153-163) and the open division. Day before the event I had these incredibly disheartening moments where I just felt completely inadequate. Here I was driving 6+ hours to compete in a pretty big tournament and I just felt like I was in so far over my head. … Continue reading

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Grapplers Quest Columbus, OH results: 1st Blue Belt Gi, 1st No gi Absolute, 2nd No gi weight class

“Even if I didn’t have what it took to be on top, I still had to try.  I had to learn the true meaning of sacrifice to get where I wanted to be.”-Marcelo Garcia Grapplers Quest was an incredibly insightful event. After that event I have a much deeper understanding of what it means to … Continue reading

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Protect Ya Neck

This title serves many purposes.  For one I’m an avid Wu-Tang Clan fan but lately I’ve been looking long and hard at adding some gi chokes into my game.  THankfully Youtube.Com has this awesome new feature, “watch later” and I’ve added 200 BJJ matches …and counting but 200 is the limit and I’ve come across … Continue reading

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Gi Review: Kingz Kimono Female Cut

Last tuesday I saw the Kingz 420 Light Gi in Blue on sale at BJJhq.com for 105$ and I mulled over the decision for nearly a day before deciding that it was a deal I simply could not pass on.  After shipping I only paid 110$.  The female sizes first attracted me to the offer. I’ve also … Continue reading

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UPDATED:These are a few of my favorite bjj/mma things…

In celebration of reaching over 20k views on my blog I’ve decided to compose a list, and a fine list at that of a few things that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed..and even a few things that I didn’t care for.  Hopefully you will find it very beneficial.  I’ve wanted to do one of these posts for months and now … Continue reading

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Review: The Black Keys in Cincinatti

Last Friday Brandon & I ventured to Cincinnati Ohio to see The Black Keys at US Bank Arena and they were phenomenal!!  The Arctic Monkeys, the opening act, was not so great.  I say this for several reasons: 1st. You could hardly understand the lead singer due to his incredibly thick accent. 2nd It doesn’t … Continue reading

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